Explode, a meta-social network

Explode, a meta-social network

Summary: Explode, a new service from Curverider (the British startup behind Elgg), is described as "a simple way to connect to all your friends regardless of what [social] network they belong to".

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ExplodeExplode, a new service from Curverider (the British startup behind Elgg), is described as "a simple way to connect to all your friends regardless of what [social] network they belong to". Its essentially a meta-social network, the result of which is a widget that displays a list of all of a users friends, with links back to their designated profile page on an existing social network or blog. Users can also leave each other messages, regardless of what networks they belong to. 

Explode widget

Although comparisons with Yahoo's MyBlogLog are inevitable, Explode isn't primarily intended as a way to turn an existing blog into a social network, nor as a way to monitor traffic. Instead, think of it as a loosely joined network that works on top of existing social networking sites and blogs, to allow a user of one site to 'befriend' and communicate with a user from another.

Curverider co-founder, Ben Werdmuller, says that Explode is very much a 'work in progress', and that they are already working on an API, and also have plans to add support for OpenID.

Update: More coverage over at TechCrunch 

Topic: Networking

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  • interesting idea

    i haven't made up my mind yet. seems kind of cool, but it's tough to say. <a href="http://www.thumbwarz.com/index.phtml?snum=1&sterm=explode&limit=0">what do you think?</a>
    twelve8dotnet
  • Adelph.us is a new scoail network

    adelph.us has launched a cutting edge social network at www.adelph.us

    For the first time in history www.adelph.us and www.darmik.com give members the ability to easily sell and redistribute their products anywhere on the Internet

    Labels, artist, and members can create profiles that allow adelph.us members to find their music and products.

    Members that have uploaded their items for sell and created stores on www.darmik.com can easily add their stores to their www.adelph.usprofile page.

    This will give members of the ww.adelph.us the ability to purchase your products from your profile page.

    Stores that is created on www.darmik.com can also be used on myspace and can also be easily integrated into any website or social network.

    With the permission of the product owner other members can sell and redistribute items that they do not own.
    Sellers keep 90% of the revenue from the sell of any tracks or products

    Members that are part of the www.adelph.us network and www. Darmik.com can donate a portion of their sales revenue to a Darmik.com registered non
    profits.

    The adelph.us service also includes a cutting edge online green computing open office productivity suite (Lightapp) that is fully compatible with currently desktop applications.

    adelph.us and Darmik.com always donate a portion of their revenue to charity.
    darmik
  • Not really new

    Self-promotion aside, FindMeOn.com has been offering many of the same things
    since October
    jonathan_v
  • neat..

    There was someone at InfoCamp that was calling for this sort of
    thing.. more expanded of course but this is a start in the right
    direction.
    Htalk