EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: UrbanSeeder (tour of CERN up too)

Remember last year at LIFT? We were the first to show you CoComment. This year we did it again.

This is the first time you’ll see UrbanSeeder, a new kind of social network that’s very cool. You can sign up for a beta of UrbanSeeder here.

I did this for Mike Arrington and Om Malik, who are my favorite two sites to get news like this.

Here founder Maya Lotan explains why she started it (she was tired of online dating sites). I really liked her approach and I bet that this site has a million users in less than a year.

This service won’t be available for another month, but it’s really great and worth checking out.

This reminds me of when Stewart Butterfield first showed me Flickr in the hallway of O’Reilly’s Emerging Technology Conference. I had the same good feelings when I saw UrbanSeeder as I did when I saw Flickr. It shows that the best stuff happen out in the hallways at conferences. You just have to look for geeks giving good demos.

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Oh, and the tour of CERN and the beginnings of the Web are up too (see Tim Berners-Lee’s NeXT computer: first Web server in the world). Hope you enjoy these two ScobleShows.

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By the way, I’m posting this from the boardroom at Seagate, who sponsors my show. Just am showing off what their sponsorship goes toward.

37 thoughts on “EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: UrbanSeeder (tour of CERN up too)

  1. people- i dont know where you all live, but if its a town thats smaller than 1000 ppl, urban seeder may not be for you.
    as for ppl in NY or other bigger places,
    thats looks like a smart and easy way to “get out there”
    and have fun.. it great i can talk to someone i like in a bar and than, get to know him thru a safe place like urbanseeder.. no presure.. NY/Paris

  2. people- i dont know where you all live, but if its a town thats smaller than 1000 ppl, urban seeder may not be for you.
    as for ppl in NY or other bigger places,
    thats looks like a smart and easy way to “get out there”
    and have fun.. it great i can talk to someone i like in a bar and than, get to know him thru a safe place like urbanseeder.. no presure.. NY/Paris

  3. people- i dont know where you all live, but if its a town thats smaller than 1000 ppl, urban seeder may not be for you.
    as for ppl in NY or other bigger places,
    thats looks like a smart and easy way to “get out there”
    and have fun.. it great i can talk to someone i like in a bar and than, get to know him thru a safe place like urbanseeder.. no presure.. NY/Paris

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  5. If anything, I hope urbanseeder usurps that horrible site, eharmony. If I see Dr. Neil Clark Warren pimp his servive again on TV, I’m going to vomit.

    29 compatability dimensions and all that…

    What’s wrong with just going to church or some kind of get together and meeting someone real in the flesh instead of scoping one another out from afar on the Internet? I have never used a dating service and never will. If you cannot meet someone during the normal course of your comings and goings, you have issues. Full stop.

  6. If anything, I hope urbanseeder usurps that horrible site, eharmony. If I see Dr. Neil Clark Warren pimp his servive again on TV, I’m going to vomit.

    29 compatability dimensions and all that…

    What’s wrong with just going to church or some kind of get together and meeting someone real in the flesh instead of scoping one another out from afar on the Internet? I have never used a dating service and never will. If you cannot meet someone during the normal course of your comings and goings, you have issues. Full stop.

  7. If anything, I hope urbanseeder usurps that horrible site, eharmony. If I see Dr. Neil Clark Warren pimp his servive again on TV, I’m going to vomit.

    29 compatability dimensions and all that…

    What’s wrong with just going to church or some kind of get together and meeting someone real in the flesh instead of scoping one another out from afar on the Internet? I have never used a dating service and never will. If you cannot meet someone during the normal course of your comings and goings, you have issues. Full stop.

  8. That’s amazing, Flickr in the hallway…Blows my mind. I signed up for UrbanSeeder beta. Can’t wait!

  9. That’s amazing, Flickr in the hallway…Blows my mind. I signed up for UrbanSeeder beta. Can’t wait!

  10. That’s amazing, Flickr in the hallway…Blows my mind. I signed up for UrbanSeeder beta. Can’t wait!

  11. urbanseeder is incredibly interesting… i like the way it bridges the gap between the RL and the web, and maintains the “mystery” component of meeting people. its really going to be a shame when i get completely flooded with spam seeds, though, and when spiderman 4 starts planting seeds all over the place.

    also, in this day and age, does “exclusive” really make sense any more?

  12. urbanseeder is incredibly interesting… i like the way it bridges the gap between the RL and the web, and maintains the “mystery” component of meeting people. its really going to be a shame when i get completely flooded with spam seeds, though, and when spiderman 4 starts planting seeds all over the place.

    also, in this day and age, does “exclusive” really make sense any more?

  13. urbanseeder is incredibly interesting… i like the way it bridges the gap between the RL and the web, and maintains the “mystery” component of meeting people. its really going to be a shame when i get completely flooded with spam seeds, though, and when spiderman 4 starts planting seeds all over the place.

    also, in this day and age, does “exclusive” really make sense any more?

  14. So, I can go to a bar, lure someone away to a private corner, reveal myself gradually, and plant my seed. Interesting.

  15. Robert, do you do anything “special” to make your video quality so clear. They look really good. Any pointers to share? :)

  16. Robert, do you do anything “special” to make your video quality so clear. They look really good. Any pointers to share? :)

  17. Robert, do you do anything “special” to make your video quality so clear. They look really good. Any pointers to share? :)

  18. So, I can go to a bar, lure someone away to a private corner, reveal myself gradually, and plant my seed. Interesting.

  19. So, I can go to a bar, lure someone away to a private corner, reveal myself gradually, and plant my seed. Interesting.

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