OMT One Man's Trash...from Norman Leahy



Wednesday, July 12, 2006 :::
 

Social Networking Jumps the Shark

Or, now political nerds can join a community of their very own and influence opinion, set trends, talk to Lance Armstrong and maybe, if they're lucky, get a thumb's up from Joe Lockhart. From the WSJ:

The advertising-supported start-up will be “the first online community that joins Opinion Drivers from across the spectrum,” according to the group’s press release. Targeting “America’s 30 million influencers,” the site will give registered users a chance to chat and interact with each other about a variety of subjects, not just politics, its founders said Tuesday. It will include some participation from celebrities and big-name politicians and business leaders to attract others into discussions, the start-up’s founders promised. Except for Lance Armstrong’s, they wouldn’t name names.

Assuming you've absolutely, positively run out of things to do -- including, but not limited to, painful elective surgery, competitive eel eating, and the latest planning commission meeting -- you can view the Hotsoup website here.

Now if you'll excuse me, I've got a doctor's appointment.



::: posted by Norman Leahy at 7/12/2006 0 comments





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