Cisco Buys Tribe


According to the New York Times, Cisco Systems is buying the technology behind the San Francisco based social network Tribe. That’s beyond bizarre. Maybe they will start shipping routers with embedded Burning Man discussions.

“Social Networking’s Next Phase”
Brad Stone, New York Times

Oh and before you go delete your Tribe profile in protest, Tribe will remain an independent website. Cisco is just buying the underlying technology, not the content that makes up Tribe.