Friday, September 7, 2007

Do you have your aSmallWorld.net invite yet?



























Erik Weinstein has only one investment in an Internet property–aSmallWorld.net. Think online gated community. Membership in the social networking site is by invitation only and even then based on education, profession, and most importantly - your network of personal contacts. A recent post read “I need to rent 20 very luxury sports cars for an event in Switzerland on the 6th September…the cars should be Maserati, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston Martin ONLY!” The average age of users is 32 and 65% are from Europe, 20% from the U.S.

and the remainder from all over the world.

Founded four years ago, the site didn’t see much advertising until about 6 months or so ago when luxury brands like Cartier jumped in to gain access to a membership that spend an average of $20,000 to $50,000 a month. To beef up advertising, aSmallWorld hired former Fox Interactive Media Joe Robinson who will spend his time convincing the likes of Lufthansa, Land Rover, and Credit Suisse that the pricey advertising rates are worth it. Of the 150,000 registered users, only 35% actually log in every day according to Mr. Robinson and comScore senior analyst Andrew Lipsman suggests that number may even be smaller. Meanwhile, Facebook registered 30.6 million unique visitors in July. How much time do social elites spend hanging out online? Is this the best place to fork out the cash to reach tastemakers?

Only if you are a member. Right now the site is not exclusive to the rich, and well-connected – the site is like a chamber of commerce directory full of publicists and party promoters. Similar to LinkedIn, the greatest value is in the networks, not the advertising. Laura Rubin, a brand consultant and fashion publicist and member of aSmallWorld.net has used her network of 170 or so to skyrocket her business ventures. There’s more rolodex to it than myspace.

Any copycat sites? Sure, early next year check your mailbox for an invite to ratings.com. Members will pay a $250 annual fee and have a net worth in the millions or tens of millions – and no advertising. Still waiting for my invite.

NYT article


33 comments:

beco said...

yes i want aSmallWorld.net invitation

Charles said...

Still waiting on my invite, I will have to call around and see who of my colleagues have this service.

Ahmed said...

yes i want aSmallWorld.net invitation please send me invitation .my e mail is ahmedswl@yahoo.com

The Luxocrat said...

No, I still don't have an ivite

Ilana 7777 said...

I have my own private network named "THE OCTAGON LOUNGE -THE TRUE ELITE CONNECTION". This is based mainly on the Romanian bestselling authors Pavel corut and Ileana Stan.It is an exclusive community formed mostly by former spies and actually very rich business men and women.Our members belong to a Global World Brotherhood. The Life Brotherhood.

Instant said...

yes i want aSmallWorld.net invitation please send me invitation. My e-mail is ikblog@google.com

Ziv said...

I would like to have asmallworld.net invitation, thank you!

Douglas Adamsson said...

A invite to asamllworld.net shoud be nice :) douglas.adamsson@gmail.com

Thank y!

liza said...

Can somebody please help me out? I really need an invite. I have a friend who is on there and who I lost connection with. Luvnewyork08@gmail.com Thanks

Max said...

can you send me an invite? maximusphotography@gmail.com

Thank you in advance!
Max

tahab said...

Would be very grateful if you still have a spare invite.

Just relocated to Dubai, working as Solution Management Consultant for a large IT consultancy group, and I know that the UAE branch of ASW is very active. Would really like to go in share experiences and meet interesting people working in the region.

email is: 9detxx@gmail.com

Thanks in advance,

Taha

The Luxocrat said...

I have quite a few invites, however, I need to know your scope of business, what you'd like to use the site for etc... then we will discuss what can be offered in return. Please email me at theluxocrat@gmail.com

rosa said...

may i get a invitation for the ASM ?

DAHIR said...

Yes, I definitely want an invitation to ASW. Please!!

Brandon said...

I have a few asmallworld invites. ktmxbow2010@gmail.com

Jean said...
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Emily said...

I have 30 asw invites. Those interested, email me at emily.khouri@gmail.com

Kristi said...

Hi people, I just received 45 invites to asmallworld. Those still looking for invites, feel free to email me. citricvixen@gmail.com

Cheers

Jean Pierre said...

Hello,

I have a few invitations to sell, email at jpdelacours(at)gmail(dot)com



Best regards!

JP

Jean Pierre said...

Hello,

I have a few invitations to sell, email at jpdelacours(at)gmail(dot)com



Best regards!

JP

Dario said...

I have some invitation, contact me at dthebest@gmail.com

sadra said...

hi. i'll be so happy if you send me one invite of ASW. mybe thas will be my xmass gift. plz send me an invition of ASW. this is my email: amlashi.sadra@gmail..com send me it plzzzz

Jordson Silva said...

HI i would like to be invited my e mail is jordson88@hotmail.com tks!

Jordson Silva said...

I would like to be invited, my e mail is jordson88@hotmail.com

Jordson Silva said...

HI i would like to be invited my e mail is jordson88@hotmail.com tks!

Jordson Silva said...

HI i would like to be invited my e mail is jordson88@hotmail.com tks!

Monika Wypijewska said...

Hi, can you send by email an invitation to ASW
Thank you so much
Wypijewska.monika@gmail.com

Anilk said...

Would you send me an invitation anil.karrii@gmail.com

Nadeem Durrani said...

For those who havent heard, the Founder of aSmallWorld has launched a new invite only social network called Best of All Worlds aka BoAW. I have 10 or so invites if someone wants to join. Also have invites to aSmallWorld. Drop me a line on nadeemxdurrani@gmail.com

Maggie said...

Yes, I would like to get an invitation...
Thank you for in advance!
Maggie

Mariia Wiel said...

I have a few invites available. Message me for details at mariia.wiel at gmail dot com

Effusive said...

Last week to sign up! I have a few invites left. Contact me for details at effusive at ukr dot net

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