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 @ 9:01 PM
michael
"Does anyone actually buy music off that shit? See the movies? Read the blogs?"

unfortunately yes. see "300" -- spend enough money on myspace and your ad will be fed repeatedly to all sixty-five billion people who use it (for now).

 
 

 
Mar.14.2007 @ 9:19 PM
BoxcarBill
"spend enough money on myspace and your ad will be fed repeatedly to all sixty-five billion people who use it"

while that may be true sometimes, 300 is well worth the cost of admission. It is really good.
If you can deal with myspace, it is useful for finding and keeping track of bands, especially local bands.

And the "remove customization" button on virb is a godsend.

 
 

 
Mar.14.2007 @ 9:33 PM
peterBING!
i just like the fact that the flash player sounds better at virb and isn't a blight upon the eye.
 
 

 
Mar.15.2007 @ 12:52 AM
Katzenjammer
Virb looks nice.

Although lately I've been using Trig, link [www.trig.com]">link [www.trig.com]

Similar service that launched just a while back, been in beta stage for quite some time before that.

They give you 100mb to use as you please, for music, photos and what not.

link [trig.com]">link [trig.com]

If you want to see what a profile could look like.

 
 

 
Mar.15.2007 @ 2:31 AM
space_monkey
Maybe I'm missing something really obvious, but none of the music virb pages will load for me in either firefox or safari. Does anyone know what's up with that?
 
 

 
Mar.15.2007 @ 8:00 AM
wquoyle
shit, preaching to the converted i know but...

...pages like this: link [www.myspace.com]">link [www.myspace.com] just shouldn't exist in 2007...

 
 

 
Mar.16.2007 @ 12:45 AM
space_monkey
works now. I wonder what happened.
 
 

 
Mar.18.2007 @ 7:35 AM
Stefan Goodchild
Signed up thanks to this post. Way nicer than myspaz

link [www.virb]">link [www.virb]

 
 

 
Mar.21.2007 @ 4:05 AM
EntarteteMuzak
Spam-a-lot:

link [www.virb.com]">link [www.virb.com]
link [www.virb.com]">link [www.virb.com]
link [www.virb.com]">link [www.virb.com]

 
 

 
Mar.21.2007 @ 11:29 PM
lockjaw
Spam-o-rama:

link [virb.com]">link [virb.com]

 
 

 
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