The very cool natural-language search startup Powerset, home to renowned Rails programmers Josh Susser and Kevin Clark, sent me an invite the other day to something called Powerlabs.
So I clicked the link and got a page saying thanks for your interest, tons of people are fascinated by Powerlabs, but if you give us your name, we'll send you an invite.
So I scratched my head a bit, filled in my name, and got another e-mail about ten minutes ago. They said that rather than send a long e-mail, they'd made a short screencast. I thought, ah ha, this is a good thing. I've blogged many times about how I like screencasts and about specific screencasts I like. So I click the link and get a page on YouTube explaining that the video is private and I need to accept the invitation to join the friends list of the video's creator.
But there's no such invitation in my YouTube inbox; they didn't even ask for my YouTube identity.
So, as cool as Powerset is, I have to say, they're a bit confused here.
Update: got the correct link in another e-mail. Now less confused.