Is Lyro worth all the hype?

So earlier this week, I read about a new social network for business professionals similar to LinkedIn and so I thought that I’d be an “early” adopter and register and be a guinea pig for this new site. Here I am, thinking that it would be a profile page that you could network with and share all the wonderful “resume-esque” type material to other professionals with simliar interests, but to my surprise the site only allows you to create cards of your information.

Compared to LinkedIn which lets you share your information in a resume-style format, Lyro lets you create business cards, have a professional bio, and allow for a limited amount of messages to be transmitted. However, I think what may be a different twist is that Lyro allows you to upload files directly to the site and you could THEN leave a downloadable resume and portfolio for your connections to view.

Is Lyro worth all the hype? I’m not sure right now it is. But if you’re an early adopter (and I like to try and be one), then I would say sign up, but as with most start-ups, not all the features, bells and whistles, and the wonderful gizmos you think should be there WILL be there.

3 responses to “Is Lyro worth all the hype?”

  1. Lief Larson Avatar

    Thanks for the mention and an even bigger THANKS for suggesting that there may be “hype” about the site. Frankly we’ve flown under the radar as we’ve continue to make improvements to the site.

    In the ways that we differ from LinkedIn, I might add the fact that you can customize your profile pages (colors, etc.) which allows for an extra touch of personalization and individualism (don’t all the LinkedIn pages basically look exactly the same?). We have big plans for the site in 2008 and I would invite your suggestions on the missing “bells and whistles”.

    Lyro has been designed to help you create, control, and grow your online brand and reach an audience that you ARE NOT connected to through your personal network or several degrees of separation. In fact just the opposite of LinkedIn. We look forward to showing the market the unique and compelling component to our model in Q2 2008, until then we believe the site is compelling enough to make it worth giving a try.

    Thanks Kyeung.

  2. Bob Hoskins Avatar

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