January 22, 2004

Tribes

Tribe.net is a service similar to Friendster. it's a friend networking tool.

Most of my friends are not the network-joining type. But what I like about Tribes is that there are not only networks based on friendship, but also the ability to form groups (tribes) based on whatever criteria you like. It combines the idea of a friend network with interest groups, and discussions. For example, I've created a tribe for readers of this weblog:

http://afol.tribe.net/ - the Aces Full of Links Readers tribe.

If you go there, you can sign up as an AFOL reader. It would be interesting if many blogs had such open tribes. While it's easy to see what blogs other bloggers are reading (through their blogrolls, though mine is stale), it's not easy to see what blogs other blog readers are reading. If you were a member of 3 or 4 weblog tribes, you might see that people who read weblog X also like weblog Y. You might also find people that are coming together to support a presidential candidate, or somesuch.

In any case, feel free to join the tribe above. Membership is wide open.

Other tribes on the site I have found:

If you do join, you can find me here.

Posted by James at January 22, 2004 4:35 PM
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Sounds good to me, sign me up.

OK, all signed up. I can't seem to get you to be my friend, though.

OK, I quit.

Posted by: Bil at January 22, 2004 6:25 PM

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