Tuesday, July 10, 2007
One of the most prevalent features of Web 2.0 startups is the invite-only stage when select members of the public get a glimpse at the work in progress. In many cases, this has resulted in massive anticipation and a frenzied, viral promotional cycle when the service starts handing out invites like candy (as with the case of Joost and Gmail and now Pownce).
But to get an invite isn't usually so easy since users with invites to hand out don't have a centralized place to gather. This has changed with the launch of InviteShare.
InviteShare lets you register an account and give away or receive invites to services like Pownce, Spock, Joost, and Moola. File sharers will also feel welcome with BitTorrent sites like TorrentLeech and Demonoid among the 14 sites currently supported. The key to the service is that you get higher priority to receive invitations the more people you invite through the service.
So far, almost 1000 invites have been given out via InviteShare. Want to be 1001?