I received an email from Pownce this morning, letting me know that they’ve opened the doors to all! Yah! (oh, the irony)
I signed up for Pownce a couple of months ago… configured my profile, looked for a few friends … didn’t find any … now what?
At this point I’m reminded of Rob Manuel’s comment about social networks:
Social networks are pubs. There’s little reason to like Facebook if your friends aren’t there. Anyway, the music is too loud.
Obviously at the time of Rob‘s “tweet”, Facebook was only just picking up speed in the UK – now it’s THE place to be on-line (even for the non-geeks). Ringing true, because all your friends are there!
I found another interesting article (by Chris Brogan) about the “social networks are like pubs” analogy.