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Tue Sept 4 2007 09:18:07

Social Networking Site for Collectors

By: Ina Steiner

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A new site combines people's love of collecting with the latest fad, social networking. Australia-based CollectZing was opened to the public over the weekend. The site was founded by David Eedle and Fiona Boyd, who founded Arts Hub, which they sold last year.

Like social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace, CollectZing allows you to make "friends" with other collectors and join groups (called Collector Clubs), where you can chat in forums. The "special sauce" on CollectZing is that you can import photos and descriptions of the items in your collections. (It integrates with photo-hosting site FlikR). 



It will be interesting to see if CollectZing gives people a way to trade and buy/sell items in their collections (Facebook allows applications that let people post items, such as GarageSale, and eBay built a Facebook app).

I'm not sure CollectZing needs to be a competitor to Facebook: it should build an app so Facebook members can display their CollectZing collections on their profile.  





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Social Networking Site for Collectors   Social Networking Site for Collectors

by: Naomi

Tue Sep 4 21:31:37 2007

Thanks Ina for blogging about us! We really appreciate the kind words - and we hope to see you and your readers at collectZing.com. (And I can say that we have plenty of things up our sleeves for the coming weeks and months!)

Cheers,

Naomi

Social Networking Site for Collectors   Social Networking Site for Collectors

by: Charlene Anderson

Sat Sep 8 13:03:18 2007

I had a look and joined up. I collect weird things (knitting needle gauges) and have only ever run into one other person who collected them.  It looks like an interesting site to bring like-minded collectors together. I'll be looking forward to seeing what is coming in the future.

Char



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