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Invitation to Joost

I'm a user of the Joost beta best and have currently one free beta invite that I can freely give away to one of my readers. To make it fair for everyone I have decided to select one of the readers who replies to this thread today. This ensures that everyone has the same chance to win the Joost beta invitation.

I will be getting more invites as the Joost beta progresses and will give them away as well.You are probably wondering about Joost and what it is all about before you decide whether you want to participate or not.

Joost is a new service on the Internet that aims to provide you with a better-than-TV experience on the Internet. You download their client to watch the shows that they offer using a broadband internet connection. The main advantage over television is the fact that it is more interactive as it integrates features such as search, discussion and chat or show ratings right on the screen.

Video Playback is done in full screen which looks ok. It is definitely not HD quality but the quality is good enough to enjoy the movie.

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The current list of programs and shows is rather small which can surely be attributed to the ongoing beta test which does not require access to the latest TV shows. You get to see some documentations, sports and game shows which is a good start but can be viewed elsewhere on the internet as well.

I wish everyone best of luck, may the luckiest one win the beta invitation ;)

Update: Well this post has been covered by Technoratis Buzz TV, check it out if you like. Thanks Aaron for the coverage and the reminder by email.

Update 2: Joost has been taken offline for now, neither the TV client nor the website are functional right now. There is still a slight chance that it will come back at a later time as the site operators published on their site that the service has been paused and not completely abandoned.

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  1. Skaaven said on March 1, 2007 at 11:05 am
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    Full screen streaming video? Uuaahh, I need to try that!! :-D

  2. CHR said on March 1, 2007 at 11:58 am
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    Well, what can I say, Joost seems quite interesting. Worth a try, I guess. In other words: I just need that invitation!

  3. runge said on March 1, 2007 at 11:58 am
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    This looks very nice! Especially because i have no TV in my student residence at the moment. I can’t wait to try it.

  4. ktolis said on March 1, 2007 at 12:24 pm
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    I wish it plays well on my iBook G4 :(

  5. Phen said on March 1, 2007 at 12:34 pm
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    I’ll trade you this for an oil massage at my spa in Bangkok

  6. Aivo said on March 1, 2007 at 12:49 pm
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    I’ve used TVUplayer for a little while now, but this it does lack any real features I’d like to see in a broadband TV program. Count me in though.

  7. Rafik said on March 1, 2007 at 1:37 pm
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    I’d be honored to accept the invite :) I am just a poor medical student at the moment anyways.

  8. Jan-Helge said on March 1, 2007 at 3:18 pm
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    Hi, been reading your blog for some time, always interesting. And Joost is something I’d really like to try out, so let’s see if I get lucky :)

  9. Eric said on March 1, 2007 at 3:35 pm
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    *throws hat in ring for the invite*
    Could this be the next GMail “I Need An Invite” fad?
    *checks eBay*

  10. Kanchi_r0b0t said on March 1, 2007 at 3:41 pm
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    Just signed up for the beta. This seems like it could be a really good service.

  11. shanyz said on March 1, 2007 at 3:48 pm
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    Luck and Me?? nah..
    anyways as usual lets try. I can only thank you if i could have an invite.

  12. Dunhill said on March 1, 2007 at 4:59 pm
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    I would like an invite to try it from Cape Town. Is it bandwidth friendly? We live with an ADSL cap of 3GB!

  13. wile_coyote7 said on March 1, 2007 at 5:09 pm
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    Me! Me! Ooh Ooh, pick Me! Me! Me! Me! Me! Me! Me!

    If you want.

    :)

  14. Benamed said on March 1, 2007 at 5:49 pm
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    I’m sure i’m going to like this service. It would be nice if I could test it also :)

  15. Roel said on March 1, 2007 at 6:24 pm
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    I’ve signed up for the beta a while ago, but it could take a long time before I get an invitation. Maybe this is a quicker way :)

  16. bill said on March 1, 2007 at 6:28 pm
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    please allow me to use this beta. If I get any invites to give away I’ll give them back to the readers here.

  17. Max said on March 1, 2007 at 7:20 pm
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    I would like an invite please.

  18. Lyle said on March 1, 2007 at 7:27 pm
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    Count me in too! I’ve been wanting to check this out for a while now. Canceled Dish a long time ago as I end up playing WoW more often than not, but missing the tube a bit…

  19. RobertC said on March 1, 2007 at 7:56 pm
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    I just got out of Military training and being shipped to Iraq, this would be reallly useful.. Pick Mmmmeeeee

  20. Andre said on March 1, 2007 at 8:07 pm
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    I signed for beta a while ago and still nothing….. Hook it UP!!!! Thanks….:)

  21. Andre said on March 1, 2007 at 8:12 pm
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    Ok, if you get joost you can invite 1 person right?? We could mutually help on another in this list, you give it to me, i give for the person above me, and so on…. JOOST DO IT!!!!

  22. runge said on March 1, 2007 at 8:54 pm
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    If you really get an invitation possibility as soon as you are a beta tester it would be a good idea to go down the list if everybody helps!

  23. waldwicht said on March 1, 2007 at 9:06 pm
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    Joost is very cool, but it needs some more content. I dont want any music videos on Joost. I like the “Strongman” channel.

  24. irish said on March 2, 2007 at 12:31 am
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    I too signed up to be part of beta testing but have never been sent an invite. As a few in this thread have said, once one of us gets an invite we pass them on to each other here!
    Joost looks like it could be a great new application and when you do give it a run, let us know what it’s like for those of us who are not so lucky to get a chance to beta test it.

  25. KsE said on March 2, 2007 at 1:38 am
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    Looks nice, wouldnt mind trying it. Thanks for the offer.

  26. parikrama said on March 2, 2007 at 11:17 am
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    Hi
    Joost…That sounds like something i will need to boost my online viewing.
    Sounds interesting though..
    Bye
    PK

  27. Nick said on March 2, 2007 at 12:44 pm
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    A chance for the invitation?!?

  28. Martin said on March 2, 2007 at 7:22 pm
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    Dunhill, you are the winner. I’m going to sent the invitation to your email address. It would be nice if you could use possible invites to invite other members as well.

    Let me know if you can spare any and I give you a new email address that should be invited.

  29. Dan said on March 3, 2007 at 2:22 pm
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    I’d like one too…
    Thanks.

  30. joe said on March 3, 2007 at 8:44 pm
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    well,you never know if you never try.Please count me in receiving this invite.joe

  31. Dunhill said on March 5, 2007 at 11:42 am
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    Martin, thanks for the the invitation. I will write an short article about it later this month.

    I don’t have invitations yet, but I will let you know when I revieve one.

    Frans

  32. IMRAN ISHAQUE said on March 8, 2007 at 6:54 pm
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    I think I am the lucky 1 ;)

  33. Leonard L. Seidl said on March 9, 2007 at 5:38 pm
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    Please! ! need invite
    Thank you

  34. 85thor said on March 10, 2007 at 8:04 pm
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    I really would appreciate an invite to Joost! TIA 85thor@gmail.com

  35. CCM said on March 11, 2007 at 5:32 am
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    I would also really appreciate an invitation to Joost.
    I have signed up and still waiting.
    I would be a great tester :) sju2005@gmail.com

  36. Harry Solsem said on March 11, 2007 at 6:42 pm
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    If I’m not to late (probably am but) me please ;-)

    Cheers

    Harry

  37. wes said on March 13, 2007 at 3:29 am
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    I would like an invitation to Joost!
    :)

  38. Juhani said on March 13, 2007 at 10:07 am
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    I would die for invitation :)

  39. Silus said on March 16, 2007 at 2:50 am
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    I really would like to have this invitation. Could give me a favor? If someone does this, I am feeling very high.

    My E-mail address is kirina70@gmail.com

  40. Nickson said on March 18, 2007 at 10:54 am
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    Hi,i would really like to try joost,sounds interesting,Thanks in Advance

  41. Pouria said on March 24, 2007 at 11:05 pm
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    Hi, I’ve been looking for a Joost invite for about a month now… I’m willing to pay you $10USD (paypal) for it, as long as it’s not expired. (I’ve heard rumors that all invites are expired as of March 23, and won’t be distributed again until the public release)

  42. 85thor said on March 25, 2007 at 10:26 pm
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    As of now all invites are gone. BUT, they are saying soon a new offering is coming.

  43. dumon said on March 29, 2007 at 6:13 pm
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    Я хотел бы приглашение к Joost!

    dumon[at]bluebottle[dot]com

  44. musum said on April 2, 2007 at 9:51 am
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    cud u please send me an invit for the same ?

    i wud b highly thankful to u if u cud do so

    my mail id :- msum2005@gmail.com

  45. kafui said on April 3, 2007 at 4:49 pm
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    for an invite please
    kafui_akpokavie@hotmail.com

  46. Brian said on April 4, 2007 at 10:32 pm
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    Please send me joost invite!
    Thanks….
    briand6@hotmail.com

  47. johntash said on April 6, 2007 at 6:25 am
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    I just got invited into the beta today. Haven’t really had much of a chance to play with it, but it seems cool.

  48. Justin said on April 8, 2007 at 7:00 pm
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    joostplz1969[] at [[gmail.com]]

    I will send out my invites to others to pay it forward … can someone please send me one

  49. 85thor said on April 9, 2007 at 1:48 am
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    I have 5 invites. Email me a first and last name and your email to get one. Only 5, first 5. Will post when they are gone.

  50. 85thor said on April 9, 2007 at 1:51 am
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    Email me at 85thor@gmail.com
    Only 5, first 5 will get one.

  51. JeDi-CrisS said on April 9, 2007 at 9:32 pm
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    please send me an invitation please jedicriss@gmail.com

  52. johntash said on April 19, 2007 at 1:22 am
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    I have 5 invites to send to other people for Joost now. Let me know who else wants one that hasn’t yet

  53. Arleen said on April 27, 2007 at 7:18 pm
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    Can i try it please?

    I love entertainment and I love singing too.

    Let me know if you can still invite me.

  54. ali khalifa said on April 30, 2007 at 9:41 am
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    Please Please Please Please Please Please invite me to joost

  55. 85thor said on April 30, 2007 at 5:40 pm
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    I do have several invites left. The only way it is done is through them. I give them a first and last name and email. They will email you the invite. First 2 emails I receive with the needed info, I will send it to Joost.
    My email is: 85thor@gmail.com

  56. alex said on May 2, 2007 at 5:43 pm
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    I’d be honored to accept the invite please.

    here’s my mail – alexander9999@gmail.com

    thanks

  57. bigdamian said on May 2, 2007 at 6:02 pm
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    hello frends, please send me invite
    bigdamian@poczta.fm

  58. Martin said on May 3, 2007 at 8:08 am
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    Wow, everyone got their invite as of now. It took some time to invite each one on this list because the way to invite users is inside the software and not a website.

  59. courtinfroggy said on May 3, 2007 at 3:59 pm
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    I like stuff…Where’s my stuff?

  60. malko said on May 3, 2007 at 11:34 pm
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    hey .. plz anybody could send me joost invistation plz
    at msmtm@hotmail.com
    thnx

  61. faisal said on May 4, 2007 at 4:52 pm
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    Hi … I might be bit late to ask for joost invitation but I only would say that if I were you, i would ask for joost invitation and then invite someone from this site. So that we can all eventually invite each other and as a result everyone in this site would have invitation.

  62. 85thor said on May 7, 2007 at 6:11 am
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    As before, it takes a first name, last name and an email to receive an invite. Either post it here or send that info to someone offering invites to their email. arty85@gmail.com

  63. Piotr Kolbert said on May 12, 2007 at 5:42 am
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    Hello, I would like to try joost. Please send me an invitation to piotrkolbert@hotmail.com ,Thanks.

  64. kostas said on May 13, 2007 at 11:13 am
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    please please one invitation for me i have tried everywere.i’ll do anything!!!!!!!!!!!Tell me what’s your bride

  65. 85thor said on May 14, 2007 at 8:44 am
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    kostas (Only one name?)

    As before, it takes a first name, last name and an email to receive an invite. Either post it here or send that info to someone offering invites to their email. arty85@gmail.com

    Have sent invites to all of those who have given me their info.

  66. johnnymickey said on May 18, 2007 at 1:01 pm
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    Hi, I’m probably way too late for that invite to joost. But you said there would be more later?
    There is an old Irish proverb that “sometimes the late hound can be luckey”

  67. rosaura serramalera said on May 19, 2007 at 1:58 pm
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    I would like to try it too !! Thanks a lot

  68. Martin said on May 19, 2007 at 2:47 pm
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    All invites have been send out, enjoy

  69. 85thor said on May 19, 2007 at 4:49 pm
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    As before, it takes a First Name, Last Name and an Email Address to receive an invite. Either post that info here or send that info to someone offering invites to their email. My email is: arty85@gmail.com
    Among those I have sent invites to here are: Threet, Clark, Smith, Hardister, Zimmer, Weaver, Marshall, Silva, Khalifa, Murad, and Kolbert who posted their info here or sent an email to me with it. First name, last name and your email are required.

  70. Max said on May 23, 2007 at 4:17 pm
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    I think at this late date, all i could hope for is to ask for a connection to the winning applicant to see if they are going to ‘Pay It Forward.’

    Great idea you had here!

    PAX,
    =max=

  71. Tom Fanato said on May 29, 2007 at 3:48 pm
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    Hey, kind soul,

    if possible. can u invite me in JOOST?

    i pretty pretty need it.

  72. 85thor said on May 29, 2007 at 7:35 pm
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    Tom Fanato
    Please read in above posts what is needed to be sent an invite. Anyone wanting an invite needs to give a first and last name and an email. Post here or send that info to my email or anyone else offering invites. Invites are sent by email. My email is posted in above posts.

  73. nino said on May 30, 2007 at 6:35 am
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    hey would u send me a joost invitation? will appreciated..oxox

    email: golesorkh878@yahoo.com

  74. nino said on May 30, 2007 at 6:36 am
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    first name: Nino
    Last Name: Joon

    Email: golesorkh878@yahoo.com

  75. Ges said on June 1, 2007 at 11:32 am
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    Please invite me to Joost.

  76. Ges said on June 1, 2007 at 11:32 am
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    Please invite me to Joost.
    Email : ges8888@gmail.com

  77. tianbin said on June 2, 2007 at 2:03 pm
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    i m using mac. will joost working for me.. would u be kind enough to send me one to test.

  78. Christian said on June 2, 2007 at 4:51 pm
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    Hi there,

    I would like to experience Joost. Could anyone here kindly send me an invite? My email address is whitevox2000@yahoo.co.uk

    thanks in advance!

    Christian

  79. 85thor said on June 3, 2007 at 8:36 am
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    As before, it takes a FIRST name, LAST name and an EMAIL to receive an invite. Either post it here or send that info to someone offering invites to their email. arty85@gmail.com

    Have sent invites to all of those who have given me all of their info.

    Such as: John Doe jdoe@email.com
    With just one name or no name and just an email will not work.

    Christian is one name, Ges is one name, Max is one name and rosaura serramalera had no email address. I don’t mind sending the invites but I need all 3 pieces of info in order to do it.

  80. Lenny Houlker said on June 4, 2007 at 11:32 pm
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    I would like an invite to Joost to see what it is about.

    Thanks

    Lenny

  81. Eugene said on June 5, 2007 at 4:49 am
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    Hi 85thor,

    Could you kindly send me an invite for Joost?
    Would greatly appreciate your effort. Many many thanks. :)

    My details as below:
    First name: Eugene
    Last name: Teo
    Email address: teoy0012@ntu.edu.sg

    Best Regards,
    Eugene

  82. kader83 said on June 5, 2007 at 2:13 pm
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    i’d like to get invitation to use joost bcz it looks like amazing than yourtube and other programs that i have seen
    this’s my e mail adress
    aek83_doui@hotmail.fr
    and i’ll try to tell my friends about joost and give them invitation too if i know how to do it

  83. Jodog78 said on June 5, 2007 at 10:12 pm
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    May I have an Invite to Joost

    Juan Miller Jodog78@yahoo.com

  84. Bran said on June 14, 2007 at 12:48 am
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    Can someone please send me an invite?

    Branden Ward
    bran_05@hotmail.com

  85. Vernan said on June 17, 2007 at 9:49 am
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    Would love an invitation. Thanks in advance!

  86. sergio said on June 23, 2007 at 7:24 am
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    Could you invite me to the Joost beta? PLEASE

  87. Jeroen said on June 26, 2007 at 7:42 am
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    Could you invite me too, I know it’s way late – but I live in Blegium and it’s real hard to find a guy…

    Thx a million,

    J.

  88. Vassilis Vassiliadis said on June 26, 2007 at 9:25 pm
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    pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeee invite me also !!!!

    Many thanks

  89. Jeroen said on June 26, 2007 at 9:58 pm
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    and I just realised that we can do it ourselves… YOU CAN DO IT YOURSELF!

  90. Chris said on June 28, 2007 at 5:23 am
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    Pleeeaaaase,
    I really need to try that Joost thing. Would love an invitation to try it here, in Brazil !

  91. havron said on June 28, 2007 at 12:19 pm
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    Could you invite me too, it’s way late – but I live in Lebanon and it’s real hard to get

  92. Andrew Cheah said on June 29, 2007 at 3:24 am
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    Hi
    I would like to have an invitation to join joost.
    Thank you.
    andrew

  93. christopher said on July 5, 2007 at 10:28 pm
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    hi,
    i would love to try joost, thanks
    chris

  94. Shah said on July 6, 2007 at 10:44 am
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    Please invite me. I wish to try the online tv.

    Thank’s

  95. Azmi said on July 7, 2007 at 1:47 am
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    Please invite me. I wish to try the online tv.

  96. Tom said on August 14, 2007 at 8:56 pm
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    Please send me an invitation!!!

  97. hernan said on August 27, 2007 at 7:09 pm
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    PLEASE send me an invitation! I really want to try joost.

  98. Alejandra said on August 27, 2007 at 7:18 pm
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    PLEASE send me an invitation to join joost! I would really like to try it!

  99. husam said on September 16, 2007 at 1:23 pm
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    Hi
    I would like to have an invitation to join joost.

    or tell me what i can do to get this invitation

    i will be graetfull
    Thank you.

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