Social Networking sites have become popular over the past few years. Each place competes and adds new features to keep their visitors interested. These sites provide a way to:
- Connect with other people in similar niche
- Find old friends and possibly connect with extended family members
- Provide entertaining applications
- Sell products or provide an online business presence
It is all about interacting. What sites are better? Well, that is something that can be argued. Whether it is Facebook or MySpace or Twitter or something else, they provide the same basic services when taking away all the extra shiny stuff.
So many new sites have surfaced and attracted so many people because the service may be unique. People are sharing their links from other social networks so their followers and friends can connect with them at other places. What use to be the normal “I will just join these three places” has become a couple dozen. People use blog widget services like DandyID to show visitors every online social identity.
I am no longer getting the definite feeling I use to a couple years ago that social networks are trying to have open cat fights, but focus more on strengthening and upgrading their core product to provide more efficient services.
So, here is my thoughts. It does not matter how many networks you belong too. If you are there, I will follow you back. It makes everything far more fun when you can meet new people and share similar experiences. These experiences make for great conversation.
What was the first social network you joined? How active are you? Do you feel you have made some pretty good connections?