Itís here. Itís finally here. After too many delays after delays, Iím happy to announce the release of Social Wave 1.0. Its gone back to the drawing board many times after I felt like I was simply falling in the trap of following in the footsteps of the much trumpeted social networks like Friendster and Tribe. Had I decided to take my ideas and expertise to a sponsoring organization, Social Wave may have ended up following an over-beaten path as a proud clone of a now withering concept. Luckily, I decided to keep Social Wave entirely in my own hands.
Social Wave wonít ever fall victim to the fate of being the hot and hip thing one day and an aging afterthought the next. Iíve intentionally modeled it after the time tested social structure of the physical community. It may not sound quite as sexy as the ideal of a virtual online community of like-minded people around the world interconnected to produce the social structure for the next ďxĒ number of years, but then again the work of building real communities constrained by the limits of social and psychological scale will never grow old. There are no also-rans the work of creating real communities that you can see, feel, and touch.
As I finish up with some follow-up work to the release of Social Wave 1.0, Iíll be turning my attention toward generating some local publicity for it in and around the Campbell area. You can help me get a head start by telling friends who live, work, or play near Campbell about Social Wave. People who live and work far away from Campbell are welcome to come check it out too as guests, but at this time, services are only tailored toward people who spend a lot of time within 10-15 miles of Campbell, CA.
Thanks to everyone whoís been kind with encouragement and help getting Social Wave to this point. Unfortunately in the course of developing this project day unto night for the past six months, Iíve lost touch with many of you. Iíd like to hear what youíve been up to and Iíd like to invite you to help me see this off to a vigorous start. Come on back to some events and take a moment to be active online. Your involvement has been instrumental so far. I could really use it now.
Ok, without further ado, hereís Social Wave Campbell: http://campbell.socialwave.net.