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Will Shatner has released a new social networking site for creative professionals.
Site is still in its nascent stages, but promises to connect creative professionals

William Shatner has been a pitch man for a host of companies, including Priceline.com.  However, he is best known, of course, for his contributions to the science fiction genre for his time spent playing Captain James T. Kirk of the U.S.S. Enterprise on the original Star Trek.

Now the captain is setting his sights on new horizons... and a new site.  Mr. Shatner has unveiled MyOuterspace.com, a social network and job hunting site with a creative/sci-fi flavor. 

He describes the new site, writing:

MyOuterSpace.com is a Sci Fi Social Network for those with a passion for the arts. Whether you are a fan of Sci Fi, Horror or Fantasy or seeking a career in the Science fiction industry MyOuterSpace.com has much to offer. Register on the planet that host your talent, fill out a profile and connect with others in your field. Submit your resume for a Starship project that needs your talents. Whether you are an actor, writer, animator or gamer MyOuterSpace.com has a home for you. Creative Talent, be sure to register on the planet that hosts your specialty, and you may be selected by a Captain to join his/her Starship Crew. Visitors won't be able to participate on a Starship Project unless they become a citizen of a United Planet. I will be monitoring all Starship projects, and reviewing each Captain's Log, where progress will be recorded each step of the way. The Captains will seek out new talent on the various Planets to build a winning team. There are six Starships ready to crew-up and develop a dynamic entertainment production, so register now, participate and keep your eyes to the stars, William Shatner

The site features six "planets" each for a different kind of professionals.  For example, there's a planet for designers and animators called Anteros and another for writers and directors called Creatia.  Site members can also jump aboard one of six "starships" creative collaborations that Mr. Shatner appears to be guiding.  The ship designs and planets were created with the help of John Eaves, a famous Star Trek props and ships designer.

Videos on the site provide more details.  The registration page is here.

A quick scan of the site finds it still in its early stages with most members just having 1 or 2 registered friends and no profile pictures.  Despite the cool ship designs and a relatively well laid out page, the site does come off as a bit amateurish. For example, if you search Google, the page description for the site currently reads: "Joomla! - the dynamic portal engine and content management system."

Nonetheless, it might be fun to give the site a try.  After all, when has Captain Kirk steered us wrong?



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VIRUS WARNING! STILL being diverted
By damianrobertjones on 3/13/2010 6:47:12 AM , Rating: 5
http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=17880

As discussed in the above article and CONFIRMED by Dailtech... Your adds are still diverting computers to malware. Are you going to do something about this or do I have to contact your ISP?




RE: VIRUS WARNING! STILL being diverted
By damianrobertjones on 3/13/2010 6:49:53 AM , Rating: 5
P.s. I've now changed to Opera and blocked the adds.

I SHOULD not have to do that


RE: VIRUS WARNING! STILL being diverted
By msomeoneelsez on 3/13/10, Rating: -1
By damianrobertjones on 3/13/2010 5:31:23 PM , Rating: 5
I do get your point, but my point resides in the fact that Dailtech shouldn't having ads that re-direct to malware pages as this is a respected page. Who knows how many people have been caught out?

I'd expect this rubbish from a wares or pron site but NOT this one. As most people that visit these pages already use some fort of block, why not get rid of the ads? (I know that they can't as it provides revenue)

All DailyTech has to do is change provider or damn well sort it out.


RE: VIRUS WARNING! STILL being diverted
By Alexvrb on 3/15/2010 12:08:02 AM , Rating: 3
If everyone turns on ad blocking, that kind of hurts revenue. Hell sometimes I click ads on purpose just to help improve their click-through. Anyway, if traditional ads are all blocked, they'd probably have to come up with something more annoying.

I'd like to note that I have never had a problem with a DT ad, on any stock browser. No viruses of any kind, at least none that Avast! has noticed.


By damianrobertjones on 3/15/2010 4:20:26 AM , Rating: 2
I use ie8, for my sins, which I don't want to change but if this happens then I have no choice as there seems to be no reply from DailyTech.

For more info and as others have had the same thing:
http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=17880


A boy can dream, right?
By rburnham on 3/12/2010 4:24:06 PM , Rating: 3
I loved that one movie where Chewbacca fought Khan and they all fell into a worm hole and met Dr. Who.

That was great.




RE: A boy can dream, right?
By Iaiken on 3/12/2010 4:43:17 PM , Rating: 2
Episode 1153: Still fresh after 40 years.

I remember it well...


RE: A boy can dream, right?
By JediJeb on 3/12/2010 5:49:47 PM , Rating: 4
I thought it was Episode 1138.


RE: A boy can dream, right?
By Icehearted on 3/12/2010 10:55:17 PM , Rating: 2
I love you guys.

And it was def episode 1153, as 1138 was the one where they brought in ewoks to eat up all the tribbles and then had them killed off by wookies which froze to death later when winter came around.


RE: A boy can dream, right?
By Azsen on 3/12/10, Rating: 0
RE: A boy can dream, right?
By B3an on 3/13/2010 8:44:07 AM , Rating: 4
That episode was almost as good as this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQ3c8_ZTNrg


How long
By amanojaku on 3/12/2010 4:24:09 PM , Rating: 2
Before Murdoch and News Corporation sue for infringement? Not that any sane person would confuse this with MySpace, but these days anyone will sue for anything.




RE: How long
By ZachDontScare on 3/12/2010 4:37:55 PM , Rating: 2
Not that I'm a big fan of nuisance lawsuits... but would he have named it 'myouterspace' if myspace wasnt named 'myspace'? Probably not. This is one situation where they might actually have a legitimate trademark violation claim. Assuming that hasnt already been settled between Shatner and News Corp.


RE: How long
By SPOOFE on 3/13/2010 2:31:12 AM , Rating: 2
Similar (or even identical) names for a product or service are permissible if the two are in notably different market sectors, so it comes down to whether or not a judge can be convinced that "general social networking" and "specific subject social networking" are different enough. Frankly, I don't see a lawsuit resulting.


Set phasers to....
By theplaidfad on 3/12/2010 7:06:43 PM , Rating: 1
...networking!




RE: Set phasers to....
By Omega215D on 3/14/2010 1:35:00 AM , Rating: 3
Dammit Jim, I'm a doctor not a DBA!


William or Bill but certainly not Will
By Griswold on 3/14/2010 4:45:21 AM , Rating: 2
Yes, really. Nobody actually calls him Will.




By kattanna on 3/15/2010 10:21:35 AM , Rating: 2
i will remember him as denny crane

though, LOL, i always got the impression he wasnt "acting" in that series

hehe


Quicktime?!
By Bruneauinfo on 3/14/2010 9:57:46 AM , Rating: 3
Someone please tell Will to use a real codec.




Science Fiction ...
By pjs on 3/12/2010 5:21:48 PM , Rating: 2
Where are the scientists and engineers in this SciFi world? It takes creativity to discover new things and build new things. Otherwise, the warp barrier would never have been broken in Shatner's universe!




joomla site?
By kditemp on 3/13/2010 5:55:11 PM , Rating: 2
This site runs on Joomla and Jomsocial. It's kind of creative to use the social component in that way, but yes, it's still amateurish.




shoulda
By Canadian87 on 3/14/2010 1:47:34 AM , Rating: 1
Shoulda named it "Myfacespacebook"




ST:O
By blueeyesm on 3/12/10, Rating: 0
He seriously has gone where no man has gone before
By Lord 666 on 3/12/10, Rating: -1
By Helbore on 3/12/2010 3:51:29 PM , Rating: 2
The Shat's a legend. One of the best worst actors of our time. How many out there can claim that?


By Omega215D on 3/12/2010 3:56:58 PM , Rating: 3
Gotta hand it to him he's pure Shat!

Twitter is limited to 160 characters. Will his be limited to 1 -2 words max per post?

Fascinating, but illogical captain.

KHAAAAANN!!


By AlexWade on 3/12/2010 6:59:56 PM , Rating: 2
Don't forget, every alien has two eyes, two ears, a mouth, and two legs.

Despite all that, I do like the movies.


By Helbore on 3/15/2010 11:52:36 AM , Rating: 2
And we all know what Captain Kirk did with those two legs.


By croc on 3/12/2010 9:43:43 PM , Rating: 2
Ronald Raygun???


By HotFoot on 3/12/2010 3:54:14 PM , Rating: 2
I have a kind of respect for the guy in that he doesn't take himself so seriously. I heard his spiel for the website on the radio a couple days ago... It's hard not to laugh, but I'm pretty sure he's laughing along (and all the way to the bank).


By Iaiken on 3/12/2010 4:25:37 PM , Rating: 4
Somebody is jealous that his aspirations for fame didn't pan out...

What was your band called again? Lord666 and the Funhaters?


By thorr2 on 3/12/2010 5:21:12 PM , Rating: 4
Why am I not surprised that the first comment is negative? There are too many whiners on this site. Maybe if you didn't whine so much, you could get out and make some kind of positive impact on the world. I think Shatner is a cool guy and if he wants to do something like this, more power to him. Please don't take this as directed completely at you. This is directed at all of the whiners collectively. ;-) I guess I am just in a mood today and tired of all the negativity in the world, and trying to preserve all us older guys' way of life from the Next Generation.


By chagrinnin on 3/12/2010 5:35:11 PM , Rating: 3
"Grups!,..Grups!" :P


By mindless1 on 3/13/2010 12:02:29 AM , Rating: 3
But the thing is, you keep forgetting to email him your personal picks for how he should spend his days... or did you expect a phone call every morning?

It's a serious question, considering how insanely subjective your prior comment was.

Fair is fair though, post your email address so we can also give you our personal picks for how your days are spent.


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