Thursday, November 20, 2008

Google Lively Goes Offline!

If you were a Google Lively player developer or a user, Google has some bad news for you! After considering pluses and minuses, they have decided to take the site off line. You will only be able to see an image of your former site/room.
"After careful consideration, we have decided to shut down Lively.

Since Lively's launch, we have been delighted to see the creative ways you've used the product. We enjoyed hanging out in Jen's coffee house, and checking out the Brasil Party room. We got a kick out of the YouTube videos in a variety of languages telling stories about your avatars. And we've been awed by the elaborate rooms that you've constructed, using mosaic tiles and photo gadgets in novel ways.

We will shut down Lively on December 31, 2008. Embedded rooms in blogs and other web pages will continue to show an image, but users will no longer be able to enter Lively rooms and interact."

Official Google Blog: Lively no more

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

un-"Social Networking" Site Launched.

If you thought the new Social Network Site by Aswath, one of my favorite bloggers in the field of VoIP, is another "me three", I think you need to explore a little bit more.
While it offers all that of a social network site, it differs in very important factors, which allows even hermits like me to have my own Social Network. Those differences are, as told by Enthinai;

  • » You are master of your own domain
  • » Buddies do not have to be part of EnThinnai
  • » Every speck of data is controlled for privacy...
That is very promising! Join EnThinnai (Which is another yes factor, hassle free registration, you only need your OpenID!) and taste for yourself!