It’s seems everybody’s on Facebook and Twitter these days (us included—and if you’re not already following us, get on it!) while MySpace and Friendster have been all but abandoned. There’s the new Google Buzz, but that’s been more like Google Glitch. What all these social networks have in common is that they’re designed for people. But what if there was a social network designed exclusively for buildings? May we introduce you to STACKD. Started by the fine folks at Supermetric, who just so happened to help design Archpaper.com way back when, STACKD takes social networks out of the virtual world and transports them to the real one, a place where the burgeoning site needs our help.
Wish it were true that we weren’t all so glued to our computers that we had time to meet other people in our building, STACKD helps foster such old-school connections. And with a focus on buildings, and particularly those occupied by members of the creative class, it can not only become a means to meet that cute girl from the ad firm three floors down but also for the video editors on the third floor, the production company on the fourth, and those ad folks to team up on projects—an especially important asset during these difficult economic times. Speaking of which, STACKD has been nominated for a Pepsi Refresh Project grant, which’ll net the site 50 grand, assuming it places in the top 10 in its category. As of this writing, it’s ranked 113. Which is where you come in. In addition to signing your building and your business up for the site, click over to the Pepsi contest and make the allotted once-per-day vote through the end of the month to help push this awesome crew over the top. Then we’ll see what they can really build.