Butterfield working on a Tiny Speck

In June of last year, Flickr founders and husband/wife team Stewart Butterfield and Caterina Fake left Yahoo to pursue other interests. It didn’t take long for Fake to pop-up in New York with a new project but Butterfield has been stealthy for awhile. Until now.

Butterfield sent out a tweet last night announcing that he is hiring in Vancouver for his new startup called Tiny Speck.

The job description for the Creative Production Team Lead position includes an intro which still keeps the Tiny Speck project suitably vague – “We’re a new company, founded by four core members of the original team behind Flickr.”

The folks over at TechCrunch are throwing out guesses but nobody seems to know much.

So what is Tiny Speck all about? That is still not entirely clear. The word on the street has been that it’s some kind of new social gaming endeavor, but all they’ll say on the site is “We are working on something huge and fun and we need help.”

And the main page doesn’t offer much help either. On it you’ll find the words, “O, wonder! How many goodly creatures are there here! How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world, That has such people in’t!” For the non-English majors, that’s a line from Shakespeare’s The Tempest, which is also the passage that inspired the title of Aldous Huxley’s novel, Brave New World.

Since Butterfield has choosen Vancouver for Tiny Speck’s launch pad, there has got to be a few people sorung town chatting about Tiny Speck’s plans.  so, has anybody heard anything – what is Tiny Speck?