Mediachest.comPosted: August 4, 2004
So far, I haven’t really found much use for social networking services like Orkut. I set up an account about six months ago as a bunch of coworkers where all setting up accounts with new connections being made almost daily. Then it dried up. After I created my account, I haven’t logged on since.
I just read about Mediachest today. Basically, you post your collection of media items (books, DVDs, music, video games) and share out your collection with your friends for them to borrow. Josh has talked about this idea before and now seeing this thing in action, I think he was spot on. Never saw the dating potential in this sort of idea either. Though, I’m not sure how they plan to make money. Maybe eventually there will bee a subscription fee?
In any event, I haven’t really explored Mediachest in any detail but if say Orkut or Friendster had this sort of feature, it would certainly give me a reason to return regularly to see what new stuff is available in my network. Cool idea.