Yes, after 2 confirmation E-Mails and 48 hours after the inviation I got my own Netvibes Universe to open my privat life for everybody on the web.
Very cool features but is it the real advantage for me?
OK it is much easier to aggregate all your subscriptions on one page. Not for me but for my friends. It is no more a wallet garden than it is when you use Facebook with some applications for RSS or Twitter. It shows also IM or Twitter feeds, last.fm etc and you could access it without any subscription to any service.
I think the real advantages is in the long term when more and more people join this because!! and this is on of the major points: it is very easy to invite people or search for contacts in your other accounts. You can easily search for every contact from your web accounts e.g. flickr, twitter, gmail contacts, yahoo, etc. and add them to see all their subcriptions. Their were only 2 pages where you could see what happened on one page: plaxo and facebook. But only for the people which are also at plaxo. This enhances this features and the questions which service to use to contact a friend when you see what they are doing are which service the use. I have a lot of friend 4-5 times in different IMs, social networks etc. But normally i write an email when i am not sure if they look into their facebook or if the would turn on their ICQ later when they are at home (hm, ok than i also could send an sms
But more to netvibes ginger: You could also include all your status updates from ICQ or Skype, Facebook, Twitter.
Also you can send old widgets from your normal netvibes pages to the universe like favorite blogs or the weather in Heidelberg.
Great new homepage to stay in touch with your friends! check it out! (Go to www.netvibes.com) I think when you subscribe to netvibes you can directly use ginger too. I think is enough advertisment for free. Try it out
old excitements 2 days ago…
I just got a message on my netvibes page and I am now waiting for this F*’*.,+* invitation code E-Mail…..normally this should take seconds….
i am going to update this entry later