EggFly is a free social net-lurking site
built on many of the
same features as MySpace and Friendster, but with a cleaner,
It's easy to join and you can automatically import
your profile from those sites after signing up.
Unlike MySpace and Friendster, EggFly is beautiful, independently
owned, does not contain huge, flashing advertisements,
and is not affiliated with giant, unsavory groups like
Fox News and AOL.
EggFly also includes tools found on sites like Craigslist,
LiveJournal, and Flickr, like free classifieds, multiple-blog
capability, and 200 or more photos.
EggFly is a smart, intuitive, open community. Its characteristics
evolve according to the input of its members.
You can find likeminded people based on thousands of variables:
age, location, gender, favorite Atari game or ice cream flavor,
relationship status, and people who have the same stitches,
broken bones, or eye color, to name a few.
One of EggFly's many awesome features is the Anti-Profile
which allows you to organize the stuff you hate with the
same dedication as your favorites. Finally, you have a place
to publicly slander the world's worst bands, movies, actors,
words, and all the people who are dead to you.
Your free profile can contain hundreds of photos, unlimited
html customization, and external linking.
EggFly is probably the most amazing thing that will ever
happen to you. It isn't blocked from most corporate networks,
so it's a great way to kill time at work. And frankly, if
you're not already a member, you're basically embarrassing
yourself and people are probably saying things about you
behind your back.
is independently owned and has hardly any advertisements.
Press reported in July 2005 that "News Corp. purchased
Intermix Media Inc., the owner of MySpace, for $580 million
in July, mainly so that Fox Interactive Media can reach
the site's 22 million registered users." Mediaweek, Business
News Corporation is best known as the owner
of the Fox News Channel, but also also owns the New York
Post, TV Guide, Harper Collins Publishing, The Times of London
newspaper, DirecTV, 20th Century Fox Studios, Fox Searchlight
Pictures, Fox Broadcasting (American Idol, The OC), National
Geographic Channel, FSN, FX Network, Sky News, The Weekly
Standard, part of Hughes Electronics, 175 newspapers (including
130 in English and 40% of Britain's newspaper readership),
more than 30 local US television stations, and reports total
annual revenues of approximately $23 billion (about $5 billion
more per year than the entire country of Honduras).
While many MySpace members are
concerned about being a part of the Fox News empire,
MySpace's previous owner, Intermix, was hardly a pillar
of respect before.
York Attorney General's office found in April 2005
that MySpace's parent company had secretly "installed
a wide range of advertising software on home computers
without giving consumers proper notice... the programs
omitted 'un-install' applications, and even reinstalled
themselves after being deleted." The investigation
found that Intermix had placed more than 3.7 million malicious
programs on users' computers in New York alone during its
Intermix paid over $7 million to the state of New York
in 2005 to settle the case without admitting wrongdoing.
Friendster and the other alternatives are similarly
flooded with advertising and corporate
influence (Friendster's board of directors includes executive
credentials from Disney, AOL, eBay, Yahoo, Orbitz, Sun Microsystems,
General Motors, Amazon, and Northwest Airlines).
Because we didn't feel there were any good
options, we decided to just start my own site as a choice
for people who feel the same way. Beginning in August, a
group of my friends tested, refined and customized
the software. By late September, we were ready to start inviting
people to join up and use EggFly.
EggFly has all the same features as MySpace
and Friendster, PLUS a cleaner, smarter, easier-to-use interface,
a buy/sell area, forums, comparatively hardly any advertisements,
combined with elements of sites like Craigslist and LiveJournal.
EggFly develops and adapts based on the input
of the people who use it. EggFly members are polled for potential
changes and additions to the site. You'll never see a post
from a cranky millionaire that says,
"stop posting 'petitions' for features. i know what
you all want, i don't need the bulletin or email spam." [MySpace's
Tom Anderson, 9/4/2005] That's right, he considers suggestions
and questions to be "spam."
Sorry for being a pain in your ass.
After joining EggFly, you can automatically
import your profile from MySpace or Friendster.