Virb is the Shiznit

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Virb is the Shiznit

Postby vertigo25 » Thu Mar 08, 2007 7:23 pm

Everybody needs to go and make a profile on virb this instant!

It puts MySpazz to shame in sooooooooo many ways.

Anycow...

after you make your profile come by and send me a friend request. You should then come back here and post a link to your profile.

Also...

I've taken the liberty to start a Knox Gothic group. I will transfer it to Andy, Jason, Jonathan, or someone they appoint as caretaker. In the meantime, membership is open, so yu all should join!
The firemen came and broke through the chimney top. And me and Mom were expecting them to pull out a dead cat or a bird. And instead they pulled out my father. He was dressed in a Santa Claus suit. He'd been climbing down the chimney... his arms loaded with presents. He was gonna surprise us. He slipped and broke his neck. He died instantly. And that's how I found out there was no Santa Claus.
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Postby vertigo25 » Thu Mar 08, 2007 7:29 pm

Uh-oh...

May be a bit difficult right now, but you should still try. They just went "public" last night, and it looks like their servers are starting to feel the strain.
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Postby karlaBOO » Fri Mar 09, 2007 10:54 am

But, I don't think you understand. It took me until this past January to join MySpace, digging my heels in the entire time. Do I really want to join another thingie so more weirdos can find me on teh Internets? 8-)


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Postby Hardcoregirl » Fri Mar 09, 2007 11:21 am

Well it certainly looks better than myspace.
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Postby Hardcoregirl » Fri Mar 09, 2007 11:37 am

Ok I signed up.

Any more diversions from actually doing my job today? lol
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Postby vertigo25 » Fri Mar 09, 2007 11:39 pm

The *main* thing I like about it is that there are no ginormous flash banners advertising everything from hot singles to "free" lambroghinis. Instead, there are really well placed Google *text* ads that get their information from what you've listed as you interests (I figured this out a while ago when an ad for books by Jack Kerouac came up). I actually *like* that, and have clicked on several ads purely out of interest.

Then there's the pretty. Just vanilla out of the box, it looks really nice. If you want to make it your own, but don't know things like CSS and HTML, there's a simple customization thing that does a really great job. You can change the layout a bit, and totally customize all your colors and stuff.

If you *do* know CSS and HTML, you'll be even more delighted to find that you can *totally* customized your page. Which means you can make it do things like this or even this, or if you *really* have to... like this... you get the idea. And yes, all of those pages were created within the normal context of virb (click on "remove customization" at the top of any page to see what a plain virb page looks like).

There's already people starting to develop templates that you can just copy and past, too (I'll be making one soon just for the fun of it all).

The Blogs feature already kicks ass over either xanga *or* MySpace, (but not as good as LJ or Vox) and is about to get infinitely cooler. You'll be able to point virb to another blog you run, and it will automatically update your virb blog every time you update one of your other blogs (like Xanga, LiveJournal, Vox, or anything that uses RSS, really).

Two words: Flickr integration. For me, that's a *must*.

Also, you can post videos that you upload, or post them from vimeo, youtube, etc. Oh... and the videos that you upload can be embedded on to other sites (like you can do with the aforementioned video sites). And... although I personally don't need it, you can post true widescreen videos.

The site just came in to *public* beta a couple days ago, so they're still tweaking stuff. Morgan and I have both complained about the way groups aren't really what they *should* be. The good news is that they are working specifically on making them better (much).

Take a look at this page to see what features they have as well as what is in the works

The people who made it and run it are the same people who make Pure Volume, so I'm certain that many bands will be joining in the coming weeks (there's already quite a few ""big name" bands...)

Also, I have to say, it feels much better to play at a site made and run by a bunch of guys and gals that do this shit because they're in o it, rather than one that's been cobbled together over the years and is now owned by Rupert Murdoch.

And finally... it's not like you have to *leave* MySpace to play at virb.
BTW...

WHAT THE HELL?

Right before I quit MySpace and destroyed my profile, I was told (by that dude who acts like your husband or something) that you didn't "do" MySpace.
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Postby vertigo25 » Fri Mar 09, 2007 11:46 pm

Oh! and I totally forgot about VirbTunes. It's a little plugin for iTunes that will post things to your virb profile... like... your most recent listens, or your top songs, or albums, or artists... so on.

And in response to the obvious question... no; I don't work for them :)

I just haven't like a site this much since Flickr. And I like virb even more. So I want all my friends to join and add me :)

Ack! Oh yeah... there are rumors of Twitter integration.
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Postby karlaBOO » Sat Mar 10, 2007 11:32 am

Like I said, I was FORCED in January to do it. Morgan even threatened to make me one, add my peoples, and email the bloomin' password. I don't get on there a lot, and there are still a lot of things I don't like about the MySpace.

However, I adore my LJ, so this Virb thingie sounds intriguing. No copy and paste of the LJ? Hrmmmmmm.
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Postby The Fallen » Sat Mar 10, 2007 3:12 pm

As much as myspace annoys me at times, I don't have much time to do too many of these bloody social things ,FindaGoth, Ringo, Xanga, LJ, forums, chatboards, its a bit too much.
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Postby vertigo25 » Sun Mar 11, 2007 2:40 pm

You just have no dedication! :)

(Or maybe I have a wee bit of an internet addiction... just a tiny bit, though)
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Postby Bigun » Mon Mar 12, 2007 7:28 am

If you can stand the emo kids, darkstarlings.com is a good one.
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