With the recent popularity of books like Angels and Demons revolving around the mythical secret societies such as the "Illuminati", it was only a matter of time that a VIP version for Facebook and Myspace to appear. For many, nothing is more savoury than receiving an invitation into a particular organization behind closed doors, and the online world is no different.
Are the days of golfing at country clubs for networking numbered? Step aside, the next generation is establishing the new order where online avatars and social networking sites for the super wealthy to mingle are a must. According to Forbes, a few blue blooded sites have emerged as the diamonds in the rough. aSmallWorld, Diamond Lounge, Squa.re, and Quintessentially, all differ in levels of exclusivity. Gaining access to the fabulously wealthy by a simple click of the button has become an obsession for many persistent outsiders without the obvious "credentials" for an invitation.
Gawker has reported that a new hurdle has been introduced on aSmallWorld to streamline their ballooning member count after being unceremoniously booted out of the club and put out to pasture.
"aBigWorld is a subsidary of aSmallWorld. aSmallWorld is a network for people that already have strong direct and indirect connections to one another. To make it useful, members can invite anyone they like. Everyone is then invited to aBigWorld. As a member in aBigWorld you have access to the same features as aSmallWorld. aSmallWorld does not aim to have as many members as possible, but rather to visualize existing networks that are present in the real world.