The first time I met Ed Sussman, the president of Mansueto Digital, which runs FastCompany and Inc. magazines, he was quick to whip open a laptop and show me a closed beta version of it's new site that went into public beta this morning. He was quick to point out bugs that needed to be fixed and he dwelled upon the social networking aspects of the site like any startup team member.
Ed's Demo revealed to me a good deal about who he is and what they are trying to build at FastCompany and it immediately convinced me that I would be crazy to pass up a chance to join the team that Scoble had joined a day or two before.
The new site seems to me to be a clean and easy to navigate even though there's a whole lot there. What I think is most significant is that it is the most interactive of sites from a major media company. I can't wait for the online video component to go live on March 3, so that I can be a part of this.
Mranwhile, go over and take a look. Tell me or tell them what you think. Tell them how they can make it better. The more advice we get from your kind of crowd, the better FastCompany will become.