What was Flektor? It's a good question, and one I am frequently asked.
Back in the day, circa 2007, there was a Social Media site called MySpace. Ask your mother, she probably remembers. Myspace was a mess, and one of the worst aspects of it was that you had to know how to code to make your site look good. Smart phones weren't a thing yet. And there was just about nothing available that helped you edit movies, make slideshows, let alone create surveys, make titles, etc.
That's where Flektor came in. Flektor took all of your photos, video, and other media and let you create live movies in your Browser. If you had a sequence of photos, for example, you could add to it by emailing a photo from your dumb-phone at the bar. It would add itself to the slideshow everywhere that movie was embedded. Remember, we were in a pre-smartphone, pre-app world. So this was seen as magic. If your friend told you she didn't like one of the photos, you could remove it and it would disappear from the movie even if someone was already watching it!
And because the files were live, we could add a survey to the middle of a movie, or branch to different sections with a selection screen. So you could create a chose your own adventure with a little work. Even the transitions, like wipes and fades were live, and were applied real time. You could add a webcam stream that would go live, or replace an entire movie at the touch of a button. And multiple people could edit the stream at the same time. We showed this off by turning a movie on my MySpace page suddenly turn into a live broadcast at one presentation.
And, the files could be easily placed in your MySpace profile. People loved it, and they loved our sample content. We had tens of millions of views on the content we created and edited on Flektor ourselves. Tens of millions was a truckload at the time.
Basically we built a product meant for 2015 almost a decade too early, releasing it to the public in 2007. The demo was so good that just about every media company at the time made an offer. But MySpace made the most compelling offer, and with Facebook just a blip on the horizon we sold the company and started working on integrating it into the site. Six months later Facebook passed MySpace and shortly thereafter it died.
Yes, we hired the Workaholics guys when they were stone cold broke and before they were the Workaholics guys. They were hilarious then too, and clearly destined for success.
Unfortunately, what you see above is all that is left of Flektor. You'll just have to take my word for all of this.