Marc Canter sent around a draft UI for a social networking service for Greatful Dead fanatics. I actively don’t care, and that’s what’s so great about it.
Most online social networks have the life of mayflies, because they are shallow. People gather in groups, post their favorite icons, chit-chat a bit, and move on.
By contrast, the Dead service is deep. The service lets Deadheads relive their roadtrips, using the database of recorded shows on-line at the Internet archives. Members can create a personal timeline of shows, and reconnect with people they met in parking lots and muddy fields.
This timeline would be locked to the DeadBase timeline (both music and event-ology)