March 14, 2007

Virb = (Myspace - suck)

by Chris Randall

Public service announcement time. If you'd like to have something akin to a myspace page, but you don't want to look like a fucking retard hanging out in the back of the short bus, you might want to take a look at Virb. The easiest description that makes sense is "Myspace without the suck."

A couple weeks ago one of the Virb beta testers gave us a login, and we (meaning my wife) put up pages for several Positron-related artists and such. We (meaning my wife) discovered that making a Virb page is quite elegant, as opposed to the vicious hack-job that is the Myspace API. It just looks better in general, and their tools are much more sophisticated.

Anyways, jump on that shit if you use social networking sites for marketing. With any luck, this service will obviate the need for Myspace, and the Internet will be a better place for it.



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Mar.14.2007 @ 12:57 PM
yup, virb rules.

my page is here:
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Mar.14.2007 @ 1:42 PM
let the virb spamathon begin!

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Mar.14.2007 @ 1:50 PM
Virb is nice. Hopefully the hack shitpile that is myspace will wither and evaporate, as it most decidedly deserves.

And, since we're spamming, here's mine:

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Mar.14.2007 @ 1:57 PM
So it's myspace that doesn't look like shit?

IMO, myspace's problems run a lot deeper than just how shitty it looks, I think the whole concept has proven to be pretty useless outside of its "passing notes in class" quality for high school kids.

Does Virb do anything different than just look better?


Mar.14.2007 @ 2:02 PM
virb away!

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Mar.14.2007 @ 2:34 PM
whats the size of the community over there?


Mar.14.2007 @ 5:14 PM
shamann is right: how fuckin' ugly myspace pages invariably are is but the cherry on top of its many offenses to time and intelligence. I often wonder if I'm just too old to get the point. And online popularity contests are just lost on me. Does anyone actually buy music off that shit? See the movies? Read the blogs? How is this fun? This whole "it helped me connect with old friends" angle doesn't seem to provide anything more than a passing curiosity. And how exactly are you supposed to find anyone on there? Or maybe I'm just unpopular.

On a semi-related note, I just got a decent freelance check and I'm looking forward to buy a positron release. I'm about to give your album a listen.


Mar.14.2007 @ 6:29 PM
Dizam..... Yeah I'm on now too.

wootwoot! :) FUCK MYSPACE FUCK MYSPACE!!! you guys should check out the snoop dogg one....NIIIIIIICE look.... how do you drop an image as your background? L8!


Mar.14.2007 @ 6:37 PM
i like how you guys have all your positron stuff consistently designed, everywhere its very slick and well organized.

tx for the virb tip, i hadn t heard about it yet.



Mar.14.2007 @ 9:01 PM
Thanks for the heads up, I'm converting over to verb this week. I have myspace, I'm glad there is an alternative.

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