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Egghub is a new service that helps you organize your media. Egghub offers databases for movies, software, music and games. Each disc page offers a variety of content including: ratings, reviews, purchase options, comments and wishlist options. The reviews that are displayed come from Amazon and you can also add your own comments about a disc. I’d suggest they put the comment option at the top – users who contribute to the Egghub community should be rewarded over scraping reviews from Amazon.
You can setup a profile and check out other user’s profiles as well. If a disc interests you, there’s a purchase option which links to Amazon. The service is good where it is today but it really leaves me wanting more. For example, let’s assume I have 200 dvds. Egghub helps me make a list of what I own but what good is that for the actual discs? I’d love to see a way to add a numbering scheme so that I can say that My Little Pony is disc #94 and Transformers (the first movie!) is #213.
How else would I improve Egghub? I’d look at adding exports to the various social networking services. Let me publish my list of discs to Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Bebo, etc. When I add a new disc, let me tick a box to push a message to Twitter. Since there’s no numbering or organization options, the ability to share my lists with friends would be great. This will also drive new users and traffic to Egghub.
Lastly, and this is way out in left field, but what about a friends rental/lending option? If you are on my friends list, you can select a disc to borrow from my available inventory. I can set a price if desired or just do it for free. Egghub can provide the mailers (no postage provided) and sell ads on the mailers. I know this is probably a bit complicated but I think there could be some real potential here for a library-type system for sharing. And if rentals are too far out there, what about a classifieds offering to buy and sell?
While it’s easy to look at Egghub and say that it’s just a simple disc list site, there’s enough potential here to create a very solid offering with a strong business model. Egghub is a startup I plan to keep my eye on.