ImaginiI have to admit, I’m absolutely in love with Imagini. I think it’s the coolest social network since Friendster (or whichever was the first one.) Having recently gained some popularity from being dugg, it incorporates a technology called “Visual DNA,” where their real pitch to make you sign up is not by using flashy Web 2.0 terms, but by making you select pictures and telling you about how yourself (and amazing you with it!).

After you’ve taken the test, you receive a VisualDNA report with everything about you. Once you’ve read through, there’s a clever title at the top which says “VisualDNA Report For (Enter Name).” A signup form appears when you click on it (which, of course, doesn’t resemble a traditional signup form at all). Enter your preferred screen name, e-mail address, and whether you’d like to receive e-mails by other Imagine members, hit enter and you’re done.

Once you’ve signed up, you can customize your VisualDNA by adding actual things to your choices (e.g. My Gross, My Like To Do, etc.) You can also see how popular your choices were by others, and get a widget for your VisualDNA. Of course, Imagini is mainly a social network so using your VisualDNA, you can do things find people like you and use the gift finder to find appropriate gifts for people you know.

For coolness, ease of use, and creativity, I would rate Imagini a 100 out of 100. Of course, while it may not necessarily be practical or the next teen sensation, it’s different from the crowd and you have to give it credit for that.


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  1. Rex Dixon

    March 15, 2007 at 12:16 am

    Nice find man! I actually took a second to write something about it this morning; should go up around 7:33am my time here in STL.


  2. Travis

    March 15, 2007 at 4:45 am

    Great review, as always.

    One thing – you’ve got an extra period in the link from the Imagini logo.


  3. David Lowey

    March 16, 2007 at 7:12 am

    A good find. Based upon the data I got back after I did my profile I think the typical user is 18-25 and still partying lick a rock star.

    Feels a bit like a one-liner now. Set number of images and basic engine that produces profiles. It will be interesting to see if it evolves to allow for user-generated images. Seems like a logical step, and almost a prerequisite for success. If the user can’t really customize the experience it will peter out as a one-trick pony.

  4. Sid Yadav

    March 17, 2007 at 8:43 pm

    I think I agree with you on that one. They’ll have to keep up with their initial idea to keep users coming back. Whether that’s with personalized quizzes or simply additional quizzes and things users can take after they’ve signed up.

    Thanks. Fixed.

  5. Sara Wilson

    April 4, 2007 at 8:57 pm

    Excuse, and what you think concerning forthcoming elections?

  6. emma

    April 8, 2007 at 10:45 pm

    cool blog!

  7. Timoty

    April 15, 2007 at 7:12 pm

    cool blog!

  8. Tima

    April 17, 2007 at 8:07 pm

    nice photos of this blog

  9. mohdismail

    April 19, 2007 at 8:47 pm

    just done with my profile…cool!

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