Tag Archives: Social Networking

VYou: Social Video Style

5 Jan

VYou lets you have a conversation through video. I saw this the other day and I thought it made complete sense. However, the first time I saw the technology it reminded me of a dating site.

Most of us have a smart phone with video capability, so why not setup a virtual you? Virtually answer questions and hold conversations while you are out. Then if you have the time, you can setup live video chats. VYou is conversation in video clips. Is this the next social wave?

http://vyou.com/

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What do they want from you?

16 Dec

How do you think Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube are making the majority of their money? Right now every social networking company wants your information because they are striving to build up their Business Intelligence (BI).

Social Networking sites are making money hand over first from selling your information to third party companies. The more information you type into your profile, tweet or podcast is causing their bank accounts to soar. Even if you have a locked down account, it doesn’t matter because you agreed to each of the social networking site’s legal agreements. They want your information and they can do what they want with it.

Takeaway: Be aware of the information you are typing into your social networking accounts.

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Geezo – Manage Your Money

14 Nov

I recently stumbled upon this free online application that will help you manage your finances. If you are looking to keep track of your budget or perhaps you have a goal to buy that new car, then check out Geezeo.

Geezo is social networking meets money. What I liked best about this website is that it prompts you with wizard that walks you through common financial goals. The site then gives you a checklist to get them done. Another popular feature is the group discussions function; this is where users chat about financial tips, etc.. with each other. Join a community on Geezo and get talking about your money.

Try this free application and start saving money today!
https://www.geezeo.com/

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Within 3

1 Nov

Medical doctors, if you are looking for a social network and a search tool then try WithIn3. Anthony Broad Crawford, the CTO of WithIn3, created a system to assist doctors so they can find and establish a network of doctors. This way they can start a dialogue with other doctors to refer patients or confirm their findings.

At this medical social networking website find:

  • Your trusted colleagues and fellow group members
  • Research institutions
  • Small to large practices
  • Patient referrals
  • Hospitals and heath systems
  • Specialty based societies and association

http://within3.com

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Babbel: Learn a New Language

7 Oct

Babbel is a social networking vocabulary building website. This is one of the best websites I have seen to increase your vocabulary. Why not learn a new language from people who are passionate about it? Learn German, French, Italian or Spanish by connecting to others online who want to learn with you.

The best part of the website are the interactive multimedia vocabulary building exercises. Watch these exercises at your own pace and before you know it, you’ll be speaking the language of love.

Make friends and learn a new language.
http://www.babbel.com

P.S. Added Babbel to Social Networking List

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The Channel

22 Sep

After the writers strike drastically shortened last year’s TV schedule, the much anticipated new Fall season heats up tonight. If you are wondering where you can find one source to stay on top of all the programming then check out The Channel.

The Channel at MySpace features Fall TV listings, recent news, links to your favorite show’s blog, and of course, their own MySpace page. Here you can find information on 24, 30 Rock, Bones, Chuck, Heroes, Knight Rider, The Office, The Simpsons, Smallville, Top Model and many more!

http://www.myspace.com/the-channel

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Yelp – Connect to Your City

6 Sep

A month ago I created an ever growing list of social networking websites and there was one that recently jumped out at me. I wanted to find a new restaurant to fine dine. I checked out Cleveland Eats first, then I wandered over to Yelp.

Yelp has reviews on everything from restaurants, shopping, nightlife, spas, coffee shops and just places to go. Find out what people are saying out about the establishments in your town. The site currently features 200+ reviews of local restaurants. It also has reviews of unique places to go like catching an Indie film at the Cinematheque. Yelp is great way to discover your city.

http://www.yelp.com/cleveland-oh

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My Dog Space

13 Aug

Attention Dog lovers! This is the spot to showcase your pooch and find others that have the same level of insanity for their K9s. Social networking has now exploded from the pet store to the Internet with My Dog Space.

The site is divided into these unique sections: Fun, Barks, Gallery, Video, Blogs and Forums. In the Fun section, you can fill-out surveys and play games. Read what other dogs are saying in Barks. Meet other dog lovers in the photo Gallery and Video sections. Talk to other dog fanatics in the Blog and Forum.

This site was created for all dogs and dog lovers. Sign up for your Doggie account today.
http://www.mydogspace.com/

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Pronto – Social Network Shopping

9 Aug

Social networking with a dash of shopping, that’s Pronto. Get recommendations and ideas from online friends about the items you are thinking about purchasing. Their tag line is, “Compare and Buy at the Lowest Prices” and they do live up to it. However, it is easy to get sucked into other items you weren’t even planning on purchasing. At this site share, discover and compare product details, ratings and the profiles of what you’re friends bought.

http://www.pronto.com/

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Twitter Revolution

23 Jul

Are you a Twitter user? Last week Leading Hands wrote about social media and how it’s dramatically impacting the daily content of the web. Due to the proliferation of Internet ready mobile phones, telling your friends what you are doing at every moment of the day is extremely easy and convenient. Now with a tool like Twitter, you have the ability to immediately post your thoughts to the web and tell the world what you are doing right now.

Jeff Clark describes Twitter as, “for those who like to pretend they’re important enough to broadcast the mundane tasks of their everyday life.” Twitter would be classified as a “status” web 2.0 tool. You have 140 characters to answer the question, “What are you doing now?” The website has become so popular a handful of competitors like Tumblr, Identi, Beemood, etc… have launched similar products. However the term “to Twitter” is like “to Google”, and that’s why these competitors will have a tough time breaking through.

Here are some tidbits on Twitter. The site is so popular that traffic on the website becomes overloaded frequently. There is no parental control so anything and can be posted at anytime.

Join me on Twitter and see what’s all about.
http://www.twitter.com/leadinghands

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