I’m not a fan of Facebook and I’m not a fan of MySpace. LinkedIn has never made me feel all giddy, and Plaxo is well, nothing to jump up and down about, But Justin.tv has changed how I feel about these things. I thought they were a cluttered, useless mess, but JTV’s approach is much more simple, clean and not overwhelmingly crowded with useless “stuff” I won’t use. Maybe it’s not that it’s so easy to use but rather, the fact that I “know,” at least by user name and sometimes avatar or photo, the people that have “friended” me or that I have “friended,”
In a span of less than 24 hours I have more friends on my JTV social network than I do in any of the others I am registered with. And I suspect I will get more use out of it as well.
I’ve gotten a few messages and have sent a few myself this evening. All in all, at first blush, I am liking the new features and look forward to whatever is next on the JTV horizon.