Gnutella P2P vendor Limewire has just semi-announced their social networking website Limespot.com. Limespot was mentioned today on the Limewire developer blog as an upcoming "new project" without going into details what the site will be about.

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Go to Limespot.com, and you'll get a better idea:

"LimeSpot is a new up-and-coming community site, and we've got big plans. Plans to let you build your own ideal online site. Be a blogger, whip up a wiki, foster a forum -- or all of the above. Pick and choose from our beautiful themes, or design your own."


You can already join Limespot.com today, but the site only allows you to generate a very bare profile and invite friends. Blogging, Wiki and other features aren't enabled yet. Also, it's not clear whether Limespot will integrate in any way with the Limewire P2P client. There is a little more background on the about page:

"Lime Spot LLC is a forward-looking Web company focusing on creating and delivering user-driven web applications and services. The Lime Spot LLC team brings together some of the sharpest web development minds in the US and India to work on innovative products in the spheres of community and commerce, with a focus on quality design and rapid development practices."

It appears that the Limewire music blog that started some time last year is actually powered by Limespot, so this might give you an idea of what Limespot will offer in terms of blog hosting features. Limespot also has its own blog, and an entry from yesterday reads:

"Soon enough, the full features of Limespot shall be unleashed, and the power that's been granted to the LimeWire music team shall be available to all."

Limewire continues to be one of the most popular P2P clients around. A recent survey found that every third file sharer worldwide is using Limewire. The company has been shifting towards web-based offerings lately, with the launch of the Limewire Music Store apparently being imminent and a contextual advertising system being under development.

Close followers of Limewire won't be too surprised about Limespot: The company started recruiting developers for a web-based social networking platform in early 2006.

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