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Brightkite hands out some beta invites

Brightkite hands out some beta invites

April 14th, 2008

Today we began handing out the first private beta accounts off of our invite list. The response so far has been overwhelmingly positive.

Brightkite is a location-based social network that enables people to take their online profiles with them into the real-world and make real-world friends. Users can see where their friends are and what they’re up to all while maintaining comprehensive degrees of privacy to non-friends. Depending on a user’s privacy setting they can also be open to meeting others nearby.

Brightkite has been designed from the ground up to be accessible to everyone regardless of carrier or how fancy your phone is. Currently there are a handful of location-based social networks that exist within the walled gardens of carriers or courtyards of the fancy iPhone. How fun is a social network when only a small percentage of your friends (and potential friends) can use it? Brightkite has been designed to be device & carrier agnostic. Although rich media devices such as iPhone obviously offer a better user experience, at the lowest level you can interact with Brightkite via text message (SMS), web and iPhone.

SMS Interface – Although these text messages are shown on a fancy phone, you can interact with Brightkite on any phone via text message (SMS).

If you are waiting for an invite we hope it arrives soon. You can also get in by finding a friend with an invite. Once you’re in, so are your friends. In the meantime, below are some select screen shots of the live Brightkite beta web interface:

Around Me – View users nearby your current location. See what they are up to. Make new friends.

Brightkite Universe – View all the public activity on Brightkite. Notice the posts from the Maldives; the service is not limited to the US.

Live Friends Map – See where your friends are at a neighborhood, city, state and world zoom level.

Place Pages – See who visits your favorite places and what they post there, in real-time.

Visited Places – Keep track of all the places you go.

Sharing – Brightkite can share your content with Twitter & Fire Eagle

Brightkite iPhone Application – The Brightkite iPhone application is coming very soon.

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Posted by Brady Becker at 6:03 PM in Brightkite, Product, Twitter

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Ammadz

  • 445 weeks ago

I'm loving every feature of this, functioning well, meeting people around me.. Just too perfect I don't have much words to put through. And for now I can't wait for the iPhone app. :)

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Martin May

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  • 445 weeks ago

Working hard on it...good things come to those who wait ;)

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Mark Smithivas

  • 445 weeks ago

Please can I get a beta invite??? I'm on your list and have been waiting... please??? I'll write about it on my blog, tell all my twitter Facebook Pownce Jaiku friends, and/or shout it to the rooftops...

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Martin May

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  • 445 weeks ago

Send me your email address, and I'll get you one...contact info is at /save/_embed/http://brightkite.com/contact

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Toby

  • 445 weeks ago

Nice to see some CO love on the interwebs :)

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Devin Reams

  • 445 weeks ago

Dangit! I just missed the invites. Way to go, guys. Looks nice.

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Ed Shull

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  • 445 weeks ago

I love the idea, but I'm a little lost as to what to do. A couple video tutorials would be helpful.

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Nick

  • 444 weeks ago

Please, please can I have one invite. I am visitor tha discovered you from Stowe's post and I think your service will be a must!

Thank you

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IDisposable

  • 443 weeks ago

Your signup page is horridly overwhelmed. I've tried over the last 4 hours countless times... one time it took 24 MINUTES to process the AJAX check for used names... and despite all kinds of attempts I'm still not in and now all the names I would ever use as a account name "is aleady in use" even though they weren't when I tried originally and can't login as them.

You've got some scale up issues, folks.

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Jorge Escobar

  • 443 weeks ago

Hey guys -- I'm a web entrepreneur and technologist and would love to play with Brightkite. Can you approve my invite? Looks awesome from the screenshots

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Trumpet Winsock

  • 443 weeks ago

hey guys, the design looks cool. cant wait to get the beta invite or is it possible to approve my invite ? :p

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Daniel Tyack

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  • 443 weeks ago

Seriously do you have an ETA for the iphone app? I'm crapping my pants over here! (BTW I am loving what your doing here!)

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Josh Lind

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  • 443 weeks ago

Would love to check out the service!

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GuruConnector

  • 442 weeks ago

Count the GuruConnector in!!!

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Colleen

  • 441 weeks ago

could i get an invite please?

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Mary

  • 441 weeks ago

I want Brightkite! How can I get an invite?

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DaKing240

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  • 440 weeks ago

Wow, just found this site, and this sounds like an incredible service.

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MySelf

  • 438 weeks ago

OK, OK, I admit I entered my email address just this morning... but I really can't wait no more! :-( Pleeaaaaase send me an invite. I am really into this kind of services and I would love to use it. Come on, please, please, please, ... :-D

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