Ffflourish lets users share what they are doing right now that is healthy. The user can add anything from going to the gym, working out at home, studying nature or enjoying time with loved ones. The user can add an image to go with their Ffflourish. A Ffflourish can be shared so friends and family can see what the user is doing and respond to or comment on it. Users can also like each other’s Ffflourishes to encourage further healthy behavior. The site allows the user to establish an ongoing record of all the healthy things they do to maintain their physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing. The user can encourage others to do healthy things through their own examples. The site is based on the idea that the “little things” a person does for their health and happiness are the most important.
Ffflourish is a very simple application that has not received any notable mentions on the web as of yet. The application seems to be a type of Twitter or Facebook wall focused on health and wellbeing. The user is encouraged to mention the healthy things they are doing at the moment that can be shared with others. The service also works as a type of moral support that can help users stay on a good path when improving health or dieting.
The main difference between Ffflourish and other social networks is the site’s focus on health and wellbeing. The user’s profile is a place to post about the healthy things they are doing at the moment. Sites like Twitter and Facebook are more of a free-for-all, with users posting about anything and anything. Ffflourish gives health-minded individuals a place to talk about and share their good health practices, suggestions and encouragement.
The Ffflourish website layout is almost an exact copy of Twitter. The user can see their avatar image and name at the top of the page, above a box for a new Ffflourish. Below the box the user can find a list of recent Ffflourishes posted by the community. A search box is also available in the darkly colored header. The light blue and black color scheme gives the site a refreshing personality. The design may not be original, but it gives users an environment that is familiar and easy to navigate.
A new user can begin by entering their current healthy activity in the field provided at the center of the Ffflourish homepage. After submitting their entry, the user is taken to the registration form. The form asks for the user’s desired Ffflourish URL, a name, email address and password. After submitting the form, the user is automatically logged in and can begin adding more Ffflourishes or read those posted by other users.
Ffflourish is available to all users for free. There is no subscription fee, and this is a good thing. Just like Twitter and Facebook, Ffflourish offers a service that relies heavily on the people using it. If there were no users, then the site would not have much to offer newcomers. Users can post as often as they like and browse posts by other users for free. The site does not offer a paid membership and has made no indication that it plans to add any fees in the future.
Ffflourish is a great resource for anyone who is concerned about their health. Health gurus as well as those who are just starting a new diet or personal care regimen can appreciate the benefit of maintaining a record of their daily efforts. The social networking aspect gives the user a place to receive moral support, ideas and assistance. Users can also make friends with others who are also trying to improve or maintain their good health.