30 September 2007

Social networking sites

The first “social networking” site I used was LinkedIn. It’s aimed mainly at business contacts. It seems pretty good. I haven’t really used it much, but it does help me keep up with where old co-workers are now. I signed up for MySpace simply because it seemed to be the easiest way to get some Söundcheck music up on the web. Otherwise, MySpace doesn’t seem to have a lot of redeeming qualities except for it’s huge numbers of users. Recently, an old co-worker (one of my LinkedIn contacts) sent me a facebook invitation. ZOMG! Facebook is very well done—though when the comparison is against MySpace, the bar is set pretty low. (^_^) As with many software products, the expandability offered by their “application” API looks to be a huge advantage.

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