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02.14.2005

bebo.com

Filed under: a group of folks,news @ 01:45

Holly got me to join bebo.com. It’s… not evil. I was really impressed. A nice change from Friendster, which is truly awful (slow, ugly, bloated beast that it is). It’s an interesting idea, but, man, Friendster did not pull it off well. orkut is pretty nice, but, sadly, I never really put any effort into it and then, one day, everyone seemed to be using Friendster (Oh, Sarah, why?).

But back to bebo. Both Friendster and orkut are about connections. Bebo is much simpler; it’s an address book first and foremost with a journal and a photo archive as secondary features. The idea is that you shouldn’t have to send out mass emails when you update your contact information (and shouldn’t have to deal with mass emails when someone else does). Everybody’s info is stored centrally and, as long as people keep their own information updated, is always up to date. It’s a nice idea, and it’s implemented really cleanly. Their privacy policy even seems pretty good.

Pretty slick. You should check it out.

224 Comments

  1.  
    c0nvikted 05.31.2006 @ 18:40

    waddup waddup uhHhmM shyt fuk muh beb0 web gt deleted fr0m muh c0mp gt blokd..lolz s0 h0lla at me hehe PEACE

  2.  
    Emmz 06.01.2006 @ 07:41

    What else is there that is like bebo .. just as good, very similar and yet somehow different?
    xxxx

  3.  
    Im a fish 06.01.2006 @ 07:44

    im a fish, but i dont know how to tell people.. will they get the rong idea?

  4.  
    Im a fish 06.01.2006 @ 07:49

    and its my birthday in 8 days:D

  5.  
    pplatnuim 06.05.2006 @ 15:49

    whats the purpose of this

  6.  
    Elle 06.06.2006 @ 02:30

    millz lou rachel n elle ere :v)

  7.  
    Ellie 06.06.2006 @ 02:32

    hello guys i love ya alll eepppppppppz
    kiss me!!

  8.  
    rachel 06.06.2006 @ 02:32

    hey guys
    Elle Rachel Lou and Mlly here love u all loadz
    xXXx

  9.  
    urgiuweipr 06.06.2006 @ 02:33

    burga

  10.  
    jjk 06.06.2006 @ 13:29

    friez

  11.  
    snazzy jazzy 06.09.2006 @ 10:27

    hi watz up wat r u up 2

  12.  
    mark 06.11.2006 @ 07:22

    yea bebo is da shit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13.  
    Ipswich rox 06.12.2006 @ 20:34

    man if neone could help me 2 go on bebo during school that would b much appreciated plz, coz my teachers blocked it….. sad ey?
    well plz help find a link or another similar site!!!

  14.  

    just me again i’ll just like 2 give a shout out 2 my gurls, tha corinda dawgs, tha eddie and mary’s fellah n ladies, claver, boys grammer n my cuzzie n friends hardout> but if anyone could help me 2 find a site that links 2 bebo…. that will big time help ME alot….oh yer n much shoutouts go 2tha person who helps me
    xoxox

  15.  
    eyaaa drllinnnnn 06.13.2006 @ 07:14

    haha wehey eyyyyyyaaaaaaaaaaa u alrrittte??? im gonna leave random comments alrriteeee ye ye ye gooodddd!!!!!!!! goodo naomi n hannah r leavin comments 2 seyyyyyyaaaaaa drlinnnnnnnnnnnnnnn haha

  16.  
    rasberry 06.13.2006 @ 07:14

    ha im a cool rasberry hanging from a tree u will laugh when u see me im pink and puffy but i taste so damm juicy u love me really and i love u to so come eat me

  17.  
    Yoghurt pot 06.13.2006 @ 07:15

    howdy folks!!!
    how are u’all the other side of the atlantic???
    canadian life is fun fun fun (as usual!)
    me and the rasberry went down to the lake 2day and went canoeing- yay!
    im loving the new GREEN DONUTS that they brought out in walmart here- they are AMAZING!
    yay
    luvin u loadz and loadz
    hugs and kisses
    yog pot!
    xxx
    xox
    ooo

  18.  
    Liv 06.15.2006 @ 09:51

    OMG!! This f*** skl has bloked bebo!!!
    ugh!!! i hate them!
    well if anyone knows a way i can get onto it pl, plz tell me!!!
    :'(
    thanx,
    Liv
    xoxoxoxox

  19.  
    samoan kween 06.15.2006 @ 19:04

    hey ewi1 diz b dah 1 nd onli sweety i wud LOVE to join bebo bt dont knw how lolz, wheneva i go on bebo dey jst like to shut me down lolz bt yeah f n.e1 knws anda wae jst holla at muwah.. thank u”…..

  20.  
    samoan kween 06.15.2006 @ 19:10

    hey liv s ur skewl dat bad ae?..

  21.  
    anotha samoan production!! 06.18.2006 @ 15:47

    my school blocked bebo, are there any similar sytes?
    hollar bak at me plz

    much appreciated xxooxx

  22.  
    DaRnZ 06.19.2006 @ 17:29

    HeEy DiZ jiiZt BeE tHa LuVlee DaRnZ!!!HaHa ThA LuvLee DaRnZ…QuiK ShOwT oWt 2 aLL da LuVLee rUa4niNiAnZ ooWt ThEa YuR YuR…EaSt KoAsT JiiSt BeE dUr ShIT***aNd mUZnT 4GeT oL gToWn***RePreZeNt(kkk)DaRnZ oWtaH heA L8aZ!!!2 aL dUr GuRLgYs Nd KuNtyZ***

  23.  
    DaRnZ 06.19.2006 @ 17:31

    HeEy DiZ jiiZt BeE tHa LuVlee DaRnZ!!!HaHa ThA LuvLee DaRnZ…QuiK ShOwT oWt 2 aLL da LuVLee rUa4niNiAnZ ooWt ThEa YuR YuR…EaSt KoAsT JiiSt BeE dUr ShIT***aNd mUZnT 4GeT oL gToWn***RePreZeNt(kkk)DaRnZ oWtaH heA L8aZ!!!2 aL dUr GuRLgYs Nd KuNtyZ***dOnT beE ShY ToO hOLLaH oOn aY aY…

  24.  
    Ed 06.19.2006 @ 19:50

    My apologies for the length of this:

    For some reason, I’ve never believed in the possibility that a human could become proficient at typing a message like DaRnZ’s. I always suspect that there is a computer program translating normal language input into this output. Otherwise, how do you decide which letters to capitalize? Is the spelling completely arbitrary, or are there rules? There seem to be numerous approximations of the word “the”: tHa, ThA, da, dUr, dUr. Or is it some kind of stream of consciousness? Do you just spell a word however you feel like at the time, tapping the shift key every few letters?

    It’s interesting to note that the writer claims that the “EaSt KoAsT” is “dUr ShIT” and then notice that words like “there” and “here” are spelled with phonetic attention to a northeastern US accent: “ThEa” and “heA”. There’s clear vocal influence behind this, even including such interjections (as I suppose them to be) as “YuR YuR” and “aY aY”.

    For the most part, I also type much like I speak. And certain rules of writing are so entrenched within my mind that they manifest automatically. I don’t have to think about which letters to capitalize when I type. It’s possible that the reason for my incredulity is just that I’ve been so thoroughly programmed with a certain set of rules that I don’t see how it could be done any other way. It’s also possible, then, that DaRnZ has become so accustomed to typing in this style that it comes to him or her as naturally as the more traditional rules of informal grammar come to me.

    We need to put together a study. Find some people proficient at typing like the above message. Give them a message to communicate to someone — have them watch a short video and then have them type a summary and send it to someone. Track typing speed and language depending upon who they think the message is going to — their friend in the waiting room, or someone with whom they might be more formal. Are they bilingual writers? I’d be interested in the results of that.

  25.  
    larns 06.19.2006 @ 20:08

    huh

  26.  
    stace 06.19.2006 @ 20:11

    if you want to get a message across do it some where else mate cos wasting the f***** page k peace

  27.  
    zakeiha thomas 06.20.2006 @ 12:54

    IF YA’LL COULD PLEASE LET ME OPEN UP MY BEBO PAGE 2 ADD MORE FRIENDS & CHECK MY MESSAGES I WOULD BE MORE THAN HAPPY. THANKS

  28.  
    Ed 06.20.2006 @ 14:20

    I must take exception to stace’s accusation that I’m “wasting the f***** page”. I do this on several grounds:

    First, the idea of “wasting” the page implies that the page, itself, is a limited resource. I realize that it’s stored on a disk somewhere, but given the relatively small amount of space that text uses on disk, I hardly think this is much of a concern.

    Second, given the abundance of comments that read, for example, “SUP NE HAMOZ N DA HOUSE…..”, I feel like a comment that provides a thought-provoking talking point is somewhat valuable, being of limited supply in this thread, of late.

    Finally, I must object on the purely banal grounds that your message, stace, is severely lacking in correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation, not in the artful way that DaRnZ’s message flies in the face of these hallowed concepts, but in a way that indicates a rather mundane lack of understanding of the basic tenets of English composition.

    K? Peace.

  29.  
    Raina 06.22.2006 @ 00:48

    Hey Guyz!!
    Um try going on
    http://www.bypass.co.nr then type in bebo.com
    Good luck people!! They blocked it at our school!

  30.  
    trina 06.22.2006 @ 16:00

    who’s stace and why do write so much i like bebo

  31.  
    courtney 06.22.2006 @ 18:54

    People shutyour faces bebo is the best thing in the world so shut the fuck up

  32.  
    hannah 06.23.2006 @ 06:50

    whats that web site that makes bebo unblocked from the school it something like GENRAL POXY

  33.  
    fatty 06.25.2006 @ 12:36

    this is a lush bloggy, i love youxxx
    and also..
    iT TaKeS 2 LoNG 2 RiTe lYk DiS!

  34.  
    Princess 06.26.2006 @ 10:20

    Just type in Bebo.com without the www.
    I have it blocked here at work and that’s how i got in:)

  35.  
    Maisy 06.29.2006 @ 10:20

    Hey..
    i have loads of sites for bebo..
    we’ve tried them all but they’ve blocked them all at my school..
    http://www.fishswimfast.com
    http://www.k12audiobooks.com
    http://www.maskmy.com

    Now, do you guys have anymore?
    HELP HELP HELP URGENT
    ty x

  36.  
    Lana Brooker 06.30.2006 @ 04:41

    Why do the school block bebo?!?!?!?!? there is nothing rude or unsuitable about it! What they cud do is have a system that detects rude or unwanted language and then the systems tell you that you may not submitt that comment or veiw that picture. Som1 just get schools to use there f****n brains errr :@:@:@:@:@:@

  37.  
    Soph 06.30.2006 @ 11:26

    Hi every one who can b bovered 2 read this It’s my 1st time on BEBO & I luv it!

  38.  
    Soph 06.30.2006 @ 11:29

    I completly c where Luna is comming from whats schools problem?

  39.  
    MDA 06.30.2006 @ 11:42

    School administrations may deem bebo “unsuitable” within the school environment, because the administration is there to ensure that that environment is an academic one first and foremost. Why should a school waste its resources providing access to an online socialization network when those resources could be used for what they were intended? Especially since a school is an incredibly social place already?

    But those arguments are secondary and, indeed, fragile.

    More to the point, Lana, if people such as several of those above continue to demonstrate reading comprehension skills on par with those of a five year old (as evidenced by the fact that these people believe my personal website is actually a corporate run, online social network), schools have an excellent excuse for blocking bebo.

  40.  
    jjk 06.30.2006 @ 14:02

    MDA, the people who have been polluting this comment thread with nonsense probably understood six words in your comment. Maybe seven when they’re sober.

  41.  
    gorjuz........... 07.01.2006 @ 21:03

    hae bebo is da shyt yeha

  42.  
    *********** 07.02.2006 @ 03:32

    omg , im on holiday and can’t get bebo ! how can i unblok it …. Please ? x x

  43.  
    Anonymous 07.03.2006 @ 06:52

    mwhahahahah ur all smelly!!!

  44.  
    pix 07.11.2006 @ 04:47

    hi there!!

  45.  
    Anonymous 07.11.2006 @ 04:48

    hi babes

  46.  
    Anonymous 07.11.2006 @ 04:48

    hey babes

  47.  
    Anonymous 07.11.2006 @ 04:48

    hi hun bun, miss in you

  48.  
    Lettuce 07.11.2006 @ 04:49

    love u!! u smell

  49.  
    vodkachick 07.11.2006 @ 04:51

    is it working

  50.  
    vodkachick 07.11.2006 @ 04:51

    yeh can smell ya from here

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