David Naylor (aka DaveN) and his team of programmer have release a new social networking site called TickMe. He describes it as “a bit like Myspace/Faceparty but with more privacy and a dating slant.” How is TickMe different from other social networking sites? David describes it as, “the answer to your greatest social problem – finding out if someone likes you without risk of rejection. Tick someone you know or a random hottie and no-one finds out unless they Tick you back!”
Although the site is new, I already see some familiar faces – DaveN himself, Michael Gray (Graywolf), Jennifer Slegg (Jenstar), Li Evans, Jeremy Shoemaker (Shoemoney), Andrea Shoemaker and even Danny Sullivan is there. I’ve ticked these so hopefully I can get some “tick love” back.
How does the ticking work? You can award people up to three ticks depending on how much you like them, and you will be notified of the highest mutual ‘tick-level’:
- Looking Good
- Hot Stuff!
Members can also be organized into three types of groups, two of which can be created by you and all are easy to join and invite others to.
- Global groups are large groups that will be the first place you go when you join TickMe, and require no invitation to join. These are geographical areas into which you will automatically be entered upon creating your account.
- User groups are groups which you can create and invite people to. These may be interests, workplaces, schools etc.
- Private communities may be based on specialist interests or circles of friends, and to join you need an invitation from a current member. Anyone can create and invite people to a private community!
I have already joined the following groups: World of Search, Search Engine Optimization and Search Engine Land. I have also taken the liberty of creating a group entitled “Disneyland Fans.” If you are a Disneyland nut like I am, come on over and join the group.
Fun stuff, Dave. Just remember your friends when the day comes that the site is acquired by some behemoth of a company like MySpace was originally acquired and you are a multi-millionaire.