In just 5 days, 17,000+ people have created over 7,000 documents. They’ve performed over 100,000 saves. We saw a peak of 425 concurrent users, and 100+ are online right now.
We’ve heard from a person writing a draft of their book in Socrates. We’ve seen a TA writing up a computer science test in markdown. We’ve seen to-do lists, meeting notes, blog entries, and many many Github readme’s.
We’ve even seen documents in Chinese and Norwegian!
Since it was just a weekend project, we didn’t get to fully securing the document list. That left open a way for people to get a list of all document ids (which they quickly did).
This weekend I had some time to look into the issue. And after talking to the awesome folks at Firebase, I added a single permissions rule to deny reading all documents.
Now, if you run the snippet on this page, it just says:
Perfect! Now you can use Socrates.io without worrying about strangers stumbling onto your document.
Markdown is now my preferred way to write almost anything. As more people start using markdown, more services will adopt it as their primary user-submitted text format.
I use markdown and Socrates.io to write my Github readmes, blog entries, and to-do lists. What do you use it for?