Me.dium has been pushing the boundaries of the web ever since it started its beta release earlier this year. I first found it through the podcast Tiki Bar Tv when Dr. Tiki sent an invitation through the tiki bar facebook group to come and hang out and chat during the next episode premiere. Now they are hosting RockMe which they are dubbing the online mosh pit.
Me.dium is unlike other social networks. It exists in the sidebar of your browser (firefox or internet explorer). There you can see a visualization of where you friends are on the web and chat with any number of users. While you go from site to site a link below your name changes letting people know where you are and likewise you can see what site your friends are on. By clicking on your friends you go to the site they are looking at. It makes sharing new sites more interactive.
This is where Tiki Bar Tv excels because fans of the show can chat with other fans and stars of the show while everybody watches together.
I can see RockMe accomplishing a similar task by music fans sharing their favorite music and videos along with talking to musicians. The whole thing is hosted by Rose Hill Drive and features the Willowz, Gosling, Jeffrey Lewis, the Fiery Furnaces, and last but not least J. Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. will be showing up on the 22nd. It lasts from Sept. 18 – 24 so go on over to Me.dium and check it out.