Monday, July 16, 2007

Need An Invite?

It's annoying isn't it? You find an announcement about a really interesting new Web 2.0 beta site and, when you dive over there hoping to try it out, you find it's by invitation only.

Well, someone's had the bright idea of opening up a web site to allow users to exchange invites for such services. InviteShare lets you give and get invitations to closed web sites. All you need to do is log in and add your name to one or more of the lists of services and it'll be passed to someone who has indicated that they have invites to spare.

Of course, if you get invitation to give out yourself, then passing the details on to InviteShare helps the site grow and you also get to pass those invites on instead of letting them stagnate. There's no guarantee that you'll get the invite you're looking for but with almost 10,000 members, the odds are better than waiting in the queue. There are currently 41 sites listed and the site is a bit clunky at the moment, probably being hammered as knowledge of its existence spreads.

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