Mycolts.net was launched this week as one of the first social networking sites created by an NFL team. Forget facebook groups. Now fans of the World Champions of Professional Football can hang out with each other online. They can also take advantage of:
-A large photo gallery space for users
-User-friendly pages for fans to blog and build personal profiles
-Interactive calendars where users can post their own events or search for events based on dates, groups, and location
10,000 people have already signed up for Mycolts.net – likely getting ready for another run at the Super Bowl. There is no word on whether Peyton Manning will have his own set of TV ads promoting the site.
The development of this has to make you wonder if all sports teams (and possibly bands, schools, etc.) are going to create their own networking sites where people can have special profiles particular to that team or school or sport. Will these sites become a place for commonality in a cyberspace where MySpace and Facebook have become too big for their own good? Or, most importantly, how often are the ten female members of Mycolts.net going to get hit on?
Time will only tell on these things (well, except for the girls getting hit on). But, until then, just be thankful that the Jeff Saturday fans of the world have a place to call their own.