Because I’m a true Digerati Wannabe, invitations to try out new things (apps on beta, private beta, double-secret beta beta, alpha, kappa or whatever hip Web2.0 term you want to use) never fail to excite me. And when I get one, I make sure to show it off and blog about it.
Now. I even though I try to sound like I know what I’m talking about, I really don’t want to give anyone the impression that what you see here is unbiased. If you give me an invitation to a private beta, you’ve already put me in a good mood so guess what. I’m probably going to like it, unless it just really sucks.
So. If you want to read about someone getting all happy and excited about your new web application, send me an invite.
That’s not to say, however, that I promise to write only good things. Here are a few things to keep in mind:
Here are things that I am mostly interested in:
Business [social] networking — Apps that can help me connect with other people in a professional setting.
Mobile — I have a dumb phone. If your web app can turn it into a smart phone, I’d definitely want to hear about it.
Mobile Messaging — SMS alerts. I’m in Marketing. Can your app help me reach a bunch of people on their cell phones with just one click?
GTD, productivity, workflow — Can you help me be more productive? Can you help me organize the million things I have to do in a day?
Content Distribution, publishing – I have a bunch of cool things I want to tell people about. Can your app help me get the message out? (RSS, publishing tools, etc)
Search — Can you help me find information so I don’t have to fish the wide Google ocean?
Metrics — I like measuring things. Sitemeter excites me.
Tools – Again. I’m a digerati wannabe. I’m not technical. Can your app help me do cool things without me having to write a single line of code?
Business applications — I have a day job. And I like playing hero at work. You know the type. I love coming up with solutions and improvements to existing processes. Can your app make me look good at work? Email me if you need specifics of what I’m looking for.
I have a short attention span, not to mention I don’t have all day to try out stuff. If I don’t “get it” in two minutes, I won’t sit there to try to figure it out, because if I’m having a hard time “getting it,” I’ll probably have a tough time explaining it to everyone else anyway.
So please? Send me invites?