June 19th, 2005 | brainjuice
Tribe.net is pushing their new Profile system out of beta and into the hands of us plebs. Mine is at http://people.tribe.net/warrenellis.
It brings back some of the functionality and ease that tribe.net has, to me, lost in their successive iterations. A while back, they made their “tribes” (mini messageboard communities) RSS-accessible, which I’m told has been great — but by then Tribe had already gone through something of a dieback. They’re trying the “hub” thing — handling all of your web-use through the single profile page. You can aggregate your RSS feeds on it, blog through it, launch your IM programs off it… does a lot of what a cultural hub should do, in fact. Tribe may become useful as a networking tool again.
Worth a quick look, anyway.