Star.me is a new site currently in closed beta. The idea is that you share and receive 'stars' from your friends. These are meant to bring about a nostalgia for the 'gold star' rewards given to children. 

At SXSW Ze Frank (creator of Star.me) spoke about messiness and fun being missing from current crop of social networks. Whilst it is easy to miss the DIY craziness of MySpace, Star.me might be too late. Although beautifully crafted in HTML5, it feels like it should have been a cute add-on to an existing social network, rather than standing alone.

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