… A Better Friendster

I’ve been poking around at and I like what I saw. It has a more general focus than Friendster and I like the interface better as well. It also allows people to join ‘tribes’ around their interests. For example, a group of skiers could create and/or join a skiing tribe. Here’s some of what’s on their help/about page:

What is is an online social networking service that connects the
people in your personal networks and community, creating a new resource
that’s based on a trusted web of your friends and associates. You can use this abundant network to find jobs, buy and sell goods,
locate a roommate, and accomplish much more with the help of groups and
individuals who know you and share your interests.

What can I do on

Whether you have a small network or a large one, makes it
easier for you to communicate with the people you know, as well as
friends of friends that you’ve yet to meet.

  • Find/List a Job – Browse and post job listings created by people in your network
  • Get a roommate – Why live with a complete stranger, when you could live with the friend of a friend?
  • Buy and sell – Would you rather go to a used car lot,
    or buy a minivan from your co-worker’s reliable sister? Sell your stuff
    to friends of friends, and people you know will cherish your used
  • Create and manage groups of people – Use to
    organize your existing groups and/or identify and draw together
    individuals who share a common interest. These Tribes
    can be focused on any subject, affiliation, or activity. Book clubs,
    soccer teams, and alumni groups can form their own Tribes, as well as
    family members, hobbyists, or professionals.

  • Messaging –’s message system allows you to
    send a note to friends, colleagues and people who are listing items
    that interest you. You can communicate with your Tribes via group
    message boards. You can also schedule events to inform everyone in your
    Tribe of an upcoming event.
  • Answer life’s questions – Your social network is a
    valuable resource that contains most of the answers you need. Whether
    you’re seeking a dentist, an organic grocery, or an inexpensive oil
    change, chances are good that someone in your network already has the

(found via Boing Boing)