Always social

I just noticed that Tony Perkins’ AlwaysOn has its own social networking service, called the AlwaysOn Zaibatsu.  It will be interesting to see if they can pull this off. 

AlwaysOn is trying to be a lot of things that are traditionally
separate — an advertiser-funded content site, a blog, and a
community.  Will the members (many of whom are doubtless already
on LinkedIn, Ryze, and Orkut) see AlwaysOn as their business networking
“home” online?  And how will the site balance the interests of
advertisers with the interests of members, if those things come into
conflict?  Tony has a track record of pioneering new models based
around tech-oriented content, so he’s we’ll suited to conduct the
experiment.