Link: Social|Median, a New Social Network
I’m playing around with Social|Median, an as-yet-not-public social network that allows you to create and administer topic channels. Like other social networks such as Digg or Reddit, Social|Median lets you vote stories up and share them with your network (they call it “clipping”). They also send you a daily round-up of thetop stories in the channels you choose.
I’ll be honest, I’m still getting a feel for what Social|Median does and how it works. It’s still in private “alpha” release, which means they’re still adding features and testing things out — it’s far from a finished product. That said, I was able to easily set up a channel of writing news, which Social|Median populated automatically with a bunch of good sites (to which I was able to add a few of my own choosing), and the email alerts I’m getting from that channel have had pretty consistently good stuff.
If you’d like to check out Social|Median for yourself, I have 5 invites to the private alpha to give away. Email me via the contact page and I’ll email an invite code to the first 5 people who ask.
I tried out something similar some months back, hoping it could become a social hub for readers of my blog. Turned out that the application simply could not handle more than 12 members, useless for my purposes. I hope your discovery works out better. I would be good for those of us interested in writing productivity to have a place to congregate, something like a forum but better.
There’s another new social initiative in the wings that can pull us writers together: Google Friend Connect. You can read about it at: