IBM aims to leverage social networking by building an online meeting place for users of its System z mainframes. It says the Web-based portal, called Destination z, gives customers a place to discuss and debate mainframe usage, exchange ideas and seek technical advice. The company also announced software to improve System z's …
Where's the MySpace bit?
Where's the social networking stuff? All looks like regular sales-y IBM spiel to me.
IBMMAIN already there
This will fracture the community rather than bringing it together.
There are only so many sites folks have time to hang out on - of course z World would be moderated by IBM rather than being open to all as IBMMAIN is....
IBMMAIN??? erm.... what?
IBMMAIN? You mean this mailing-list thing? http://www.nnseek.com/e/bit.listserv.ibmmain/
That's not really anything like MySpace is it? It's a bit short-sighted to point at these new social networking sites like MySpace and Facebook and say "pah, email lists are already doing this".
That said, the "Destination Z" lot don't seem to have got the idea either... it's just another sales-pitch site. So, I wouldn't worry - you can go back to your emails now :-)