Welcome Dahlings to the special, ultra sensitive, invisible world of the Beta testers. You have been selected, selected to take a trip, a magical trip with all the thrills, chills and spills of a carnival ride.
First things first, keep an eye out for your Official Newsvine Crown/Tuxedo or Tiara/Gown ensemble that will be coming soon to your house through the mail. Sorry green is all they come in so I hope you look good in green. It really shows off my blue eyes.
You also will receive a decoder ring, a million pennies in your Pay Pal account and a card that will get you one free ride on the New York Subway. (Midnight to 7 AM only) and an Official autographed portrait of Tyler or Sally (sorry, only one Moderator per customer).
Those of you who want to be cheerleaders for all things beta will also receive pom poms (one green, one white), a button that says "elitist", and you can now post comments that are smug and smarmy without ever getting deleted. The best elitist will eventually receive scorn, derision and an all expense paid trip to visit Newsvine out there some where in an office. Yep, Tyler and Sally are real people and will wine you and dine you for 12 whole days, just watch Sally's dogs don't pee on your leg. Sorry no hotel reservations will come with the package but they do have a nice walk in closet you can use during your stay. (oh yeah, they may put you to work too so stay busy sight seeing till diner time.)
Now check out every little button, play with your nations, think about what you like and what you don't like and e-mail bug reports like crazy.
You can toggle back and forth from beta to classic, pull your hair out at the glitches , write articles or seed anything as usual, publish photos and videos and just see how the whole new vine thing works.
Oh yeah, it's all secret, so shhhhhhhhh.