Category Archives: socialnetwork

Born in 1970s Norway?

I just joined the “Unlike 99.9% of the Facebook population, I was born in the 70s” network”, only to find that once you get past page 1 or 2 of the profiles, everyone seems to be from Norway? Wasgoingon?

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Flirt in 23 characters. (That *was* 23 characters!)

So I have been having some free fun on iilwy. That’s I’m In Like With You. It is a kind of social network but you make contact by playing games with each other, which basically amounts to Q&As thrown at each other in 23 characters.

It’s a competition, a chase, a game – where you make up the rules of attraction, and you choose the winner. And if you’re playing someone else’s game, send charming messages, photos and video their way – and then bid to show you’re really interested. You have a limited number of points, so the more you bid, the more you’re in like. When the game is over, one lucky winner is chosen. Only then can you trade messages.

It fun! I have a fine collection on my “watch” list. Leave a comment if you want an invite – I think I still have some left.

Photojacked

So this is a photo of Kosso’s feet with rum punch, the sunset and the Caribbean ocean.

If you clicked on the photo about 10 minutes ago, you would have noticed a Flickr “user”, who has uploaded one photo, has added a note directly linking to a holiday site. At least I think it is, because I don’t want to go there and give them my hit.* It could well be something totally innocent. But I hope Yahoo gets any smart ideas about doing this with ads. I feel jacked. It might be a great little service for someone, but not me.

*By blogging about this, I wondered if they would probably get loads of bloomin’ hits so I have now removed the link.

Metamediaverses

“Five years from now a social networking site without a 3D universe will look like a dinosaur.”
– Mark Kern, president of Red 5 Studios.