Blogs and Social Networks Reviews

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The “Face” of social networks and blogging sites has shifted drastically since I started this site =) The latest casualty in the Blogs and Social Networks world is MyBlogLog =( The Yahoo social bookmark, twitteresque, feed site that held all your social networking eggs in one place ….. another one bites the dust.

While many of the social network and blog sites are still alive and kicking, sadly, many have gone by the wayside. I have been watching …. rather silently I am afraid, I have enjoyed watching the greats and hopefuls (in the way of  websites) come and try to claim their space =) It seems, Facebook has become the Internets Walmart and shut out the family business so to speak ….. I will leave the info I have posted for history’s sake, but much has changed ….

Look To The Right For The Newest Posts and For Individual Pages On Specific Blogs and Social Networks😉

The explosion of social networks available on the Internet today is quite overwhelming. Which one will suit me? Which one will I enjoy and use and contribute to? These questions and more flood the minds of all Internet users when confronted with the onslaught of choices in the blogs and social networks categories presented for membership.

Most every social network is offered free to become a member, participate in groups and forums, and meet friends and associates. There are status upgrades offered on some sites, but these upgrades are not mandatory to enjoy and offer contributions to the site. You will get a member page to set up a short introduction of yourself, your likes and dislikes and a bit of flare about you.

You decide who gets to view your information from everyone on the net to only a select bunch of friends, you choose how much information is even seen by theses friends if you wish to be anonymous.

Listing the highlights and specialties of each of the social network sites.

The first site in review will be the biggest! MySpace!

Once you have mastered the MySpace environment, you will feel very comfortable exploring the other sites out there. With the 221,000,000 + member sites, the layout choices, music, 43,000,000 + groups, 22 major forum topics with numerous minor topics, multi category classified section, colors, flavors, sights, and sounds, I would call MySpace the New York City of social networks equipped with Manhattan, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Harlem, and Queens. Each with their own flare for expression, it is all a mix of cultures and preferences with close knit sub-communities linked to the masses.

An eclectic adventure awaits beyond the doors of MySpace, I hope to see you there. If you are new to social web sites, check out my article series on “How To MySpace”, these will get you started.

MySpace Wavecritter

For More On MySpace How To Visit These Posts

How To Get Started At MySpace Part 1

How To Get Started At MySpace Part 2

How To Get Started At MySpace Part 3

How To Spice Up Your MySpace Page

Have you had a chance to visit Tagged yet?

This is a fun and relatively easy site to get started on. Everything seems to be in “fast mode” here. You quickly choose your profile background, requesting friends is a breeze, write in your journal, add a You Tube video, photos, all the perks of the “big guys” just in speedy mode. You can have fun with your friends and send them “Tags”…they’re it! A great site to make some awesome friends. Put up your mEgo here to add a bit of your artistic side to the mix. Let’s say Tagged is like the Metro in Chicago….. There’s always something happening. Sometimes at Tagged, there may be “not for younger eyes” viewing, so keep that in mind while you surf around😉

Tagged Wavecritter

I did a bit of a segway into mEgo there, so I thought we could visit their site next. mEgo is your interactive, portable profile to create and enjoy on sites like Live Journal, FaceBook, MySpace, Xanga, Hi5, Blogger, BlackPlanet, and more. All in One, interactive, and portable, what more could you want in a profile organizer? Change your look with photos, avatars, and animations. Equip your mEgo with feeds and content to share a bit of yourself with your web friends. We’ll call mEgo the Italy of the social network world.

Stephanie Haile aka Wavecritter

Mego Wavecritter

I thought we take a walk over to the business district of Wall Street and visit Direct Matches. Welcome to the Internets 24 hour convention. This is a brilliant site where business men and women can meet, network, and create long standing relationships. The center stage is strictly business, with a backdrop of a welcoming, comfortable coffee shop. Enjoyable atmosphere in a bustling district.

DirectMatches

Time for a visit to music central, Project Playlist. We’ll liken this to Beale Street, Memphis. Get the “Music Buzz”, search for tunes by artist, title, or browse member playlists. Their mission statement conveys a love and passion for the music industry, “Our view is that the more people share their individual passion for music by sharing playlists, the more music will be created, and the more the entire music industry will grow.” Read More… About Project Playlist

Stephanie Haile aka Wavecritter

Project Playlist

Stopping off in Colorado ski country, we come to Twitter. Twitter is a cool little break off the beaten path. A vacation of sorts with findings and followings, word bubbles and blurbs, featured players and a public timeline. I’ve been told that Twitter is even more fun when used through your mobile phone or instant messenging service. Take a glide down the slopes of Twitter and set yours up. Turn it “on” press send and “off” when you sleep.

Twitter Wavecritter

Giving kudo’s where deserved and bringing up a very close, prominent second place in the blogs and social networks community is Facebook. A Harvard castle of a maze where around every corridor there is a surprise and a new friend. If you’ve ever taken a look at a map of Cambridge, MA., the hub of Harvard sits in the center of spokes and avenues of discovery. Such is the life of Facebook while you poke, smile at, or give gifts to your network. Check events, groups, photos, and the marketplace while discovering a space on the web to get lost and discover yourself.

Facebook Wavecritter

View The Facebook How To Video

Want to realize the meaning of hospitality? Visit Lucy over at Meez. Lucy, with her Audrey Hepburn shine, sets the stage for wardrobe occasions and by creating your own 3D Meez, you can follow suit (or choose your own suit:). Export, create, and animate to mirror your personality or one you want to be. Roscoe will gladly be there whenever you need technical support and is quick to act. Get coinz for premium gear by playing games and referring friends. There’s a forum for fun, fashion, and showing off your Meez. Stop by the Rodeo Drive of the Internet. What does your Meez say about you?

Meez Wavecritter

Having found Meez through Photobucket, I found it fitting to stroll through the paparazzi playhouse of La Dolce Vita along the coast of the Ionian Sea. Photobucket, where 60 million people manage their media, upload videos and photo memories, sharing everywhere from MySpace and e-mail, to Blogger, LiveJournal, and Facebook. Find MySpace icons, popular photos and videos, and other cool and crazy stuff. Enjoy and recreate new visions on Photobucket. Take time to “Digg” someones impressions.

Photobucket Wavecritter

Another segway? Isn’t our journey going smoothly through the travels of blogs and social networks? Time to venture into the information highway of World News that is Atlanta, Georgia. All news, videos, images, and podcasts. To Digg or not to Digg, that is the question here. Come to a Digg Town Hall Meeting, the very first on February 25th, 2008, to get what’s happening. Can you Digg it?

Stephanie Haile aka Wavecritter

Digg Wavecritter

Time for a visit to the Alexandria of blogs and social networks, Vox! The brilliance of Vox shimmers across the net with it’s outspoken writers. And like the town that stretches twenty miles along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, Vox is known for it’s own wonders of the social networking world. Explore it’s wonders of culture, entertainment, technology, music, life, and politics. Get involved with a group and construct your own “Lighthouse” of a profile.

Take on the Library of Congress, B Dalton Bookstores, and more as you take the trek through the novel safari of Shelfari. Share your favorites with the coolest of widgets for your blogs and other web sites as you display them on your own portable book case.

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Shelfari

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80 Comments

  1. Elaine Cooke replied:

    We have one of the best ski hills in British columbia Called Red. It is in Rossland B.C. Just minutes from where I live. Elaine Cooke

  2. Stevie Haile replied:

    Social Networks are a great way to learn HTML code and meet some great people!

  3. Elaine Cooke replied:

    Yes if you can advertise on facebook that is definitly a good place to advertise your business.

  4. Elaine Cooke replied:

    That friendswin I’m going to check out when I have more time.

  5. Todd Olsen replied:

    WOW I had no idea there were that many social network places..I could be busy for years Great site Stephanie!!

  6. michael curry replied:

    These are some really helpful tips for people that are new to social networks I really think you are helping alot of people.
    Your Friend
    Michael Curry – google me

  7. Wayne Kuphal replied:

    I have always like the picture at top of page — the aerial view of the landscaped greenery where the clouds and skies seem to touch the greenery.

  8. Daniel replied:

    The wave of web 2.0 (social sites, blog, etc.) is astounding, and the impact of it’s popularity is yet to be seen.
    The problem I have with them is, “Where do I find the time?”
    Maybe I am socially deficet.
    Great post Steph.

  9. Daniel replied:

    I thought I left a response to his post, but I didn’t see it, so here goes;
    GREAT BLOG!

  10. Elaine Cooke replied:

    Great Blog Stephanie, I’ll have to take some time and talk to you about this .Talk to you later

  11. Kurt Mitchell replied:

    Oh my……….Steff. You gave me enough social sites to occupy hours and hours of surfing!!Thanks.

    Kurt Mitchell

  12. Elaine Cooke replied:

    Great video on Surfin The Net, Stephanie. You can add my blog to your web-site here if you like. http://www.GetHealthyMakingMoney.com

  13. WallaceHaile replied:

    Brilliant, but so many..and there is prob many to come…

  14. John Raines replied:

    Great wow you know so much thanks for the breakdown on these social networks = John Raines Google Me

  15. Elaine Cooke replied:

    Nice article on Friendswin.

  16. Francis Tay replied:

    WOW, you certainly have such awesome informations about the social networks.
    Francis Tay
    http://www.googleustoday.com

  17. Gerhard Kaiser replied:

    Thanks Stefanie for all informations about social network sites…much to do….
    Greeetings from Germany!
    Gerhard Kaiser

  18. John replied:

    While reading this article, and I was struck that it probably was relevant to a social networking site, HumanBook, which has over 250 million profiles of people, including you, your friends, classmates and relatives.

    The HumanBook is a mutually managed people directory. People list their own real-life connections, and other connections they have awareness of, to create a lifelong network. The network houses the connections, and then the collaboratively updated address book nurtures them, assuring that they need never be lost. HumanBook is the tool that will allow you to cherish and sustain all of the connections of your whole life. So if you’re interested, go to http://www.HumanBook.com and find your profile today!

  19. Carole replied:

    Nice write ups. Give me an idea about different sites I might be interested in visiting. Especially nice write up about Friendswin.

  20. frankie replied:

    Hi
    I also didn’t realise there were so many social networking sites out there, I feel like I hardly have to time to post to one lol.
    I also am trying to understand it all as well.
    I work 6 days a week at the moment so on my one day off tagging, widgets and rss feeds just aren’t comprehending.
    If there is an easy manual to learn this and simple step by step instructions would you let me know where.
    Thanks from tired and non compus mentis lol
    frankie

  21. Elaine Cooke replied:

    Thanks for the tips on Meez. now I know how to get points for meez to buy those costumes I like. Elaine cooke

  22. Dalton Haile replied:

    Mego is fairly cool and I am on twitter and MySpace too

  23. michael jackson replied:

    Hi Stephanie
    Gret article on social networks,plan on joining more of these myself.

  24. michael curry replied:

    Tagged is a great social network and It is growing by the hour….

  25. Bob Caine replied:

    So much to learn, so little time. With your help we will get there. Thanks

  26. Dwayne W Petersen replied:

    Hi Steph. good info here. Thanks

  27. Gerhard Kaiser replied:

    Wow Stephanie, much to do….
    So many Social Networks….I will sign up of the most….
    Gerhard Kaiser – Google me
    http://askgerhard-kaiser.blogspot.com

  28. A J Gardner replied:

    Hi great blog and so much infromation. Social networking is where it at.

    A J Gardner Google Me

  29. Elaine Cooke replied:

    Great we-page, Stephanie. I sure need more time to get into some of this stuff. Loving it though. Elaine Cooke

  30. Dr Robin Rushlo replied:

    Great place to review a social and business networking site
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    Thanks
    Dr Robin
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  31. Rhonda Olin replied:

    Steff – you’ve got a lot of great information. This will definitely be a blog I’ll return to.

    Rhonda Olin – Google Me
    http://askrhondaolin.blogspot.com

  32. gia2054 replied:

    Great content!🙂

    Gwendolyn Allen “Google Me” aka Gia

  33. wavecritter replied:

    Love That Twitter!

  34. Elaine Cooke replied:

    Thanks for posting That Banner for me, Stephanie. Love Elaine

  35. Nancy Nye aka KannDoGirl replied:

    Thanks Stephanie. This is the first time I have been here, and I will be back!! Lots of great info for the ‘sponge’.

  36. Rhonda Olin replied:

    Steff – so much information – still lots to learn. Thanks for your help.

    Rhonda Olin – Google Me
    http://askrhondaolin.blogspot.com

  37. C Martin replied:

    Hi,

    consider this one as well: http://www.garlicoon.com – The Network for Good Food.

    Hungry? Sign Up and Start Using Garlicoon – The Network For Good Food!

    Thanks

  38. Stephanie Haile replied:

    Thanks for the love😉

  39. Rhonda Olin replied:

    Steff, you are so welcome.

  40. Bryan replied:

    There are now thousands of social networks that cater to a whole variety of subjects. These smaller, focused sites allow users to connect with like-minded people and give advertisers targeted demographics. Niche social networks are also good for marketers who have a product or service they want to promote that relates to a particular interest. A good place to find such sites is a search engine that caters specifically to social networks such as http://findasocialnetwork.com

  41. Silvia Richardson replied:

    Wow – like a never ending story… so many sites to check out … so little time. Oustanding Steff.
    Yes you are brilliant!🙂

  42. Gerhard Kaiser replied:

    Hi Steff, Social Networks and blogs are a great way to learn more about and meet some great people like you!
    Gerhard Kaiser – Google me

  43. mike jackaon replied:

    Hi Stephanie Nice article,a whole lot to learn about some great sites you listed.

  44. Ask Jim Cobb replied:

    I want to thank you for all of your very hard work and dedication. You are the one who keep everyones dreams alive. You really share with everyone the understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. You really have shown that all things are possible for those who believe.

  45. Sile this Millennium replied:

    I want to thank you for all activity in progress our human impetuousnesses in modern spirit tendencies of the age third millennium. I like respondent persons
    for all problems in new world :virtual world ,you are this important person that is implicate with success,BRAVO!!!….

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  47. Scott OBrien replied:

    Wow Stephanie… you are a hard person to keep up with! You inspire me everyday to do just more more thing everyday!

    Check out My VM Team on Squidoo at http://www.Squidoo.com/myvmteam and please add this link to your favorite blog link list.

    Thanks! Scott OBrien – “Google Me”

  48. Marilyn Swanson replied:

    Thank you, Stephanie, for all the great info you provide us with. You motivate me to emulate your success.

    Marilyn Swanson – Google Me

  49. Gerhard Kaiser replied:

    MySpace the New York City of social networks equipped with Manhattan, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Harlem, and Queens. Each with their own flare for expression, it is all a mix of cultures and preferences with close knit sub-communities linked to the masses.
    Awesome, I like it!
    Gerhard Kaiser – Google me

  50. mike jackson replied:

    If you want people to find you get into social networks,I’ve had three friends find me that I haven’t seen in over ten years on facebook alone.These sites are great for advertising your business also.

  51. SparkleTags replied:

    Love your article! Just wanted to add my link here for people to add graphics to comments and nice selection of layouts for Myspace!

    So check it out!

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  52. wavecritter replied:

    Ever since Daniel posted this:

    “The wave of web 2.0 (social sites, blog, etc.) is astounding, and the impact of it’s popularity is yet to be seen.
    The problem I have with them is, “Where do I find the time?”
    Maybe I am socially deficet.
    Great post Steph.”

    I have been working a solution to it all and will have an awesome (well, I think its pretty cool) idea to get your time management in line for all these cool sites🙂 “Where to Find the Time?” Coming soon…

  53. brian replied:

    Stephianie!
    Totally Kewl!

    You have done an Awsome Job!

  54. Douglas Gorden Jr. replied:

    Great blog keep up the good work I will definently add this to my must read website..

  55. mymnAmEta replied:

    Excellent site wavecritter.wordpress.com and I am really pleased to see you have this this post.
    I am crrently working in the south of france looking at property for sale, having fun in the sun and bookmarking everything that I find interesting on the net (including wavecritter.wordpress.com of course !)
    It has taken me literally 2 hours and 25 minutes of searching the web to find you (just kidding!) so I shall be pleased to become a regular visitor from now on🙂

    Thanks

  56. Muddog American replied:

    Using some of these social networks is getting my business more clients. Thanks!

  57. The Freedom Guy replied:

    Tool Cool! Great Info and a Very Nice Looking Page…

  58. M.H replied:

    It is apparent you know the ins and outs of Social networks. Just yesterday I was thinking MySpace was dieing, however after doing some keyword research I discovered it was very much alive. Your post here not only backs that up but brings up hundreds of social network sites that I forgot about!

  59. Page51 replied:

    Plase take a look at new free social network page51.com.

    • wavecritter replied:

      Thanks for letting us know🙂 We will check it out right away =)

      • wavecritter replied:

        well🙂 I am waiting for the confirmation email to join🙂 … hope to get it very soon …

      • Page51 replied:

        Maybe your confirmation in your SpamFolder. Please check it also.

    • page51 replied:

      I think, you have already received your confirmation.

  60. Daniel replied:

    you should add google buzz to the list. it looks very good and behaves like twitter.
    http://yovia.com/blogs/findanyone/2010/02/11/what-is-the-buzz-all-about/

  61. Social Networking Software replied:

    These are excellent tips for those new to the social networking arena. The only additional advice I would add is to make sure you have a game plan before you jump in. Only join the social networking sites where you plan to maintain your profile. Keeping an active profile and engaging with your new online community is the only way to see the real benefits social networking has to offer.

    • wavecritter replied:

      Agreed =) A game plan is quite essential. If you want to get a “feel” for some of the sites but then choose to not stay active on some, choosing to delete them helps your friends find you easier …. good luck!

  62. charu gulati replied:

    hey! i was not aware of this social networking blogs… can any body tell me more about all this blogs….you can mail me on my email I.D that is charu.gulati1@gmail.com

  63. bebenajib replied:

    Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires.

    google

  64. Political Graffiti: The Social Network of Politics replied:

    Great blog! I’ll be checking back. I sometime forget how many social networks are out there.

  65. Therapy Santa Cruz California replied:

    Great blog. I enjoyed reading.

  66. gold games replied:

    Great Info and a Very Nice Looking Page…

  67. visitingcards replied:

    every body using social networking

  68. GADEL replied:

    You’ve got a wonderful blog and general online presence I just Googled you as you recommended on WetPaint and I fount your WordPress blog among others.

    Cheers!

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  71. Kate replied:

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  73. Linda Bertrand replied:

    Very wonderful article! Good thing someone with great brain speaks!

    Check out this good article: http://parentesource.com/2012/01/18/how-to-use-social-media-to-get-closer-to-your-teen/

  74. tinygoesretail replied:

    great post and social networking is very interesting

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