While most of us remember the infamous "iWalk" days of Spymac.com, I would venture a guess that not many of you knew what a great site is has turned into. Now I'm not trying to promote it over MM, I still prefer visiting here, but I have also started to visit Spymac more and more.<br><br>First off, the site now offers every registered member the following:<br><br>- 100MB of free web space, complete with WebDAV access<br><br>- Free iCal hosting (both private, password protected and public publishing)<br><br>- Free e-mail (25MB of space, web-mail and external access)<br><br>- Free blogging services<br><br>- 250MB of free space in the Spymac Gallery (a place to show off photos & artwork)<br><br>All of that for FREE! Now, you can also host your own auctions (like ebay), you can also participate in their forums, or CREATE YOUR OWN! The site also links with your iChat account and blinks a little red button when you're online.<br><br>The site is extremely customizable, including the ability to turn off all advertising - which is no big deal really, because I have yet to see a single ad on the site anyway.<br><br>One of the coolest things about the new Spymac is the Spymac WOS. To understand the coolness of the Spymac Web Operating System, read here.<br><br>OK, so now that I blabbed on and on about the new Spymac and its technical superiority to just about everything else on the web, lets talk about it from the human standpoint.<br><br>Spymac is no longer (and really hasn't been in a long time) a Mac rumor site. They have a bit of news on the front page, and the rest of the site is "community" oriented. The gallery is probably the most popular place for posting photos, desktop artwork and screenshots on the internet. It has commenting systems, rating systems and fantastic organization - including the ability to set up your own Gallery, rather than posting your images to the general ones. The gallery is probably responsible for building the Spymac community to what it is today, which is undeniably the largest "online Mac community."<br><br>Say what you want about the relative "speed of life" in a forum the size of spymac's - and I agree with your on that, I like the speed of MM, it's just easier to keep up with everyone here. But you can't deny the coolness factor of having so much on one web site - all for FREE.<br><br>Hey Stan, if you're reading, can you pop on over to SpyMac and take some notes... there's a few things over there you might want to consider doing over here.<br><br> What?<br>Visit My Web Site!
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#132435 - 01/25/0404:30 PMRe: Now THIS web site is cool!
Calm down.... take a deep breath. <br><br>Seriously, how long do you think all of that is going to last? I set up an account over a week ago and still don't see any advertisers. I can't even remember many when they were Spymac 2.0. The whole "feel" of the thing is a little too juvenile for my tastes.<br><br>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>Say what you want about the relative "speed of life" in a forum the size of spymac's - and I agree with your on that, I like the speed of MM, it's just easier to keep up with everyone here. <p><hr></blockquote><p>I don't know how most of you do it here. And then some of you still follow things in other forums too?<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>But you can't deny the coolness factor of having so much on one web site - all for FREE.<p><hr></blockquote><p>Anything that is as cool as you say is going to have to go the advertising or subscription way sooner or later. Will check it out though.<br><br><br>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>The site is extremely customizable, including the ability to turn off all advertising - which is no big deal really, because I have yet to see a single ad on the site anyway.<p><hr></blockquote><p>
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