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Yet another Social Networking startup launches today

Friday, October 27th, 2006

Vox launched yesterday after a long and thought through beta period. Vox is interesting as it combines several elements of design, UI, themese, widgets commonly found in the various social networking sites. Here’s my first impression:
1. Account signup. They present a large text box to enter the e-mail address. Reminds me of WordPress signup page.
2. The Registration form is neat with each field showing a nice little note on the side. However, there is no way to tell which fields are required.
3. Signup “Add Team Vox as a Neighbor”: It asks whether you are interested in the VOX Team as a neighbour. This is a feature they probably picked up from Myspace signup process where Tom Anderson automatically gets picked up as a friend
4. The ads start popping up during the sign-up process itself on the 3rd screen — Neat!
5. Item Composition — It has a neat little feature where you can search and add “assets” from YouTube, Amazon, Flickr, Photobucket, etc. Users would love this feature.
Don’t know how they are going to make money as I haven’t seen any ads on any of the Vox blogs, except for the ads while signing up and while doing admin tasks (like posting a new entry, creating tags, etc.)..Hmm.