For those of you bloggers that have been living under a rock, check out MyBlogLog Communities – the social network for bloggers. Now before you get all huffy that there is yet another social network out there, hold your horses – this one is different. Why? MyBlogLog Communities has the potential to transform the blogosphere into a distributed social network.
Ever want to drop a comment to a fellow blogger about some random topic? Ever want to know the blogs your favorite bloggers get their dish from? Ever want your readers to know who else reads your blog? The answer is here – MyBlogLog.
MySpace requires you to host your profile, social network, and blog on their site. If you want to publish anything, you have to do it their way. Moreover, with all the hub-bub about security at MySpace, your ability to customize pages there has become exceedingly limited. On the flip-side, blogs enable tons of customization. Unfortunately, blogging platforms tend to lack good community features. Bloggers have been left to fend for themselves in the cold reaches of cyberspace…until now.
Fred, Ed, Pete and many others have already started to actively use the service. I hope it continues to pick up – it is one of the few interesting social network plays out there. Best of luck Eric!
p.s. Todd Sampson stole my avatar! JK 🙂