Hah! That's the spirit! Lawyers weilding humor.
Heh, we clearly need more antisocial networks. I can't do this all by myself, people!
You're going to get your site out of beta this year."
Poking around the old links, I find services marked beta that I don't even remember ... Awesomr, iscrybe, and Orkut. Sheesh, Orkut invite beggery was one reason to hate betas forever. Although, I might make an exception for Klostu.
Gimmie a Banana! Gimmie a Beta! Gimmie an Invite!
"The Web site architecture went through five major revisions—each coming after MySpace had reached certain user account milestones—and dozens of smaller tweaks."
"And although the systems architecture has been relatively stable since the Web site crossed the 7 million account mark in early 2005, MySpace continues to knock up against limits such as the number of simultaneous connections supported by SQL Server, Benedetto says: 'We've maxed out pretty much everything.'"
Well worth the read for what might be the next pain point in your friendly neighborhood YASN.
"Users usually only have read access to their other networks. Social networks are not like news articles or blogs that you can just stick into an RSS reader, they require engagement and participation to become valuable to the user."
FindMeOn calls itself "A cure for multiple web personality disorder".
I can see not having Yet Another Profile, but, people have to browse to the aggregator page. It can not be found via interests or seen by browsing friends-of-friends. So far they've ended up being Yet Another Social Network to remember to log in to, and, wasn't that the very thing that was supposed to be cured?
Keen! That was the way that I remembered it and wondered where the controls were. Turns out they got lost along the way. Tribe.net has many content boxes (rss and groupings of tribes being the most noteworthy) for both your public profile and private home page. Which is quite useful, even if it does enable the occasional eye-bending page.
There has always been tagging on personal posts, now groups can have tags, which certainly made finding interesting groups easier. Looks like you can 'watch' a tag and get matching entries put on your Neighborhood view.
And the 'send a private message' link at the end of each post is great.
Heh. There's a funny upsell for an online social service. That sounds like 'what you did last night' pictures.
"A new feature is the ability for other users to comment on your Wine Log.Connect with other WineLog users and keep track of what they are logging with our new friends feature. Our recommendation system is constantly working to find others users with similar tastes to you, and now you can easily add these users to your friends list and see what they have tasted and how they have rated new wines."
They just seem to have blogs and wines, but, no profile info and no rss feeds per user.
Bah! However can I xpost everything? My keep new in bloglines and 'revisit' tag in del.icio.us overflow.
Gimmie a Donut!
Yeash, one of the ugliest social networks ever. Although, one of those that requires download like Mugshot might be even more horrid.
"Tagworld's founders haven't logged into their social network site for a month, and are said to be both "out of town". The problems at Tagworld serve as a reminder: in the competition between social network sites, it's winner takes all. And there are few winners."
Oh, yea, Tagworld! Gotta track down my login one of these weeks ...
2007 5 MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT: The world stands at the brink of a second nuclear age. The United States and Russia remain ready to stage a nuclear attack within minutes, North Korea conducts a nuclear test, and many in the international community worry that Iran plans to acquire the Bomb. Climate change also presents a dire challenge to humanity. Damage to ecosystems is already taking place; flooding, destructive storms, increased drought, and polar ice melt are causing loss of life and property.
2002 7 MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT
1998 9 MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT
And don't miss,
'ware Nation ID initiatives!
Couldn't agree more! A recent trip to the food sideshow showed her on stacks of mags (besides her own), cereal, and oil. And there's more where that came from ... a Rachael Ray Sucks Community or you could hasten our doom and buy a Yum-O! shirt.
Tracked down an old post. Reputation-based System for the Blogosphere: "All members of the Relevanta community have the ability to contribute information, commentary, and valuations of both the authors and their written works. In addition, Relevanta's underlying database provides automatic linking of keywords and provides members with extended data and background information…"
Whoa, Google Video asks for remote logins to xpost to blogger, lj, myspace, or typepad. I've seen the 'gimmie your address book' jive, but, have been seeing a lot of these xpost requests recently.
The ole feed reader lead me in a mighty circle to a fine game and back to Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi of Flow fame. A fine flow of an afternoon.
Hat tip to Creating Passionate Users: What comes after usability?
Some other feedback:
The breakthrough that is MyBlogLog:"MyBlogLog makes the Internet feel like a huge party where you bump into random people that might be interesting and see friends that you didn’t know were in the same place as you. It’s weird. It’s awkward. It’s fantastic."
Adding Community To The Comments: "if you think someone has written a particularly interesting comment (or a particularly annoying one), you can click on their icon and be taken to their MyBlogLog profile. You can see where they blog, what other MyBlogLog communities they belong to, etc."
I clearly had taken a turn into the universe next door ...
Jinn | Born of fire: "Although a few Islamic scholars have over the ages denied the existence of jinn, the consensus is that good Muslims should believe in them."
The redesigned HUD also allows you to enter in your own RSS feeds, making the Reuters HUD a general-purpose reader so that you can keep up with your favorite Web sites from within Second Life."
Yeash, a virtual island, an embeded reporter, a double-reverse newsfeed. Wack.
A fine idea. I resisited Chameleon on top of Bloglines, but, this is nicely integrated. If only I did not cringe and avert my eyes every time I try to use the Google Reader ...
I could stand to loose a few feeds, though.
"Febreze Scentstories: Enjoy the wonderful scent of candles without striking a match!
With six different interchangeable, scent-themed discs to choose from, you can create the atmosphere of places like a mountain trail or a tropical island right in your home."
There are many frightening scents to choose from ...
Whoa, too cool. I've always wanted to get a set of iconic cards. Now I have to ponder what contact info to put on them ...
Pretty much to look at ugly myspace profiles on a tiny screen. Besides it doesn't have nearly the stalking potential of the Helio.
But, really, anything that could scrape the band bulletins or tour schedules out of myspace would be grand.