A new kind of social media service launched putting the interests of people in the center. It is some kind of a social media aggregator service focussing on interests instead of the common following of friends.
The idea of interests in the context of social networking exists already for a while on the social web and even some social networks are build around interests. Now the just launched xen takes this trend a further step beyond by naming its service “The World’s first Interest Exchange”. The idea is a network, where people are able to define their interests and are able to find likeminded people. This all may start by importing interests from Facebook and assort the more and less important. Then finding people of similar interests may happen across other networks and last but not least within the service itself.
Impressive is the amount of interests the service has already gathered. According to the about site there are 20 million entries meaning something for everyone, probably. To get further information including videos visit the blog or the ChannelXen on YouTube and the homepage of xen.