A New Social Network for Russian Billionaires

Looking to network with Russian billionaires? Chances are you won’t be able to unless you get invited to the new social network being launched by the Russian billionaire, Mikhail Prokhorov. According to Mark O’Neill, Prokhorov is in the process of launching Snob.ru. Yes, he went ahead and called the social network “Snob.” Not only is he launching a website though, the billionaire has plans of launching a television show as well as a magazine.

The intro (which you can view via Snob.ru), is mostly in Russian so I have no idea what the site says (let me know if you can convert it for us!). No word on if this site will support OpenID though. Chances are good that Mr. Prokhorov doesn’t know much about portable identities but then again, nobody in this network need to worry about that since network comes with its very own membership card. The demo also displays a touch screen which is moved around with the same technology used with the iPhone.

You can then pick out people in various locations and their photo shows up in a holographic format. Well maybe not, but they try to make everything look really slick on their website. So slick that they may slightly overdo it. This network requires that you have two members invite you to get in, one more than the relatively exclusive Small World community.

Thankfully we got the hook up and have invites for the next 50 people meaning you will only need one more to confirm you. O.k., not really but if you want to get it to the network … well let’s face it, if you are reading this post, chances are you won’t. Tough luck!