Triberr 1.0: invite-only crack for the in crowd

The Start-up that didn’t know it was a Start-up

I’m beta-testing an app that could be. Huge. Killer. The stuff VCs line up for! It’s called Triberr.

Once you’re signed up and set up, Tribber automatically promotes new blog posts through the Twitter feeds of everyone in your tribe. Yours too.

My blog reach went from 10,000-ish to 100,000-ish in sixty seconds. Ok, 60 seconds may be an exaggeration. It’s more like 24 hours if you get an invite into the right tribe. In other words, my blog posts are being seen by 10 times more people on Twitter this week than last week. Can you say, WOW, with me? I knew you could…

Triberr

A Triberr invite is the kind of designer crack that people will beg for. Perform all kinds of favors for. Robert Scoble (aka @scobleizer) wishes he had some of this to pass out to the hotties. <snicker>

Honestly, I don’t know who else is doing it now (helping bloggers promote their blog), but I remember Buzzfuse. Those guys had a kick ass concept for blog promotion. If only they could have stuck it out. I feel for you guys. Really. Been there. Done that.

Remember the Alamo!

Triberr potentially brings some deep, new cool to Twitter at just the right time. Because the cool at Twitter is running on fumes – two years old.

Who’s who

Who’s on Tribber now? I know you need to know. <grin> Below is a random sample. Or not. The point is that there’s a lot of beta testers on Triberr. And you just might recognize one or two.

Aaron Lee: 163,913 Twitter Followers

Ruhani Rabin: 67,382 Twitter Followers

Danny Brown: 28,092 Twitter Followers

Paul Flanigan

James McCullough

Murray Lunn

Nisha Varghese

MLM Forever!

For those yahoos involved in the MLM spam that I love to hate, your chance to finally make your grubby MLM dreams come true is here. At long last, your ship has come in!

Actually, I hope not.

Because an MLM train is exactly what can derail Triberr from doing big things.

If anything ML something should be forever. It’s MLK, Jr. Period.

Deep Cool

I’m reluctant to explain the Deep Cool here just in case Triberr’s founders, Dino Dogan and Dan Cristo, don’t know what it is. As long as I keep it on the hush hush, they’ll have to bring me in on the ground floor. Or not. <grin>

Anyway, as the app is structured now, the deep social signal remains to be unlocked. But I can say that the deep has everything to do with social media and the social web. It’s all about empowering people to be more social with less effort- but not less heart.

Fortunately, the human heart’s capacity was always scalable. It was built that way. It can reach to infinity and beyond.

Triberr Invites

Through my beta testing, I have some invites to pass around. If you want an invite from me, tweet me at @Faryna on Twitter. Let me know what you blog about. Good to great writing is my chief concern for getting an invite from me.

You can also ask for an invite here: http://triberr.com/ext/profile-tribe.php?tid=9

Before you click that link, think up a great reason why the tribe can’t continue without you.

In my humble opinion, Anubis is the best tribe ever on triberr. Because I have personally verified most of the blogs in the Anubis tribe. The posts being promoted through my feed don’t embarrass me.

Here’s a video of Dino Dogan explaining Triberr:

Disclaimer

I actually have nothing to do with Triberr beyond my beta testing. I don’t know Dino Dogan or Dan Cristo beyond exchanging a few tweets and emails. Nor have I received any kind of compensation whatsoever for being genuinely excited about Triberr’s social potential.

Stan Faryna
24 March 2011
Bucharest, Romania

If you’d like to connect with me, follow @Faryna and tweet me up on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/faryna

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About Stan Faryna

Mr. Faryna is the founder and co-founder of several technology, design and communication companies in the United States and Europe including Faryna & Associates, Inc., Halo Interactive, and others.

Stan Faryna served as a Global Voices author and translator. Global Voices is a non-profit global citizens’ media project founded at Harvard Law School’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, a research think-tank focused on the Internet’s impact on society.

His political, scholarly, social and technical opinions have appeared in The Chicago DefenderJurnalul NationalThe Washington TimesSagarSaptamana FinanciaraSocial Justice Review, and other publications.

Mr. Faryna also served as editor-in-chief of Black and Right (Praeger Press, 1996), a landmark collection of socio-political essays by important American thinkers including U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

Copyright

Copyright 1996 to 2012 by Stan Faryna.

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8 Responses to Triberr 1.0: invite-only crack for the in crowd

  1. impomatic says:

    The only problem is 60% of your tweets are now triberr links. Tweeting a link is like a personal recommendation, but some of the are of dubious quality :-(

    • Stan Faryna says:

      I have some of the same concerns. I’ve lavished considerable care and attention on the links I tweet. 9 out of 10 times, I verify the link and story before retweeting a trusted tweeter.

      On the other hand, I don’t think I have everything to lose in a few weeks of a few misses, here or there. I like applied science. And beta-testing can be fun. Of course, I’ll do my best to keep an eye on the Triberr tweets hitting my feed. A little quality control is no sweat off my brow.

      I predict the savvy will use Triberr differently when it’s out of beta. They will define tribal mission and vision and edit the tribe to keep it focused. I’m thinking about it now, myself.

  2. Four Sides says:

    Each tribe is limited to seven members, I believe, so the amount of tweets going out should be fairly small. I’ve noticed my posts getting tweeted a lot though. As soon as a post goes live and I check in the morning, it’s been tweeted 20+ times (normal for me was only 2-5).

    It is only beta, though, and this may be one of the things they change moving forward. If only seven people tweeted my posts, that’s great. Having 25 do it at once, that seems bad in my opinion.

    It is a great way to discover new people to follow, however, and I have high hopes for this service.

    • Stan Faryna says:

      Thanks for visiting, James.

      I’m wondering if seven will be the right number (post-beta) in terms of influence and triberr’s bid for killer-ness. On the one hand, quality-driven, variety-rich, and self-regulated tribes of 100 could be a powerfully influential force. 100 tweets with a link to your blog will give you klout, seo-ness, visibility, credibility, and sex appeal. But will you lose more than you get of this? It’s hard to predict how it will all go down.

      Last chance to place your bets! The ball is in play on the roulette wheel.

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