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by FrankBerfell / May 23, 2007 7:06 AM PDT

I hold a grudge for a very long time. Most haterz do. So I'm hoping Joost suffers a slow and painfully expensive economic death.

See, my mom taught me never to ask anyone for an "invitation" to something. It's quite rude. Actually, "asking for" is quite the opposite of "being invited."

So I won't ever be a part of a project that promotes such anti-social behavior as that exhibited by the core founders, and is the foundation of, Joost.

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Wow.. that is so lame
by Kev50027 / May 23, 2007 7:32 AM PDT
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What other option do they have? Randomly chosing people out of a crowd? You have to be kidding me, your reasoning for your behavior is that of a preschooler.

Finally, you're entirely WRONG, Joost is available to anyone at all on their website for free right now, you don't need an invite or anything.

How old are you, 4?

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You're too hung up on the term 'invite'
by udayan71 / May 23, 2007 7:46 AM PDT
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Don't think of it as a formal invitation to a party, or a wedding invitation. Joost's 'invitations' are just the requisite link to get a product.

The conventions surrounding politeness and etiquette do not apply.

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Tech geekness
by bol_reality_check / May 23, 2007 2:48 PM PDT

I think it is used to provide geeks some sense of belonging, even if it does not exist in "online communities". I know part of the reasoning is to control the numbers of people using a product and allow growth to come at a slower rate, but it tends to keep those without tech connections access to some cool stuff online or tryout lame products.

As for Joost, it shouldn't need to use invites because of its peer-to-peer nature, which does not work out well in real-use because of network congestion and firewalls.

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