Yes, It’s Another Social Network: Erly’s Claim to the Event-Based Social Niche

I caught wind this past week of a new social network that hit the airwaves on September 14th. Erly.com, started by Eric Feng, the founding-CTO of Hulu, is deeming itself a “new social platform for organizing and sharing your personal content.” It’s attempting to shift our perspectives on social media: while most of our social media experiences have been individually-driven, Erly is attempting to collect social media based on events.

Based on my short time on the site, there appears to be a lot of potential in this, but the website needs to be populated before we can see most of this come to fruition. I predict that with enough members, if someone were to post a Facebook album called “Muse Concert: 12/12/11”, Erly will data mine for other pictures from the same concert and recommend them to each other. Over the weekend I took a short visit to the site and gave it a go.

Read the rest of Patricia Vollmer’s review of Erly over at GeekMom.

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