Posted on Monday, October 6th, 2014 by Will Hagle
Milq is a content-sharing social network designed to help users discover new things from the worlds of music, film, fashion, comedy, sports and several other categories.
Milq is a community-driven content-sharing platform, with open-ended playlists of music, video and words organized around a specific topic or question. Milq calls these playlists ‘Beads,” because any user can add to the chain of the discussion with their own link or content. Beads are divided into nine categories: Music, Film & TV, Comedy, Sports, Fashion, Food & Drink, Art & Design, Books and Ideas. There’s also a search function that makes it easier to locate a particular Bead that might fit into more than one of those categorical distinctions. Beads created in the Music section include headers like “Song of the Day?” or “My New Favorite Song?” — encouraging other Milq users to respond with music or videos accordingly. In more difficult categories like Art & Design or Fashion, the site allows its users to get creative with Beads like “Favourite Runway Moments?” or “How Designers Think?”
Milq is useful as a content discovery tool because of the human element that’s involved. While a site like Pandora or an app like Spotify may use an algorithm to suggest music similar to the songs you’ve been listening to, Milq allows human users to make their own suggestions based on the topic introduced at the top of the Bead. This advantage applies to all categories on Milq, not just music. The site places its faith in its community of users, and the recommendations are better because of that. With tons of social network-esque features, such as the ability to follow Beads or other users, Milq is one of the best, cleanest platforms in terms of content-sharing online right now.