Spokeo Beta

I finally got onto a social networker before Kristin. I signed up with Spokeo, a new combination blog/RSS reader and profile network. Unlike MySpace, Spokeo seems to have users who are out of their teens. You don’t have to declare your dating status, list off your favorite movies or come up with a cutesy tagline to sign up. (not that I’m still bitter about thinly veiled dating sites, ahem, Consummating)

Since you log in with your e-mail address, you can change your username whenever you want. So you’re not stuck with a name that you thought sounded really freaking cool (violet eclipse) but now seems kind of stupid (violet eclipse) when you see it listed with Whyguoren, Pimp My Rickshaw, Decadent Western Dog and Pastey White Guy, to name just a few of the blogs with cooler names than mine on the China blog list.

Anyway, I just signed up as Meg In China… which I’ll be changing to Meg In Rome and then to Unemployeed Girl In Western Mass very soon.

Spokeo is clearly a work-in-progress, with it’s share of dead links. Recently it’s also failed to recognize my password. It doesn’t bother me, though, I got my GMail account when it still had the beta disclaimer. I just missed getting an Early Adopter Livejournal account because whenever Kristin tries to get me to sign up for something, I whine and moan for a while first.

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0 Responses to Spokeo Beta

  1. The Humanaught says:

    Oi, we’re listed by you too you know 😉

    Besides, there’s nothing wrong with Violet Eclipse… it’s suitably girly 😉

    I know what you’re saying about names though. A short list of my screen names include: GuNNer (with suitable ASCII characters to make it cool) from my Scorched Earth playing BBS days, taomonkey (from my more enlightened late high school life, acidhartha (from the even more ‘enlightened’ college years) and now The Humanaught. I’ve got the dotcom on that one, so I guess it’ll stick for a while.

  2. Meg says:

    Acidhartha’s pretty clever, especially conpared to some of my past witty nicknames. I’m not going to list them here, because I do have some pride…

  3. The Evil Consumater says:

    In defense, I belong to other social networking sites because devious friends from college and the like asked me to sign up to ‘keep in touch’. Neither myself, nor said friends are still active members. Heh. Oops.

    Consumating is just something fun for me to do. It just wasn’t for you. Sounds like Spokeo is your match 😛

  4. Joy says:

    Meg,
    I also think it is not polite enough to ask what some words mean, but I really want to understand your article well. So, will you tell me the meaning of the tile?
    Thank you very much!

  5. Meg says:

    Spokeo is a website.

    Beta means “beta testing”, a stage where software is almost finished and people can use the software and tell the programmers which parts need work.

    I was trying to express that Spokeo.com (although officially out of beta) has a few problems and is almost finished.

  6. Joy says:

    Meg?I’m glad that you are having a good time with Stick now in Italy. Thank you very much for explaining the words to me. Wish you enjoy yourselves in Italy.

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