Another Twitter competitor — want an invite?

First came Twitter, then came Jaiku.

Now comes Pownce.

I’ve given away my invites, sorry.

Well, that’s not true. I have four left. (UPDATE: Now only one left, I’ll give that away in the morning).

I’m going to give them to the four people who write the best insult.

Not your usual kind of flame like “Scoble, you’re a dickhead.” My 13-year-old can flame better than that.

No, you need to have something worthy of Valleywag or Fake Steve to get my invites! Hell, you can even make something up!

Otherwise I’ll just hoarde them like the anti social person I’m becoming. Heheh.

Seriously, why do we care about this? It’s prettier than Twitter. It has more features than Twitter. And it was done by Kevin Rose of Digg fame (among a group of other cool kids).

But I’m getting tired of adding friends on all these social networks. I’m getting really anti social because of all of these things.

245 thoughts on “Another Twitter competitor — want an invite?

  1. You do notice, don’t you, that out of your 31 friends on Pownce, only 3 are women? Why is that? Are women not worthy of your all-powerful, gift-giving of invites?

  2. You do notice, don’t you, that out of your 31 friends on Pownce, only 3 are women? Why is that? Are women not worthy of your all-powerful, gift-giving of invites?

  3. Tom (#78), I know these networks aren’t “exclusive” to North America (I love Jaiku which is definitely European) but if a cool new service starts there and everyone jumps on, the tyranny of timezones mean that generally it will stay a bit of a club for North Americans.

    After all, if the bulk of traffic happens while I’m asleep, it’s hard to not feel a little out of the loop at times :)

  4. Tom (#78), I know these networks aren’t “exclusive” to North America (I love Jaiku which is definitely European) but if a cool new service starts there and everyone jumps on, the tyranny of timezones mean that generally it will stay a bit of a club for North Americans.

    After all, if the bulk of traffic happens while I’m asleep, it’s hard to not feel a little out of the loop at times :)

  5. Petit con tu veux te faire insulter et bien voila t’est qu’un petit abruti de ricain.

    French insult are the best !! ( All it’s just joke of course )

  6. Petit con tu veux te faire insulter et bien voila t’est qu’un petit abruti de ricain.

    French insult are the best !! ( All it’s just joke of course )

  7. This seems like some kind of social/psychological experiment by Mr Scoble to see how low people would stoop to get their hands on the latest toy.

    *disappointed again by his fellow men, Otu walks away*
    ;-)

  8. This seems like some kind of social/psychological experiment by Mr Scoble to see how low people would stoop to get their hands on the latest toy.

    *disappointed again by his fellow men, Otu walks away*
    ;-)

  9. Here are a few insults, Scoble (don’t take them personally :) ). Please note that I composed these at exactly 12:07pm, so they may not make any sense at all in the morning…

    1. If a bird tweeted as much as Scoble, it would have a seizure.

    2. Rumour has it that Robert Scoble’s life and identity on earth will in a small matter of time cease to exist, and will only be visible via lifestreams on the internets.

    3. If the narcissystem were a UPS package, Scoble would be half-way to New York by now.

    4. Number of internet friends Scoble has: 67 jillion; number of friends he actually knows: 7.

    5. If Scoble were a web browser, he’d be NCSA Mosaic: old, slow, and without style[s].

    6. If Scoble were an operating system, he’d be

  10. Here are a few insults, Scoble (don’t take them personally :) ). Please note that I composed these at exactly 12:07pm, so they may not make any sense at all in the morning…

    1. If a bird tweeted as much as Scoble, it would have a seizure.

    2. Rumour has it that Robert Scoble’s life and identity on earth will in a small matter of time cease to exist, and will only be visible via lifestreams on the internets.

    3. If the narcissystem were a UPS package, Scoble would be half-way to New York by now.

    4. Number of internet friends Scoble has: 67 jillion; number of friends he actually knows: 7.

    5. If Scoble were a web browser, he’d be NCSA Mosaic: old, slow, and without style[s].

    6. If Scoble were an operating system, he’d be

  11. Wouldn’t it be better to spend the time you spend on twitter and the rest of the garbage with real people doing real things? I am actually one of the few that prefer to spend my spare time in the company of my family and friends. I know that is pretty sad in this Stay Online 24/7 environment but they surely do give me more pleasure than typing some crap on some social network that will fallout of flavor in the next 2 years. Fads are just that Fads and they go away.

  12. Wouldn’t it be better to spend the time you spend on twitter and the rest of the garbage with real people doing real things? I am actually one of the few that prefer to spend my spare time in the company of my family and friends. I know that is pretty sad in this Stay Online 24/7 environment but they surely do give me more pleasure than typing some crap on some social network that will fallout of flavor in the next 2 years. Fads are just that Fads and they go away.

  13. I won’t be visiting your blog again. If I truly wanted to hear from an ass, I’d fart. Lately all you’ve been doing on your blog is repost videos and news. Do I call you Robert ‘Comokaz’ Scoble?

  14. I won’t be visiting your blog again. If I truly wanted to hear from an ass, I’d fart. Lately all you’ve been doing on your blog is repost videos and news. Do I call you Robert ‘Comokaz’ Scoble?

  15. If Berty Scoble were a cat,

    He’d be GINGER! Snickering and FAT!

    Should you not believe me so,

    Check this page – I nailed him on this and showed you that fat, wailing, ginger minger of a cat years ago :-)

    http://tinyurl.com/ytot3k

    - Cheers Robert.Help spread Pownce to Europe

  16. If Berty Scoble were a cat,

    He’d be GINGER! Snickering and FAT!

    Should you not believe me so,

    Check this page – I nailed him on this and showed you that fat, wailing, ginger minger of a cat years ago :-)

    http://tinyurl.com/ytot3k

    - Cheers Robert.Help spread Pownce to Europe

  17. Shane(#55). My answer to your serious question. On Twitter (www.twitter.com/fogview) I find “friends” a few ways and none of them were physical friends before. The first way is from forums or technology groups you may belong too.

    Second is looking at who’s on the social network and seeing what they have in common with you (technology, web 2.0, photography, podcasting, etc.). Once you find someone who looks interesting, check out their friends and you’ll find other people of interest. You can also following interesting people (like Scoble and Dave Winer) to find out who/what is attracting their attention in real-time.

    I don’t think you have to be based in North America to get involved with social networks.

  18. Shane(#55). My answer to your serious question. On Twitter (www.twitter.com/fogview) I find “friends” a few ways and none of them were physical friends before. The first way is from forums or technology groups you may belong too.

    Second is looking at who’s on the social network and seeing what they have in common with you (technology, web 2.0, photography, podcasting, etc.). Once you find someone who looks interesting, check out their friends and you’ll find other people of interest. You can also following interesting people (like Scoble and Dave Winer) to find out who/what is attracting their attention in real-time.

    I don’t think you have to be based in North America to get involved with social networks.

  19. You may look like an idiot and talk like an idiot but don’t let that fool you. You really are an idiot.

    Your mind is so open – so open that ideas simply pass through it.

    You’re the stupid person’s idea of a clever person.

    Robert Scoble: The only genius with an IQ of 60.

    Robert, are you always this stupid or are you making a special effort today?

    Brains aren’t everything. In fact in your case they’re nothing

    Don’t let you mind wander – it’s far too small to be let out on its own

    I don’t know what makes you so dumb but it really works

  20. You may look like an idiot and talk like an idiot but don’t let that fool you. You really are an idiot.

    Your mind is so open – so open that ideas simply pass through it.

    You’re the stupid person’s idea of a clever person.

    Robert Scoble: The only genius with an IQ of 60.

    Robert, are you always this stupid or are you making a special effort today?

    Brains aren’t everything. In fact in your case they’re nothing

    Don’t let you mind wander – it’s far too small to be let out on its own

    I don’t know what makes you so dumb but it really works

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