Around the Blogosphere: Hunterstalker
I’m part of the Facebook generation that had to register for the site using my college e-mail address. I remember after being accepted into college waiting for the day I would receive my new e-mail address just so I could check out this exclusive thing then called “the facebook”. It was only the second year the site had been around.
Facebook brought new meaning to the word “stalking”. While it’s still can still refer to the unwanted and obsessive behavior of following a person’s every action, the word also developed a new meaning. Now it can mean checking up on an old friend, a new acquaintance, or even a celebrity’s every move. It developed a new, innocent meaning.
The Armory on Blizzard’s World of Warcraft website has been around for quite some time, but it originally had no feed feature and was short on its functionality, so “stalking” had little instant gratification. Since the implementation of the new Battle.net website, Armory “stalking” had become pastime for some who wish to check in on acquaintances on other realms. There is no way to add a friend across realms, as the Armory was not designed to be a social hub, but many of us keep a library of characters of our comrades that we would check in on from time to time. This goes for many of us bloggers.
Along comes a brilliant idea to put this all together. Laeleiweyn of World of Lae has brought together all your favorite hunters to one location, at least virtually, at Hunterstalker.
Hunterstalker is a simple concept: check up on what your fellow hunters are doing, especially the ones with blogs, podcasts, or any form of Internet presence. It’s a simple list, but it gives a lot of information, and everything is displayed at a central location. It even includes links to the hunters’ web presence, if they have one.
We’re a generation of instant gratification. Lists like this allow us to instantly compare yourself to how you are performing against your favorite hunters in the blink of an eye. It could also generate ideas for you on how to itemize your gear, or perhaps tame the pets that they have. Imagine the endless possibilities!
Now, someone make this into a full-fledged website. Pretty please?