I am a regular little blogger these last couple of days!
I am also a bit of a sucker for new websites that seem to be doing something different. Although most of my online energy goes into blogging I do use some other sites and I try to keep an eye out for new stuff. I did have a look at twitter which is all the rage but it all seemed a bit pointless to me. I occasionally hang around Technorati and bookmarking sites and now and then I take a foray into other social networking sites.
Someone drew my attention recently to a new site that is out in Beta called Acobay which seems to be trying to find a new angle on social networking. On Acobay you network around your STUFF. What is stuff? Well things like mobile phones, cars, the type of computer you have and around your interests etc. For example once you register ( which I did to try it out - they don't require an email which is good) you can add your own stuff. When you do this you get linked with other people who have the same stuff. maybe somewhere out there is a clone of me with exactly the same stuff? Hmmm.
I put in my phone for example. Here's an example of Acobay's networking stuff map for cell-phones ( mobile phones to the rest of us). When I put in my mobile my only criticism is that it wanted to know the exact model and how much I paid for it. I wasn't sure of either so I kind of made it up. It would have been better with an I don't know option perhaps..
Acobay looks as if it might be interesting or useful for connecting with others who have the same stuff. As a Beta it's bound to have some quirks though. It's not likely to take me away from blogging but I will keep an eye on it in case Stuff networking is the next big thing in social networking. Personally I haven't yet made my mind up if I want to network around my stuff - but who knows?