Joining Triberr (I’m in three tribes now) may seem like the ultimate nerdy thing to do, at least according to my daughters and most everyone else in my immediate circle who poke fun at Triberr’s primal terminology: Tribes (your group)–Tribal Council (where you chat with the other members/chiefs)– Bones (currency required to participate, awarded to you at the start. More bones are earned as you go, or can be purchased)–Tribal Stream (members blog posts)–Bonfires (broader connection stream and the place for answers)…
OK, so a little quirky, but I enjoy that stuff and like connecting with people of similar interests, in my case other authors. And I’m still new to it all, so learning the lingo. But I see the benefits. For instance, if you’re a bubble gum enthusiast you could have your own tribe dedicated to various kinds of gum, blog about it to your heart’s content and share your passion with the world as the main idea behind Triberr is to gain more exposure for your blog/posts. Triberr is the ultimate Twitter in that tribal members retweet each others posts. Avid bloggers such as myself who labor over their posts are ever eager for more visitors.
Thus Triberr was founded by geek genius Dino Dogan–yes, I suspect that’s not his real name–who reminds me of the characters on The Big Bang Theory, a show I adore, BTW. I like brainiac/geeks and am featuring one as the hero of my work in progress, Fergus, the strong secondary character from Somewhere My Lass is getting his own story.
But back to Triberr. Of himself, Dino says, “Lousy Martial Artist & recovering Engineer. Pretty good songwriter, dog trainer & a biz blogger. And, global force for badassery.” It’s all on Twitter if you want to follow him at: https://twitter.com/#!/dino_dogan
Those of you who are fans of The Office may recall the episode where Ryan invents a social forum he calls ‘Woof’ that’s supposed to tie all the other forums together. Ryan is always up on the latest thing in the social forum arena, and I bet he’d be all over http://triberr.com/
Another high five, Dino responds promptly to pleas for help and Triberr is very user friendly. When I accidentally formed my own tribe the first time I was ever on the site I contacted Dino who suggested inbreeding, which sounds obscene but means merging with another tribe. I haven’t done that yet, or invited anyone to join my as yet non-functioning tribe. Maybe after I earn more bones. Or buy some. I’m fresh out. I can hear my daughters cackling now.