MySpace Captchas No More :)

Woooooot!!! To Tom and MySpace πŸ™‚

The Captchas can go if you wish them to and you have a mobile number!!! πŸ™‚

This is the greatest Blogs and Social Networks News EVER!!! MySpace has listened to the people and will not be surpassed by Facebook anymore πŸ™‚

I (for one, I am sure out of millions:) is super excited over the news πŸ™‚

This is the form you fill out: (under your account settings page)

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This will eliminate the captchas from your ISP, your personal computer, so if there are multiple users in your home, no worries!!! One cell phone, one number for texting, and no more captchas for all!!! Thank you MySpace! Thank You Tom πŸ™‚ You do rock!!!

Visit Toms MySpace blog for details!

Stephanie and Stevie Haile aka Wavecritter and Teen Girls Radio Google Us πŸ™‚

April 5, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Blogs and Social Networks, captchas no more, Facebook, MySpace, myspace captchas, social networks, Stephanie Haile, tom at myspace, Wavecritter, woot myspace. 12 comments.

“In The News” Blogs and Social Networks

We wanted to venture into the realm of “In The News” Blogs and Social Networks. Actually a difficult subject to search on the net. What you get with searching for Blogs and Social Networks that contain “News” are which Blog platforms or Social Networks Are In The News πŸ™‚

Many Blogs and Social Networks that we came across were mostly “Second Hand News” but, in reality, if you aren’t On The Sceen reporting as it happens, all news is somewhat that πŸ™‚

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For the best in “Weather News”, we found Weather.Fox.com for all you land based weather junkies out there (like me :), If you are a boater, maybe not (this is NOAA :), but for land based dwellers who want to meet and greet other weather buffs, this is the place πŸ™‚ Upload photos, videos, create blogs, visit the forum, and make friends. Coolies to Fox for creating a Weather News Social Network where you can get your extended forecast, favorite blog posts, set a featured weather photo, get weather questions answered on Tropical Weather, Storm Chasing, Climate Change, Weather Around the World, Read Weather stories or post your own! Complete with a Meebo Chat! Getting News and views from Meteorologists, seasoned Weather Announcers, Bloggers, and Regular Joes πŸ™‚

A different “take” on a News site is AvatarsUnited.com πŸ™‚ A site for your Gaming Avatar (from the perspective of the Avatar, not your personal perspective πŸ™‚ so, if you want the skinny on what Avatars are doing in game, check it out πŸ™‚

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How about some sites for Real Headline News πŸ™‚ USA Todays Community Connecting Readers to Reporting (easy to set up a profile here and free), is a very fast site for both navigation and uploading photos or profile adjustments. Hop right over to the main USA Today page to comment on or recommend an article and one click away to the Blogs area! They make it easy to add favorites Blog Titles to your home page and widgets πŸ™‚ The most popular headline widget is nice! USA Today also offers a “Green News” widget for climate and weather headlines, both of which I put I placed on the front page of my new site for news InTheNews.Wetpaint.com, a place to “See” the Headline News at a glance using the very coolest of widgets, so you know which News is what you want to read πŸ™‚ If you need a dose of or want to scan the headlines, stop by πŸ™‚ Links to all the main In The News sites πŸ™‚

USA Today Community also offers free to use widgets for Finance, Celeb Watch with Will Keck, USA Today Sports Headlines, Politics, Pop Candy with Whitney Matheson for the latest News and Trends in Music, TV, Books, Video, Movies, Celebrity Interviews and finding the best sites. There’s Today in the Sky with Ben Mutzabaugh for airline news and Top Travel Stories, so, an incredible selection of In The News widgets for your Blogs and Social Networks at USA Today Community πŸ™‚ These widgets work with PageFlakes, iGoogle, Facebook, TypePad, NetVibe, Blogger, MySpace, and sites like InTheNews.wetpaint.com πŸ™‚

My main motivation for creating this blog style social network In The News viewing site was because it was so difficult to find social networks that were for people who wanted differing News stories from different broadcasters all in one glance πŸ™‚ I find it nice to have all the Headlines in one spot, then be able to click to view the stories I want to read more of. Spending time actually reading instead of searching πŸ™‚

While Mashable.com is not a social network (well, not yet anyway) the following for this blog is huge because people want to know the Technology News, Internet News, and ideas over at Mashable πŸ™‚

Internet.com is the network for Technology proffessionals with newsletters, products, and special offers is something for techies to see! Applications and Internet Development, Job Functions and Occupations, Information Technology, Linux News, E Commerce Guides, WeboPedia Daily, Database Journal, Server Watch, Hardware Central, Sharky Extreme, BlackBerry Today,Β  and Wifi Planet are just a few of the newsletters and special offers you have a choice of when you sign up with Internet.com.

For an intense listing of Sports Social Networks check out JasonFPeck.com, he has quite the list of Sports Social Networks and seems to know much more about Sports than Stevie and I πŸ™‚ Sports Social Media at Take A Peck! Great site Jason πŸ™‚

Another awesome News for Gamers Based Social Network (especially for Spore lovers) is SporeIllustrated.wetpaint.com πŸ™‚

For Celebrity News check out TwilightMovie.org or JamesBondWiki.com

Having Fun with In The News Social Networks and Blogs is much better than just getting your news any old place, it lets you interact with other friends who are Diggin’ The News too! Talk soon,

Listen into our In The News Blogs and Social Networks show for more on News Social Networks, Forums, and Blogs πŸ™‚

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

March 11, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , . Blogs and Social Networks, fox, fox news, headline news, political news, social networks, Stephanie Haile, stevie haile, Wavecritter, wether news. 1 comment.

Blogs – Types of Blogs

Having made step by step videos on How To navigate and use different blog platforms and How To use the blogging areas on some of the big social networks like MySpace, Facebook, and My Yearbook,Β  but then … what do you write about?

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Types of Blogs You Can Create πŸ™‚

Topic Blogs – Actually this site BlogsAndSocialNetworks.com is a “Topic” blog, so is VideoGamesAndGaming.com, but these two are also a How To blog as well. Any broad, general, global, town related subject whether it’s a “World” blog or just a State, your topic can be Animals in the World (broad topic) or Primates in the Jungle (a bit more narrow) or Chimps in the NY Zoo (very specific πŸ™‚ Americans is a great topic as well, Ben Franklin for example. You could post about him for a whole month, then next month post on George Washington πŸ™‚

Topic blogs have such a diverse inclusion like Fashion, Travel, Dreams, My Trip, Educational Institutions, Cats, etc. Many choices here. Write what you love πŸ™‚

Salesy Web Site Blogs – Sites that look a Christmas Sale at the Mall with Flashy Banners, Sales Fluff around every corner. These do attract attention to some and may work for you.

Photo Sites – A great Photo style blog can be found at ParisDailyPhoto.com but it is any chosen photo you select to “be” the blog and add a line or few of explanation or interest, location … etc. to your picture πŸ™‚

Journal Blogs – A great example of a journal style blog is Wavecritter.LiveJournal.com or SurfPiccasso2001.LiveJournal.com Stevies blog is a journal style, write as you sort of story teller or what’s up with my day or life type blog πŸ™‚

VLogs or Video Blogs – Of course the best place to see a VLog is at a Video Social Network at someones profile page like me πŸ™‚ YouTube.com/Wavecritter I have a bunch of friends there that have very different styles of VLogs too which are easy to find at YouTube, like a musician style where they play and take videos of either them on stage or create a story video to go with their songs; “Let’s Talk” sort of videos, How To, Real Life, and more.

Explanation or Definition Blogs – These are quite similar to the How To style blogs but are mostly like a Wikipedia style topic blog that gives a detailed explanation with examples πŸ™‚ They don’t need to be using the Wikipedia platform of course, but this one on Blog is a good example. A really great Explanation blog will have many resource links to other relevant posts or sites.

Review Blogs – These are usually quite helpful blogs in general as you can open up several and see what different views there are out there on any given iten, topic, company, laundry soap lol, or whatever you are looking for opinions on. To write this style blog you will need to have more than an idea of the subject. If you do a review site on restaraunts for example, you would be a person who frequently visits new restaraunts and has a grasp of a great dining out experience with out being hyper critical. Point out the pros and cons so to speak πŸ™‚ If you write a review style blog, you could link to the items that you review for more link backs, information, or to monetize your site if these are your items on Amazon or EBay.

List Blogs – This is a fun way to blog. 7 ways to bake a cake, 11 types of tennis shoes, 8 reasons why you should exercise, 100 favorite songs of the year, the top 5 social networks, etc. With a list style blog, you can start a post with the original list, then take each (#1, #2, etc.) and make an in depth post on each number, it will get you a whole series of posts and help you with your posts πŸ™‚

Group, Team, or Company Style Blogs – A site for any specific organization, group or team. This type of blog is geared toward your members of the company, pack, sports organization, guild, or party to get information out to them. A communication type blog just for a specific sector of people.

Most blogs fall into one or more (or a subset) of these categories, but as categories go, they could be sub divided into many, many more smaller or specific types like with the Topic Blog especially πŸ™‚

Lokking at the list of blog types that WordPress has will help you as well. This list will keep you clear of the No-No Types of Blogs to create πŸ™‚

Have fun with your blog and write what you are passionate about or you may not be blogging long out of boredom πŸ™‚

Checking into MyBlogLog and Zimbio will get you some additonal blog attention!

Listen into Blogs and Social Networks for more πŸ™‚

Stevie and Stephanie Haile aka Blogheiress and Wavecritter

February 22, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Blog, blogheiress, blogs, blogs and blogging, Blogs Types of, How To, mybloglog, social networks, Stephanie Haile, stevie haile, Types of, Types of Blogs, Wavecritter, zimbio. Leave a comment.

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