Curverider is a company I’ve stumbled across quite independently a couple of times this week.
The first time I was looking for a social networking platform for a small project I’m working on and was impressed with their approach on ELGG “The leading open source social networking platform.” according to their site.
And now they are turning up all over the place as an implementation of ELGG called Explode is doing the blog rounds. It’s a direct competitor for mybloglog, taking a simplified approach to the social browsing space. I assume this is phase one of an ongoing development which will be community driven.
As they say on the main Curverider site “We believe people come first – technology should always fit your requirements.”
I’ve been trying out mybloglog for a couple of weeks now, and while it’s an interestng service, it has a few strange habits. I think I’ll run both in parallel and see how they do.
So that explains the addition to the right hand column.