Only two months behind its original schedule, a beta version of Wirehog has arrived. Taking a leaf out of Google's book, the beta is invite-only. Based on my experiences with Gmail and Orkut, this means I will not get invited for several months, by which time everyone and their dog will have an account.
Zuckerberg said advertisements on thefacebook.com would pay for Wirehog. He said Wirehog would likely feature some sort of advertising in the future but will remain ad-free for now.
Wirehog has the ability to automatically update itself by receiving new code from us as we release it. We use private key encryption to ensure that all updates come directly from Wirehog and are not tampered with by a third party.