The Social Networker

by Chris Miller at 03:11:16 PM on Thursday, August 16th, 2007
So I promised more about the site.  First thing, I am not sure if this is a bug or something broke on my end, but whenever I enter one of their flash areas, like iYLocate I am about to talk about, I can never close it unless I change the URL at the top manually.  Meaning their boxes that pop up confirming your close action never seem to work.

So you are able to enter a whole bunch of preferences including gender, location, interest and on to get this graphical display.  Clicking on a user then brings up their profile on the right.

If you choose to enter iYCommunity, it brings up a MindMap of sorts showing what community you are searching or belong to and then what others in the group belong to and on.  You can sort and find common interests and join other communities.  Each community will show a list of members and then a separate forum where you can discuss the topic.

iYDNA is probably one of the more interesting parts of the site.  You go in and fill out the sliders about 3 core areas of yourself.  This helps build the iYLocate are when searching for each other.  This whole thing reminds me of Fidgt and it's graphical finder I will cover soon.  Basically instead of a list, you get a nice flash response that seems to make it easier on the eyes and more interactive.  Which really they are just changing how you view the exact same data you would enter on other sites.  After filling out your DNA you can choose to keep it private or public so others can search for you.  Base don what I entered and the number of people in the site, I got this little clip...
Thank you for completing your iYDNA. Based on the inputs of your iYDNA, iYomu has located a total of 0 people who have a similar iYDNA to you.


Real quick let's talk about The Vault.  Sounds like a secure and scary place.  Their quote actually says you can store limitless data.  But a quick screen shot on the right shows the entire opposite.  They really need to address that.  Plus with all the storage and sharing sites, I am not sure what you gain here.

There are a couple other very minor area, like some goofy graphical mashup where you select from their template pieces to make your own dream workspace.  5 minutes of wasted time, well wasted.

Overall score:  7 out of 10 for the nice flash and DNA area.  The other 2 points when they build the site more and the final when they clean up the functionality.

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