The web is a social entanglement full of fantastic places to engage and connect. Humans are surely social beings and this post is a menagerie of social communities will enhance your relationships on the information superhighway. If you haven’t updated your social media diet lately, here are a few of my favorites to nourish your relationships and get a big healthy serving of savvy social goodness.
1. Google +
Launched on June 28, 2011, Google + is the newest, most talked about social site which The New York Times declared Google’s biggest attempt to rival the social network Facebook. Features include circles, hangouts, sparks and huddles. It will be interesting to see if the buzz matches the interest in the long run.
Twitter is the absolute #1 micro blogging platform. Amazing chats, global networking, and thought sharing with the best of the best makes this one a fantastic choice.
While the name might not describe its awesome features, it transforms your tweets into a custom page that is utterly beyond words. Showcasing your trending topics to provide engagement, value and brand building, it allows you to reach your audience outside of twitter. Tell me what you think of my Twylah page.
A virtual pin board to where you create collections of things you love and you can “follow” the collections of others with great taste. I receive traffic to my own blog each day from items others have “pinned”. Addictive to say the least!
This video calling service allows you to connect to others anywhere, also has instant messaging and plain old voice calling. Group video is now available too!
6. Linked In
Keep that resume updated on this business related professional networking site. Linked In is THE way to engage and begin relationships to locate jobs, experienced people and business opportunities while keeping in touch with former colleagues.
7. Meet Up
Jump on over to Meetup.com to plan or find out about offline meetings in your area. It is a noteworthy place to find people with interests to match your own should you decide to tear yourself away from your computer.
8. Stumble Upon
Helps you discover the best of the web and recommends great websites handpicked by your friends and like-minded people. There is a toolbar available from this site that makes “stumbling” remarkable articles super easy. It astounds me the traffic that can be generated to your own blog by this bookmarking tool. Do your blogger friends a favor and “stumble” them!
Described as a social network for musicians and bands, it is an excellent venue to discover music and listen to musical magnificence. Different and enlightening it is a must visit.
The biggest collection of bookmarks in the universe that you can share with your friends and access from any computer with just a simple login, definitely one worth a daily check-in.
A photo sharing photography community where images can be hosted and easily embedded elsewhere on the web. With over 5 billion hosted images, you may be here for a while.
Facebook is a community of over 750 million users as of July 2011, with new features recently added. I find it the best place to keep up with close friends and family.
Today, these are some of the best place to connect and share. Who knows what new ideas and communities tomorrow will bring? Do you have a favorite social site? What would you like to see added to the list? What concerns you about sharing among numerous sites?
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