Zude, the drag and drop social networking site is back up and running in a private beta. It reminds me of Vox in some ways but less blog focussed and much more flexible.

Initial impressions are quite favourable but they’ll have to work on the interface before it takes off. It’s quite hard to manipulate your profile and, though the end result is like everything you wanted to be able to do with myspace but couldn’t, you really have to go through the tutuorial to find out how it works.

Despite having an entirely different propostion I think it could also struggle in the shadow of the (relatively) recently widgetised facebook.

Anyway, I’ve set up a very basic profile so if you’re interested, have a click around, it’s a promising platform.