MOG is a social networking site for the music enthusiast. It connects music lovers with the similar musical tastes with new music and other users. With music as the focus, MOG users can customize a personal page similar to the way TagWorld or MySpace offers personal pages.
MOG allows users to select between automated and manually filled content widgets which can be easily selected and positioned to customize a personal page. The automated widgets include items that are driven by your contacts in the network while others sync up with a desktop application called MOG-O-MATIC. MOG-O-MATIC can be installed to keep track of which music you have been listening to on your iPod or desktop and automatically publish it to your music site. At first, I was a little leery that MOG-O-MATIC might be some sort of adware or spyware but after reading additional details from the MOG site I decided to have some faith in the application. I was pleased to see the configuration controls that are in place to control MOG-O-MATIC. It forces a user to control the configure by selecting where the application should search the system for music thus eliminating my initial privacy concerns.
I set-up a MOG page here. The site produces RSS feeds for the MOG post which are basically blog posts and for the vital signs section of the site. The MOG-O-MATIC widget which should update as I listen to various tracks via my iPod and displays it on the page and in a widget that can be placed on another site in the rail like one shown above.
In summary, MOG connects people through music. Its most interesting feature is the MOG-O-MATIC application that tracks music that is played on you iPod and desktop and repositions it on your personal page, MySpace account or blog. I am not really sure how MOG's tagline, "Because the web mostly sucks" relates to the social network unless it is a snarky way of saying MOG is better than the rest of the web. Nonetheless, music lovers should check MOG out.