Do you play Spore or Little Big Planet? Friend me!

My Spore thingThanks to the MacArthur Foundation's collaboration with EA and Sony for the Digital Media and Learning Competition, I have been learning more about the games Little Big Planet (on PS3) and Spore: Galactic Adventures (on Mac or Windows).

I haven't had as much time as I'd like to play them (of course) but I have been dipping my toe in the water. In Spore I have graduated from the primordial ooze on up to "creature stage," and in LBP I have been exploring The Savannah and unlocked the tools to make my own "level" in the game. Ruby G

Being the social network junkie that I am, one of the features I tend to check out first are the profiles and friends. But sadly, I don't have any friends on either network! If you play one of these games, would you friend me up? I'm using my standard handle rubyji in both My Spore and the the PlayStation network.

Also, what are your favorite sources of information about these games and communities of game players? I ask for myself, but also because I am reaching out to LBP and Spore players around the competition to let them know they can submit content they make (or plan to make) in these games for awards of up to $50,000! Please pass on the web site DMLcompetition.net to people who might be interested, and/or tell me where to follow up.