Tribe has just announced Tribe25 “People to Know in 2005” and I’m honored to be selected by the Tribe community as one of the 25. I’m in good company. Other Tribe25 people include Hal Robins, Will Franken, SFist kingpin Jackson West and Pirate Cat Radio’s own Monkey Man.

Tribe is all about connecting with other locals to discover the best of where you live. For 2005, Tribe and its members have uncovered these interesting people who are a big part of what makes their world tick. And it’s Tribe that gives them an easy, powerful, and customizable way to show the world what they’re all about.

If you are not familiar with Tribe, it’s a San Francisco based online social network, one of the better ones out there and I’ve been using it since September 2003. They just launched an excellent new modular, multi-themed templating system for their user profiles. I’m currently using this new system with my Tribe profile. It includes RSS support, so I now have feeds of the Laughing Squid blog, Squid List and my Flickr photostream loading into my Tribe page. If you don’t run an external blog, no problem, you can start your own using Tribe’s new blogging module. Another new feature is that member profiles will now have the ability to have custom URLs. Now you can instantly create your own website using Tribe with minimal effort. Kudos to Elliot, Gary, and the rest of the Tribe design and development team.

To celebrate Tribe25, Tribe is throwing a party on Thursday, June 30th at 1015 Folsom in San Francisco starting at 7:30pm. Admission is free for Tribe members and it’s free to join Tribe. One of the performers at this event will be Laughing Squid favorite and fellow Tribe25’er Will Franken, who is without a doubt one of San Francisco’s most hilarious performers.

Scott Beale
Scott Beale

Scott Beale is the founder of Laughing Squid and is based in New York City. When not running the blog, Scott can be found posting on Threads and sharing photos on Instagram.