Another One Bites the Dust

Hello Blogs and Social Networks Fans (Like Myself =) !

Unfortunate circumstances seem to be falling on various sites for the past year or so. Sadly many blog and social network related sites are going by the wayside. The big dogs have fully taken over the porch it seems =)

Bloglines will be closing up it’s bookmarking style blog feed sharing site on October 1, 2010. Again, another one bites the dust. It seems this World Wide Web began with masses and choices, now whittling down to few and chosen with a sprinkling of new and diverse 🙂 Bloglines, we will miss you!

More detail can be found on the Ask.com blog – http://blog.ask.com

Stephanie Haile aka Wavecritter

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September 14, 2010. Tags: , , , , , . Blogs and Social Networks. Leave a comment.

Blogs and Social Networks Web TV or Internet Television?

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The advance in technology in the last twenty years has been incredible. From the beginnings of television, advertising has been a focal point and to merge Internet with television has been a focus of this age.

In the ’90’s the technology gurus had tried to first incorporate the Internet into the television and now we have the television on the Internet. All access to your favorite shows from your computer screens instead of the original plan of all Internet access from your television monitor. Web TV and interactive television became quite mainstream in the latter part of the 1990’s and came in a set top box form to connect to your tv. Today, we have the Wii which is Nintendo’s game console that connects to your television much like a Web TV set top box did and allows you to surf the Internet, check your email, and play online games, also much like Web TV. Another company who is holding on to the idea of merging TV and Internet is Yahoo.

Yahoo is working on their own Web TV. A free to use, “widget” based system where web widgets would line the bottom of your television viewing screen giving some interaction to the user. Widgets do not encompass the full spectrum of Internet reach though and will allow users the “section” of Internet activity that each individual widget offers. Having a defined focus for engaging without the use of a type pad, Yahoo’s choice of widgets should be a click away for the information offered in them. Their will be no “browser” selection or web search capability planned for now, but Yahoo may indeed be the breakthough company to the highway from the television to the Internet.

The incredible growth on the Internet taking the flip side view (from Internet PC to television access) is, however, quite massive. Sites have sprung into being on this concept alone and other sites have expanded their “text” and photo format to use this technology to feature and highlight a given topic of the site.

Flixster is a social network created for TV and movie lovers alike. Actually a place from your personal PC to watch, rate, and interact with friends while enjoying the shows and films you love. While sites that feature individual television shows have incorporated video for viewing these featured shows directly from the net. Sites like The History Channel, CBN, CNN, or Discovery and SciFi come to mind here for it’s programming efforts viewable online.

Are we choosing to leave the comforts of the living room, with the big screen and recliners for the desk style settings of an office? My guess would be no from the amount of chatter about having to “tough it out” on the PC to catch up on missed television shows or hearing “I wish I could watch the YouTube videos from my big screen”.  Trading comfort for convenience is the issue at hand in this scenario.

So, whether the future of TV is on the Internet or the future of the Internet is attainable through your TV is yet to be seen. Watching the reels spin will be an interesting event. Action!

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January 12, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Blogs and Social Networks, internet television, Stephanie Haile, Wavecritter, web tv, yahoo. 2 comments.

Blog Nuts Community Saved

Come over to Blog Nut Community and Join in on the on-going crazy Nutty Fun! Look! I won the coolest of deals 🙂 I found the dreaded Nutcracker threatening to take over the whole Nutty Community!

Catch the Nutcracker WINNER: Stephanie Haile Visit her page and give congrats!

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This was the latest mission at the Blog Nuts community:

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Please help us catch this Nutcracker somewhere in BlogNut Network. Nutcrackers are a serious threat to our Nut supply and not allowed in BlogNut! REWARD PRICE – your picture & profile will be all over the nutty place! If you see it, just make comment in all CAPS “FOUND IT!”

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December 3, 2008. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . blog nut, Blogs and Social Networks, ning social network. Leave a comment.

imbee The First Social Network For Young People

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imbee

Welcome To imbee!

imbee is the first social network for young people.

A Free Social Network for Kids and Teachers.

Teachers who use imbee in their classes can stay in touch better with their students. With links to National Geographic for kids (brilliant site), Groups, Friends, Discover imbee with a host of site instruction, blogs and social networks. Publish and share your own pages, check out Spot Builder to create your own custom pages, Share Audio, Video, and personal blog with your friends, see what they think and check out your friends stuff too! With featured artists like Hillary Duff, Vanessa Hudgens, Jesse McCartney, The Cheetah girls, Ashley Tisdale, Jordan Pruitt, and more there is no shortage of celebrity coolness on imbee.

Imbee is your personal spot to create a blog, learning blogs and social networks, upload pictures, make trading cards, create and join groups, and just have a blast! Imbee is a parent approved, teacher endorsed Social networking Site appropriate for tweens and kids. You will need to fill out and fax or email a form for account verification to protect users safety, but this is a verification that they run a safe zone 🙂

Visit imbee parents and teachers, and see what they have for your kids.

Stephanie Haile aka Wavecritter Google Me 😉

September 6, 2008. Tags: , , , , , , . Blogs and Social Networks, imbee, Stephanie Haile. Leave a comment.

Social Network Outages

Social Network Outages

Has anyone even noticed the amount of Social Network Outages lately? Is everyone doing updates at the same time, during the same two weeks? MyBlogLog? Utterz? Hi 5? PageSwirl? Facebook? Wetpaint? Pownce? and More? Yes, we all have experienced the daily Twitter glitches from too many Tweets at a time, but…. There is an awful lot of sites going down for a bit and taking a vacation of sorts to regroup, don’t you think?

I am not one to guess or anticipate the reason why these sites are all updating during the same time frame, but… hmmmm… Quite curious I think… Are we experiencing droves of newcomers to the Social Networking World and the sites need to take a breath to catch up? Or are we all getting set up for bigger and better things ahead? I will keep in touch with this topic and find out more.

Stephanie Haile Google Me 😉

July 1, 2008. Tags: , , , , . Blogs and Social Networks, Stephanie Haile. Leave a comment.

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