Final Fantasy XIV Lodestone Started Beta Test
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn started the Beta Test of Lodestone, which is a combination community site and data aggregator. Currently, there are some system issues of Lodestone, for instance, delay in incorporation character data.
However, many features are available upon logging in as well as without logging in: character blogs; linkshells; free company; character search; linkshell search.
Final Fantasy XIV is now in its 3rd phase of beta test. It will come out on PC and PlayStation 3 on 27th August 2013. Its PlayStation 4 version is due out in 2014.
Source: Final Fantasy XIV News