Kaneva is one of the most amazing companies I’ve seen recently. Kaneva is like SecondLife combined with MySpace.
It creates a social network like MySpace. It lets users go into a SecondLife like environment when they want to get more involved. It then allows the user’s photo and video content inside of that 3-D environment.
In hindsight it is an obvious idea. Congratulations to the Kaneva guys.
This is a great video that explains Kaneva: http://www.kaneva.com/channel/crad30.people
It will be very difficult for them to be as good as MySpace + Flickr + YouTube + SecondLife. However allowing users to bridge between each is a powerful advantage. I think long-term, each of the individual services will either need to compete, integrate, or loose to a service like Kaneva.
It is currently invite only to use Kaneva. You can email me or post your email address in the comments if you want to receive an invite.