I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about innovation and the “next” generation of things. It was in Hollywood that I first learned about Facebook, which to this day refuse to participate in. When Facebook came out all the rage was Myspace so the evolution of these “social networking” sites was well under way.
My feeling about Facebook is mixed. I personally don’t like how open it is, and I don’t like how it knows and remembers so much about you. It is too good at connecting people, and to me is creepy. I read a book years ago by Jim Mars called Rule By Secrecy, which seemed like extreme fiction at the time, but since that book’s publication only a decade or so ago, much has changed. Governments don’t have to do a lot of “big brother” surveillance of its citizenship, because people are posting their every movement now on Facebook, GPS units and cell phones anyway.
That aside, “social network” sites are good at what they do, and obviously human beings desire such easy interaction. That leads to the obvious question, what’s the next generation of social networking?
When I first heard about Facebook, only a handful of actors were participating, to help launch it and get other people to want to use it. Myspace was still way out in front, and Facebook was not a reasonable challenge………yet.
Now Myspace is old news, and Facebook is all the rage. All that happened in about a 5 year span. You have to move fast in this new “computer economy.”
My son-in-law is actually riding one of the waves of what may become the “next step” in that computer economy. When he first told me about it I was skeptical. But I’ve watched it develop over the last 9 months and I’ve seen him get some fairly decent returns on his entrepreneurial investment. So I have some inside info on what I think is the next step. It’s at least a bridge to the next step, and is worth looking at. It’s called PeopleString. So I’ll let him explain it, because he’s the expert.
This is how to get set up.
This guy isn’t my son-in-law, but he does a nice job of explaining some of the features.
So far, there are a lot of these types of videos emerging, and this is reminding me of how Facebook felt when it was first introduced. So if you’re looking for something new and fresh that can connect to all your current stuff, you might want to look into it.
No catch, there’s a chance to make a little money with their ponzi setup to get the word out, but the real value is in the convenience. The web is definitely headed in the direction PeopleString is exploring. So you might as well get on the train while it’s in the station.
Check out my son-in-law’s Youtube site dedicated to PeopleString for more info.