yeah those invites were hard to comeby. it took me about 3 weeks and about a dozen very annoyed friends before i could get one. the day after i recieved my invite, i found out that i work right across the street from their offices and my boss is good friends with the CEO. lucky me.
For those of you who wanted to check it out, but couldn't get an invite, Newsvine is now officially open to the public. Feel free to check it out.