When sites are planning a future go live date, or a future beta stage, and have limited information on their site about what they’ll actually do, are you turned off, or turned on? Based on the limited information available at Next2Friends, I’m actually interested to see what’s going to happen when they launch on December 24th, 2007. Not only is it VERY ambitious to launch on a major U.S. holiday, it shows that they’re not afraid to compete with Santa Claus.
In the meantime, the site is giving away Dell laptops like they’re going out of style, and if you can’t win one of those, you can try for an iPod Touch each month. The next laptop drawing is December 15th, and the next iPod Touch drawing is November 15th. Two chances to win, two cool prizes. But wait, there’s more! Email your friends an invite to the contest, and they can enter too. For each friend you refer, your name goes into the pot another time.
Founding members of Next2Friends earn more cash, more rewards, and the chance to be the first to get on amazing Web 2.0 services. It’s a brand new social networking experience that combines the best of Facebook + MySpace + YouTube into one interface.
This is a paid review.