I was taking a smoke break in front of Web2.0 Expo and saw these people marching with funky white wigs on. Well, at first I thought they were protesting but one of the protestors did reach out and speak to me about what’s behind their “guerilla campaign” as seen in the video below.
I also scored close beta invitations to SpinScape.com.
If you want the invite code for the private beta, simply watch the video here:
So, I decided to try out what this “protest” was all about by logging into their website with my “private beta” invitation that you can only get from Web2.0 Expo.
First I logged in and got a blank screen with bunch of tools such as “File”, “Node”, etc…etc…
I started clicking on “Node” and making bunch of “Nodes” like this:
If you double-click on any of the nodes, you can edit the node, enter information, hyperlinks, just like a Word editor.
Now, they had a export to PDF feature, so I figured what the heck, might as well find out what my “Nodes” look like in a PDF file.
As you can see below, SpinScape is something so new, I can’t even tell you what it is except that it allows you to write documents in a completely a new way. They even have options to add Google widgets and all sorts of other stuff you can do like “import” Excel files as “Nodes”, so you can see how all that data connects to each other. Not only that, this new type of “digital collaboration” tool allows multi-users to edit the “Nodes”, sorta like a Wiki morphed with some fancy Adobe Flex technology. It seems like a lot of companies are starting to use the Flex technology. Now, if you can incorporate a good way to get SEO with Flex, that’d be the killer Web 3.0 app we will be talking about over the next decade. (Mind you, Flex IS faster than AJAX. AJAX is better in terms of SEO though…)
Well, as far as I can tell, SpinScape.com‘s guerilla marketing/protesting outside the Web 2.0 Expo is certainly working well. You should try it as the site has just launched. (Use the invite code shown in the video above!)
I might go back tomorrow to capture some more of what’s coming up in “Web 2.0” companies. The greatest part about Web 2.0 Expo is that a lot of companies are using the event to launch their new products, such as SpinScape.com or TellMe launching their new Blackberry service.
Heck, we might even turn this blog into a big review site for what’s up and coming with Web2.0 and beyond. (Yeah, let me do that now…)
Well, if you try SpinScape, let me know what you think and leave a comment.