Trig is the social network that is like MySpace, but with a better design, more features, and just works better than it. With a new, fresh, and customizable design (they have ten themes) you can make your trig site, while not exactly as glittery and sometimes ugly as some people like their profile pages on social networks, clean, simple, and slick. (Read on for further information and invite LINK!)
Trig is a new Web2.0 startup based in Stockholm, Sweden. You can do the standard stuff – upload a picture, customize your profile content, have a blog, add friends, etc. However, among the most innovative features in this social network is to be able to ‘trig’ someone’s profile, video, blog post, or whatever. This, like digging, pushes that person’s profile up in the list of profiles, and sometimes listed on the front page.
Tags are also in Trig, where you can, uh, tag stuff with tags. You can also see who has visited your profile. The page like mine at trig.com/bao is simple, however the tabs at the top allow you to navigate to the other parts of the profile. I do expect Trig to add more profile fields such as favorite music, books, and etc.
The features of Trig also include the capability to make yourself a band profile, like in MySpace. Since I’m not exactly a band, I can’t really tell you much about this, but it does include the capability to upload your music and have a music widget playing on your profile.
In addition, Trig has forums, browse features with a shoutbox for people who are watching that page at that time, blog features with comments and trigging, a photo gallery for uploading photos of yourself or stuff like that, private messaging, and seeing who was last on your page, etc. The new idea of trigging really pulls these together, and the most popular people, blog posts, gallery items, forum posts, and others are pulled together on the home page for people’s perusal. (Obviously I’m not that popular with 16 trigs at this time.)
Trig is really a quick, simplified, dynamic and beautiful social network that was launched for people who wanted a MySpace clone that was both easier to use and had more features. While there are not exactly as many features as MySpace in Trig, simple actions like trigging, commenting, changing the look of your profile, editing your biography, and other functions are much more simple than MySpace’s setup. There is a certain aura to the community of Trig. It’s an interesting one, and I can’t really describe it at this time.
Trig is currently in private beta with invites. I’ve 20 73 invites to share. If you would like one, comment saying which post you have liked best on this blog excluding the invite posts, or to point out something interesting about Trig. Alternatively, you can post something back on your experiences of Trig, and this will work on a sort of trust system. (Probably want this one if you don’t want to read my other posts of my blog.) Comment and I’ll send one your way.Ok, Trig is now in semi-public beta. Click this link to start your Trig account. Enjoy.