MyBlackBerry Social Network Launching at Midnight Tonight!

My BlackBerry
By Adam Zeis on 13 Jul 2009 03:07 pm EDT
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Update: July 14th, 11am CST - Just got word that MyBlackBerry will launch at midnight tonight. *

MySpace, Facebook, Flickr, Linkedin, Twitter - we have more social networks than we can handle.  Anyone can join these networks (and most of us have) and each has their own flavor. It's not as often that we see product manufacturers enter the social network game and actually be as successful as pure social networks or independent product-driven community websites, but Research in Motion is going to give it a try, apparently tomorrow according to TechCrunch.

RIM is dubbing My BlackBerry the "official community for all things BlackBerry" and it features a number of social network type features: you receive a profile which you can customize to your liking; you can add friends and send private messages; you can learn about top apps and browse accessory reviews. The root of it all is multiple discussion forums for applications, accessories, devices and tips and tricks.

Over the past year we've really seen RIM try and grow their web presence - they launched their own support forums, blogs, their own social network and they already had the Owner's lounge (it's a little confusing having so many disconnected properties). Some would argue RIM should be investing their time and resources into building a new OS to ensure BlackBerry stays king of the smartphone mountain instead of persuing endeavors like this, but we always like to see RIM embracing the web. It seems the more BlackBerry users RIM can attract to their online web offerings, the more likely those same people are to stumble onto CrackBerry.com, which official or unofficial I think most of you reading will agree is the #1 website for BlackBerry users. As you can see from the screen captures, CrackBerry Kevin has been a member for a few weeks now. Any bets as to whether or not RIM will leave up photos of upcoming BlackBerry device members post to their own site?

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Topics: News & Rumors

130 comments

fahad

really koool !! but it is with invitation only :(

Can anyone send me an invitation to register for this pleeeez....

jerseysoprano

I would love an invite to it...where do I get one?

Jito007

Did anyone notice the phone to the left of the storm. It looks a lot like the leaked photos of the storm 2. Does Kevin already have his hands on the Storm 2? Just a thought!

Bla1ze

Yes, it's a Storm 2...

nafiz011

is that a dummy storm 2 or REAL one?

msebonie

I feel so outlawed! FIRST I can't download socialscope until special slots are opened, and now MyBlackBerry is by invite only. I'm like two seconds from throwing a tantrum!

syk1

so how do you get an invite or will tomorrow be open registration

GentMAB

that sounds pretty cool, I think that is a very good concept

rfdesort

where are all you people getting that its by invite only? that doesnt make any sense.. "it gives device owners a social profile where they can share opinions on their favorite apps, accessories as well as tips and tricks they use on their devices. More importantly, they can also vent about all of these things with fellow users, and RIM will be there to listen." thats right off the link, did you not read the article at all?

czeph

From the MyBlackberry Site where it asks you for your invite when you go to make a profile.

joepocky

I take it you haven't tried to actually register on the site. It requires an invite code.

blacklighter11

how does one become a member?

NerdBoss

makes me wonder if the myblackberry is directly linked to the desktop version of BBM...... ohh the possibilities

screenname

I agree BooGz. This is definitely based on the upcoming re-vamp of BB Messenger. I think it's a great idea like a blending of Facebook/MySpace with Windows/AOL/Google messenger. RIM is recognizing how important of a role their devices play in both messenger and social networking. (P.S. RIM please keep working on that OS.)

Lylej2k

If its by invite, can I get one? If not, where do I sign up?

marcs17

does anybody know how to get an invite or become a member yet? please pm very interested in this

rfdesort

I still dont get the invite thing you're all talking about. When I go to the site i see:

Existing Users
To log in, please provide your user name and password below.

But, clearly, we cant provide that cause we havent registered... and we cant register cause it's not open til Tuesday. So let's all chill til tomorrow :)

angelm1249

hey, what site are you referring to? the blackberry website or is there another one that i am missing?

b5awd12v

scroll to the bottom of the page and it has a sign up link

branden3112

This is the dumbest idea yet. no need. they should be revamping the OS to stay on top instead of making these dumb social networking sites.

thablackguy#CB

can't wait to sign up for that one !!

PhoneGuy69

this sounds kind of fun but I still cannot figure out where the invitation code is can anyone help?

chevin

OMG!! I would LOVE and invitation code. This is a MUST-HAVE...please invite me!!! chevin@tmo.blackberry.net or PIN: 249F72E1

Gnome

Had a quick look at the register page and not only do you need an invitation code but the drop down menu for country only has US and Canada in it! Maybe they will open it up to the rest of us sometime soon but it does bug me that Europe is not featured in so many RIM initiatives. They are happy to let us buy the devices why don't we get the same support as everyone else?

nafiz011

It's for US&CANADA only!

blueyestm

now i might be able to get into this even though it sounds just as vain and similar as facebook, etc lol

ugotme

After thinking about the invatation to join part of the registration. I think what has happend is Rim has not removed that from when they were sending invites for people to test out the site. I am guessing that they will take that part out today to open registration. That is my thought anyway.

Matt

But just in case, I'm throwing my hat in the ring as well -- I'm seeking an invitation code, I'd like to register ASAP and explore. Thank you.

Xopher

Since it is not officially released yet, I can understand the invitation process for beta testing.

If it is truly going to open up to all Blackberry owners, either there will be a new screen for us to register, or they will push an icon to our BBs.

I'm a social networking junkie, so I can't wait for this to open up! :)

mrsjackd

it probably have the beta testers(as mentioned) but nonetheless i cant wait for this!

mutleysmom

why need a code..how dumb ??

Ebscer

If this includes a way to scan through app world from a computer (which it appears to do), then it is worth it for that feature alone...

LilloStarr

Social Network?? What?? it's a stupid network! invite??? what is invite?? Facebook has an invite??
Then...in device list...where is Storm 9500??? and Europe???
I hope that tomorrow will be better....
Europe buy RIM phones but we always come later ....but our moneys arrives immediately not after many months!!!

beckster

Just tried to register but it still wants an invitation code. Any updates on when this will be removed????

pcaron1

Went to the site and it still won't let you register without the special invitation code. Wow what a drag. I wonder how long its going to be until they open this puppy up. Stop with the long drawn out delays. Let us register.

angelm1249

what site is it that u are looking at? i went to blackberrys and rims and i see nothing...what am i doing wrong, lol

madfrenchie

ERRG!!! LET US IN!!! hahah

AgentScribe

Thought it would be a back door way or some super secret method. Still no entry for me!

pmich

I wouldn't mind testing this out.. anyone else got an invite that they could extend this way?

jrdavis8

Nooo.... I'll be watching Harry Potter at midnight. err.. I mean my girlfriend is dragging me to Harry Potter at midnight; yeah, that's what I meant to say <_< >_>

RyanGS#CB

Still asks for invitation code...

Tang-Long

That's what i was waitin' for!!! Would somebody invite a little CrackBerry like me?? Pleeeeaaaaaase!!! :-(

superdave2104

would like to know myself so i can talk to other blackberry users

ayo_ari

well the invitation thing sucks. hope it gets fixed soon so i can check it out.

Jayden EnV

Anyone care to share where to get the invite code or why it requires a stupid code that no one can find!!! If its only for blackberry users then why need a code... If it not ready for so many people then dont launch it yet...

g_man_6

it hasn't been launched yet... it launches at midnight tonight! i'm sure once it launches u won't need an invitation code

BlackBerryAdict

It launched at midnight last night.

ugotme

Thanks for the update on the release. I will check back tomorrow to setup myblackberry account.

LeeLu

Can someone send me an invite? Thanks

chuklm3#CB

i like the idea...i hope it works out..

sk8trix

hey guys im rick My nickname is sk8trix
i was looking through and saw this is invitation only can someone invite me?I really wanna join this group on RIMS page but i dont really know anyone around here who is on crackberry so i dont have any way to become a member? can someone help out?
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thanks laters guys

JDWallace

I'm interested to see how many are going to wait up to see if they can get in at midnight? AND which midnight, EST/CST/MST/PST?? LOL!

8330Crackhead

PLEEEESE!!! Invitation Code!!!! Thanks

jnx3k

If it turns out to be invite only, after midnight tonight - hit me up please: pin 24a0a30c

stewy1117

Wondering if the invite will be sent by email or BBM? I really wanna do this!

Ottojr

Ok when is this crap going to change? Can someone invite me please? 20E7B320

schirmerdt

Anyone know how to get an invite code??? Sure would be nice to be apart of the community!

stewy1117

I cannot find it anywhere on blackberry.com, so chances are the signup won't happen until after midnight anyway =(

rfdesort

OMG SHUT UP ABOUT INVITATIONS.

It doesnt go up until MIDNIGHT TONIGHT (Tuesday morning). It'll be available to all of us, settle down. damnnn.

chrisnz

It alunches in one hour.

for INTERNATIONAL ppl. not just tards in the US, (HI CRACK BERRY U DO HAVE A LOT OF INTERNATIONAL USERS????)

Check the clock

http://www.time.gov/timezone.cgi?Central/d/-6/java

AgentScribe

Everything revolves around NYC/Eastern Time

5eleven

Hmmmmmm. 0004 and still asking for the invitation code. SNAFU. Tried skipping past it, and got a "javax.servlet.ServletException: java.lang.NullPointerException" error message when I got halfway through the drop down menus. Tried a third and fourth time and it requires the invitation code. Real shocker.

buzzdar

hmmmmmmmmmmmmm as always things change. go figure.

candigrl73

what gives??? this sucks!!! im going to bed arrgh

aothapoet

Invitation code only...

pices91983

u basically have to wait until 2400 their time nyc time for us it is 1am but the invite idk bout that one we will have to see in a couple min right?

deshaun.taylor

and still invitation only... hmmmmm

pices91983

yeah i see thats crazy to announce a new site and product to only limit it with an invite only kinda like demonoid lol

JDWallace

Nothing at all. Past midnight CST.....

icmedia

2:13am EST and still-INVITATION CODE REQUIRED.

WTF?

DreamPCs

:(

Well, I'll be up until at least 8am EST. Maybe I'll get lucky.

DreamPCs

:(

Well, I'll be up until at least 8am EST. Maybe I'll get lucky.

DreamPCs

:(

Well, I'll be up until at least 8am EST. Maybe I'll get lucky.

IrishJeff

Ok now I don't understand. Will someone lemme know if this goes live? 305B17FE

chevin

it's midnight and STILL it asks for invitation code!!!!

chevin

Just tried and it STILL asks for an invitation code...MY WHOLE NIGHT IS RUINED!!!!!

AntonioLoveless

Still requires Invite. Also, doesn't have my model in the drop down list; 9630. I love it.

chevin

yeah, will someone let me know if this goes live. I'm going to bed so please hit me up please please please 249F72E1...THANKS GUYS AND GALS!!!!

chevin

yeah, will someone let me know if this goes live. I'm going to bed so please hit me up please please please 249F72E1...THANKS GUYS AND GALS!!!!

RodneyJ725

It is just me who sees this as a glorified forums front end? It seems like a nice implementation for blackberry users, but what is it giving the customer that is not in existence already? I think this is more of a single front end where all BB services/info can be found, more than a social network per se. there is nothing 'new' really, as u can do most of these things in current forums, albeit not as attractively :) Applications, tips/tricks, etc: these are merely forum rooms

Still I will join and have fun with it :).

RodneyJ725

the only difference between this implementation and a traditional forum is it is limited to blackberry users only, while anyone can join a traditional forum. that is nice i think :)

yk333

I want an invite! Looks great.

molszewski83

can someone please send me a invite

experiment 626

8AM: MyBlackberry is still asking for an invite code. Booooooo!

AgentScribe

Pre-mature ejaculation on this one. The more time I fester waiting to be able to register the more I'm reading and thinking and realizing that this is probably not going to be so great a feature anyway.....especially of RIM doesn't yet have BlackBerry support for their myblackberry "social" networking site!?

imiller

Where are the invite codes?

Jedi_Blackberry

It is not official yet therefore they could not speak on anything....useless

cwhitney24

Just like the shuttle....launch date set and failed

vx1

this is going to be the failure of RIM

apple will laugh at this in hysterics

RIM will have to open the community if they want people to care.
honestly I don't see them doing that ... but hey you never know

community does not work with rules.

eklisiewicz

But it sure smacks of bad public relations to say you are opening up a site, only to shut people down in the Sign up area with this stupid invite code. Someone sure screwed up on this.

-MCM-

The idea of having to be invited to use a social network is stupid, if Facebook did that when they started, nobody would join.

beckster

***ATTENTION RIM***
Us natives are getting restless. I will probably go the site only a couple more times to try this before I say "Forget it!"

JDWallace

I concur with this. I think I saw some folks throwing rocks... LOL!

jlt501

starting to see alot of patterns with RIm here lately.

wcihlu

so its wed morning... still require an invite code... what gives.. has this thing launched or what? common kevin! update update!!

changpeeee

we all know that no matter how much RIM effs up, all you guys will STILL sign up for MY BB when it becomes available to all, STILL buy the Storm 2 while knowing the first Storm was/is crappy, last but not least, STILL use some form of a Blackberry, because it IS CRACK

sendtosmith#CB

I just spoke to RIM and they infromed me that MyBB is in Beta test and the release date is not set for public use. They informed me as a member of the owners lounge I will be notified when it is open for public use. Crappy news.

Bluecadet3

Well that would be good information to place on the MyBlackBerry web site. Or hey better idea, they shouldn't have told people it would be up and running yesterday and that it is still in beta. I have seen at least 10 news articles on different sites talking about this and they have all said the same thing, that it was suppose to be up by 7/14/09! If it is still in beta then someone dropped the ball big time on this one!

Moving on with MyLife........ at least until I hear it's up then I will be interested again!

justreboot

INVITE---- wazzup with that? One would think that RIM would allow a simple SSO (single sign on) maybe the email address that's linked to your BB? Wake Up RIM!!!

mrsancho07

i dont get why we need a invitation code!? RIM needs to stop with the nonsense

mikadad

that no matter how much bitching we do, as soon as its online we are all gonna jump on it...we need to boycott it...

iPhoneTHS

Where can an addict get an invite? This is a teaser, it's been released, but you can only get in by invite. AAARRRRRGGGGGHHHHHHH!

BBpixie

yesss.. quite a teaser! urgh... Once it goes live without invite code or whatever, please PIN me 24A59F05! Tks.

braps

How do you get and invitation code to join this site????

dkmashino

I even tried using my PIN as an invite code but that didn't work. Oh well, just wait until they decide it's worthy of mass sign-ups. Until then, maybe I'll just imagine Sprint running the sign-ups for MyBlackberry.com LOL

sailboats

i have a feeling this is going to be greatly successful network since NO ONE but Kevin can join.

Oneill_Thomas

I want Blackberry to come out ahead on everything they do and this is just disappointing.

OT

samsams

Okay this really s*cks.
Still an invitation code needed on July 16.
Then no news if it is also accessible for EU.

Like an another CB member said:
Hey RIM wake up, is our EU currency not good enough for you?
We always have to wait!

Hate to say it but iphone do their launches much better.

TokenWasp

Do we know that BB announced that this would open at midnight on the 13th or 14th? It seems that Kevin just got his info wrong, and you all took it as a promise from BB. Then, when BB didn't act as Kevin said they would - you get mad at BB.

Seems to me, Kevin's the one who owes an explanation.

NaniManu

Anyone find the answer?

rj5570

i think Kevin needs to change this Blog since it didnt launch when he stated it would. Maybe its due to weather, like with the Space Shuttle.

g_man_6

r u going to be able to purchase and download app world apps from this site? similar to itunes...

corkie505

Can someone send me an invitation code so I can join?

Kevin21

Yeah cool if we could use it.