Hey Thanks! Facebook App

hey thanks!

There’s a new facebook app on the block (surprise surprise). It’s called “Hey Thanks!” and it’s extremely simple, yet extremely effective.

From the about page for the app:

Thank your friends for anything and everything you can think of. Spread the love. Just send them a note of gratitude.

Make a game of it and see how many Thank You notes you can send out. Be genuine, honest, and grateful for the wonderful folks you have around you.


The premise was simple. Jed wanted to be able to spread love in the form of “thank you” notes. Nothing crazy. Nothing hard. Nothing that costs money or makes people feel like they’re not your friend. In fact, quite the opposite of all that. Simple, friendly, gratuitous, and positive. We have an acronym for that too – PEVZ. Spread it around.


A friend of mine was having a very rough day at work today. You’ve had those days. Nobody really knew this friend was having a rough day but the release of this app prompted a flood of “thank you” notes to be sent to this person. Within a short time, he received several notes of thanks. Even though he still had to deal with nasty co-workers, he now felt validated in other areas of his life. What a great story. What great friends he has, improving his overall spirit by simply by thanking him for being himself.


The results are simple:

  • 24 hours from concept to a live app
  • 6 hours (during the middle of the day) of being a live app brings in 24 users, most of whom we don’t actually know.
  • 72 thank you notes sent

The real results
are not statistical. They’re good-will, encouragement, and happiness. Who can measure that?

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Nate Ritter lives in the Pacific Northwest (U.S.), popularized the #hashtag and creates web applications for a living. He also does miles and point hacking to enable cheap travel for his family. More here →

4 Comments on "Hey Thanks! Facebook App"

  1. nate says:

    There’s a “Share This” link just below the post… click on that… Sorry for the confusion. I never did fix the icon for that link so it would show up better.

  2. Emma says:

    Hey Nate, Nice site. Thank-you notes never go out of style. Take Care, Emma

  3. nate says:

    Emma, thanks for the kudos… and welcome to my blog. I hope you find it fun, entertaining, and useful.

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