I want to say something about 2 services that just came to my attention:
1) Anybeat: I heard about AnyBeat during an interview in “This Week in Startups”. When I heard Dmitry, the founder, was starting yet another social network! I thought he was nuts. And he might just be, but that does not distract from the great fun I’ve had using Anybeat today. The layout looks very much like Google+, however, unlike Google+ or facebook, AnyBeat is meant not for you to hang out with your friends in real life, but rather to hang out with people you don’t know. To make new friends. To socialize with people with similar interests. Sooooo, they have topics of discussion, questions/answers, etc all of this integrated seamlessly with the social component of the site. If I had any money to put on a website, I would put it on this one.
Which brings me to the second website. I went to a startup group in AnyBeat to check it out and say hi, and a very nice guy called j_ (yeah, weird name) gave me amazing advice of how to get people to sign up for beta testing. One of the many things he suggested was:
2) FeedbackRoulette: I am a bit hooked in FBR right now. In this site, you submit your website, and pose very specific questions, such as, what do you think of the idea? what do you think of the layout? do you think the colors are ugly? Can you understand the pricing scheme?… etc. Basically, anything that you need feedback on. Cleverly enough, they only allow you to receive feedback, if you provide feedback. The funny thing is, providing feedback is fun! Go check it out, and maybe you’ll bump into my Wribly questions