Has anyone out there explored Knoyce yet? It’s a social networking site that just launched publicly last week. The site brands itself as “something that is better than just nice,” but I can’t help but think of the service’s name in the context of a certain head-banging Quiet Riot tune (video).
Anyway, this launch has been much quieter than the kick-start that tune will give your morning. Not much buzz about Knoyce yet. Most of it is self-generated, i.e., press release spam posted on other sites.
I’d be interested in hearing from anyone who’s tested the waters there. I’ve created an account, just because. Come on over and connect with me there. We’ll get wild, wild, wild…
3 thoughts on “Come on, feel the Knoyce?”
It’s just a Ning. The reason sites like Facebook and Myspace are so successful is because they have a team of developers constantly adding features and ensuring user satisfaction. The reason some nings are popular is because they are specialized to a specific topic. Knoyce has neither.
And their connection to other social networks is weak. Myspace, Facebook, YouTube, FriendFeed, Stumbleupon and Digg all have wicked robust API’s and these guys are rocking iFrames?
All I am saying is with the proliferation of softwares like Joomla’s Community Builder and WordPress MU’s Buddypress, surely the little guys in the social networking world can do better then a ning.
Yeah, ning is pretty blahtastic. But it’s easy to setup and I think that’s what people’s attraction to it is, because there’s not real “out of the box” functionality for creating a social network, but then, why should there be? I mean, all people are trying to create their own Facebook so they can be the next internet superstar. But we all know if it were that easy, it’d have happened already.
Just read a bit about the service, not sure if I plan on signing up. But I did notice Knoyce handled things interestingly when Facebook and Twitter went down: http://blogstring.com/2009/08/06/twitter-is-down-facebook-is-sketchy-and-knoyce-is-hilarious/