Blogs and Social Networks Social Bookmark Sites

We discussed many of the top Social Bookmark Sites on our Blogs and Social Networks Show Social Bookmarking Sites but here are some details about a scattered few of these Social Bookmark Sites πŸ™‚

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Bloglines.com tracks your favorite news, blogs, weather, and classifieds so you don’t have to πŸ™‚ Beta Bloglines: Read Save Share, All In One Place! And get your favorite web sites and blog articles delivered to you. Available anywhere PC, Mac, Cell Phones, and IPhones. Check out the Bloglines top 1000 which is your guide to the most popular feeds. The Beta Bloglines is cool because you can drag whichever feeds you want on “My Start Page” , whatever you choose to be prominent. Like Google Reader, Bloglines is more for you. But also similar is that Google Readers feed lists can also be shared and viewed by others simply by clicking the share button and/or using their cool Reader Widget that you can place on your personal blogs and sites (which also adds to the fresh content on your blog πŸ˜‰ and Bloglines sharing factor is a link like this one for others to see your personal Bloglines info:

http://www.bloglines.com/blog/Wavecritter

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Newsvine.com is a different sort of Social Bookmark Site. Newsvine really focuses on Headline, interesting “right now” news and articles. Find something great to post to Newsvine via their free to use toolbar button. Like StumbleUpon, these sites concentrate more on individual posts, news and articles, not necessarily ones you wrote πŸ™‚ Only found to include here in the mixx of Newsvine. So while you surf about and find the newest, most interesting articles, posts, and news stories, you can post them to your Newsvine page. If you are the first to post a particular story, you get to write a small description and get featured as the first to find this story πŸ™‚ Both Newsvine and Stumble Upon are similar in this.

Digg usually houses an online on the site button to Digg a story rather than having a toolbar button.

At Newsvine, Stumble Upon, and DiggΒ  friending is allowed, rather required at Digg though. Without friends at Digg who then Digg what you input into Digg, you are kind of left without many Digging your stuff πŸ™‚ So keep that in mind.

Now, don’t forget if you are ever having trouble posting content to your blogs, whether they be a journal, a blog on a social network, or a seperate blog site like Live Journal, Blogger, WordPress, Podbean, or Vox, Why not make a post about your chosen social bookmarking sites? Why you use them and what they have to offer.

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More Social Bookmarking sites to come πŸ™‚

Blogs and Social Networks

Stevie and Stephanie Haile aka Blogheiress and Wavecritter Google Us πŸ™‚



December 29, 2008. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Blogs and Social Networks, social bookmark, social bookmarking sites. Leave a comment.

Blogs and Social Networks Claim ID

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With Claim ID, the blogs and social networks online virtual link resume site πŸ™‚ All you need to do is start saving the links that make up your online identity to Claim ID which then makes up your public Claim ID identity page to use an Open ID, a homepage, or whatever else you may like to use it for.

Now, your Claim ID = your Open ID.

How you can classify your links:

URL – Link Location

Links Title – Which you can change if you want to

Brief Description

Tags – Which also work to categorize your sites no matter which group you include your site into

Private Description – For your eyes only

Year – The year the link is from or created

Author – Are you the author?

What it’s About (under Aboutness) – ex) If someone can look at this link and learn something about you, Science, Health, etc. then the site is about you, Science, Health, etc.

Public Display – Decide whether or not you want this link displayed publicly.

Feeds – Include this link with my feed choice and groups and custom rel to specify the rel attribute of your link.

Reorder – You also have the option to reorder your links on your viewable profile page.

ClaimID.com/Wavecritter πŸ™‚

Listen into Blogs and Social Networks Online Radio Show about Social Bookmarking Sites

Stephanie Haile aka Wavecritter πŸ™‚

December 27, 2008. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Blogs and Social Networks, claim id, open id, social bookmark, Wavecritter. 1 comment.

Blogs and Social Networks Christmas Blog Coolies

Blogs and Social Networks Christmas Blog Coolies

We found some super Christmas Blog sites out there (quite a few here at Googles Blogspot πŸ™‚ and we wanted to let you know what you can find at some of the great Christmas blog sites.

The first site to mention isn’t a “Christmas blog” in itself, but they have an outstanding post on 10 Fantastic Christmas Inspired Tutorials that we thought very cool πŸ™‚

MyInkBlog has a post of tutorial links for you to create your own Christmas Wallpaper, Creative Christmas cards, Christmas Greetings Postcards, Illustrations, Glittery Postcards, a tutorial link for drawing Christmas Trees, Santa Hats, Ornament Balls, and Christmas Backgrounds. Make hand designed Christmas cards for your friends and family with this handy link guide to some great tutorials.

The Spanish-Teaching.com/blog is a blog for Students and Teachers of Spanish. The Spanish Christmas calendar is more than worth the trip πŸ™‚ Here is but one of the interesting facts held in this site: “In Spain, it’s January 6th that children receive their presents left by the Three kings (Los, Reyes, and Magos) rather than Father Christmas or Santa Claus.” Nativity scenes are widely used in Spain and often brilliant in design.

Christmas4All.blogspot.com is really a 2007 Christmas blog site but very informative. With posts on How to Say Merry Christmas in different languages, Christmas Prayers, and a link to the GatewayToJesus (which houses some incredible Christmas Blog Stories. Link to Thoughts-About-God.com that has a great representation of the Christmas Story with an awesome graphic image to go with this post.

ChristmasSprite.com is a Christmas Blog Site full of Christmas History, Traditions, Wallpapers, Games, Lyrics, and much more. The Christmas History includes the First Christmas Card, Christmas at the White House, Chronology of American Christmas, and History of the Ornament. Here is a bit of this history here: In Germany, some people hide a pickle shaped ornament very well in the tree (hidden last) on Christmas morning whomever is the first child to spot this pickle gets an extra surprise gift!

ChristmasYuleBlog.blogspot.com: “Cozy up to the fire as a Christmas obsessed music collector chats about new CD’s to his collection, the Christmas music via the web. If you are into Christmas music, take a visit to ChristmasYuleBlog.

EmailSanta.com is loaded with Christmas coolness, of course write a letter to Santa or send Rudolph a letter from your pet πŸ™‚ Christmas Trivia, Vote for who will guide Santa’s Sleigh, Christmas printable color pages, Links for Teen and Kids Hot Lines and Help Lines and lots lots more. The Santa Claus Christmas blog section of this site offer up to the minute Christmas News on what Santa is up to πŸ™‚

HappyChristmas.com/blog has a nice listing of Christmas Party Gameswith Christmas News, Recipes, ECards, Christmas info, Traditions, News and Recipes πŸ™‚

The Christmas Blog @ Komar.org/cgi-bin/Christmas-blog has an awesome Christmas webcam for a brilliant Christmas Light display.

ThisIsChristmas.com for a Christmas Preparation Blog straight from London, England. Also find Christmas Flash Animations, Christmas Music, Decorations, Events, Parties, and much more in and around England.

BloggingTips.com to take your blog to the next level with the Festive Toolbar to decorate your Blog for Christmas. A list of Christmas Blog templates for WordPress, Blogger, and some great CSS templates too. Holiday Icons from N-Design Studio as well here, Festive Java Scripts and Effects, and a list of other resources for Christmas layouts, graphics, and effects.

The Christmas Wreath Blog at AcadiaWreath.com/blog is a blog all about Christmas Wreaths and other Christmas Traditions. Information on creating a real holiday wreath with branches and other nature items and making a bird wreath to feed the birds.

ClausChronicles.blogspot.com with periodic updates from the North Pole here where you still have time to make a Christmas wish or Stay Tuned to Track Santa and log your own Santa Sightings here πŸ™‚ A Q and A (question and answer session) for personal questions and answers that Santa gave about himself! Neato!

SantasQuarters.com/blog with Christmas decorating tips, News, Trends, and Gifts. The highlight for me was the Snow picture of New Orleans at Santas Quarters, Why We Hang Christmas Ornaments, A Printable Santas Elf card for your little elves :), Christmas Coloring Pages, Christmas Around the World, and the History of the Christmas Tree.

SantaLiveNow.ning.com and ChristmasEmporium.ning .com are what I refer to as “Blog Social Networks” πŸ™‚ Blog Social Networks attract bloggers who enjoy the socialization at a Social Network. These particular two Christmas Blog Social Networks attract Christmas enthusiasts from near and far. For a mass collection of blog posts, great games, recipes, people and fun visit Santa Live Now and Christmas Emporium Nings today πŸ™‚

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May God Bless you so that you can then Bless others! Merry ChristmasΒ  πŸ™‚

Listen Into Blogs and Social Networks Christmas Blog Site Coolies for more πŸ™‚

Stevie and Stephanie Haile aka Blogheiress and Wavecritter Google Us

December 24, 2008. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Blogs and Social Networks, christmas, Christmas Blog Sites, Christmas blogs, Stephanie Haile. Leave a comment.

Blogs and Social Networks Photo Persuasion

Here is an example of some of the creations Stevie made:

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Check out more on Stevies MySpace

Our Blogs and Social Networks Photo Persuasion show has some great info for people needing to “adjust, tweak, fluff, dress up, sparkle out, resize, and/or change the formats” of your photo images. Add descriptions, keywords, even “tag” to add a live hyperlink to sections of your pictures.

Some of sites we discussed included my top 3 πŸ™‚

Photobucket: One of the very best “all inclusive” photo sites

Slide: Is the bomb! πŸ™‚ Rocks for sure, more info on show πŸ™‚

Flickr: One of the biggest Photo sharing, holding, and friending sites on the Internet.

PiccyFix: Top Photo site for format changes with much more.

Picnik: Tab Folders and Grass Picnik Welcomes You to Sign up for Free

SoSauce: Travel Geeks Global Curiosity Local Expertise

MyThemeAnimator @ blibs.com/editor: A link from MyTheme to the editor pages but MyTheme also has some awesome MySpace Layouts and Graphics.

FlauntR: From FotoDesk Professional Photo Editing Easy and Free

PhixR: The Online Photo Editor Choose to Sign Up for Free (only takes 15 seconds) No email hassles πŸ™‚

We cover in depth what you can do where on the show πŸ™‚

But for sure PiccyFix.com is the place I go for format changes from PNG, JPEG, GIF, BMP. No registration here at PiccyFix, Instant and Free. You can choose to host your pics here or show them off in the gallery and PiccyFix can adjust your photos much more than just format changes πŸ™‚

Resize, Rotate, Flip, Colorize, Crop, Tint, Adjust Brightness, Contrast, and Add Effects and Borders at PiccyFix πŸ™‚

Listen into Blogs and Social Networks Photo Persuasion for more πŸ™‚

Stevie and Stephanie Haile aka Blogheiress and Wavecritter Google Us πŸ™‚

December 19, 2008. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Blogs and Social Networks, photo adjusting, photo format, photo resize, photo sharing, photo sites. Leave a comment.

Blogs and Social Networks Christmas MySpace Layouts, Graphics, Comments

Tonights show was brilliant fun as we covered the coolest Christmas MySpace graphic, layout, and comments sites out there on the net πŸ™‚

Now, we all say “MySpace” graphics and layouts, but included in the mix is Hi5, Friendster, MyYearBook, Ning, Bebo and many more social networks.

We went over the “What’s With the 2.0 MySpace” layouts with a bit of how to, tips, and suggestions to get you headed in the right direction. Tom at MySpace has it all covered with the step by steps (Kudos!) but a few more helpful hints will make you feel like a pro before you dive in with both feet to the CSS 2.0 version of MySpace πŸ™‚

Listen into our show for tips on 2.0 and which sites will be best to search for what comments, graphics, and layouts for MySpace, Ning, Friendster, Hi5, Tagged, and more πŸ™‚

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Ok, first site we discussed tonight was FreeSourceCode.com. They have just updated their Christmas graphics section on December 1st. Free Code Source has animated, dolls, posters, icons, banners, mini banners, non-animated, contact tables and glitter graphics categories πŸ™‚

Free Code source has the new MySpace 2.0 layouts, Friendster, and Hi 5 layouts as well with 69 different Christmas layouts for MySpace with a great variety between pages. Tropical Christmas, wrapping paper, ornate bling, cabinesque, many selections here at Free Code Source. The thing I found cool here was I had the choice to get the full layout, standard profile 1.0 code, or just the background πŸ™‚

Another brilliant site we discussed tonight was SparkleTags.com. A great selection (over 46 pages!) of Christmas comment graphics. The huge draw to visit Sparkle Tags is the voting system they have set up on their graphics. Kudos to Sparkle Tags for getting user input! This way, Sparkle tags can see what’s popular and stay on the trend of what the visitors are actually using and enjoying, not just slapping pages and endless pages (that we as users have to sift through) of not so great graphics πŸ™‚ SparkleTags.com is innovative in that and thanks go out to them πŸ™‚

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Sparkle Tags

We discussed many, many more sites on the show and what exactly they each have to offer in the way of Christmas graphics and layouts designs. Stevie will be posting more of her favorites on her blog as well, and we will have the link list up at Blog Talk Radio for easy access to the coolest of Christmas fluff and bling πŸ™‚

Talk soon,

Stephanie Haile aka Wavecritter Google Me πŸ™‚

December 10, 2008. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Blogs and Social Networks, Christmas myspace graphics, christmas myspace layouts, MySpace Graphics, myspace layouts. 1 comment.

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