Social Network Marketing: A Resource Guide to Gather

BuddyName: Gather

Gather is found at www.gather.com and makes use of networking through passions and common interests people share. In addition, Gather is a place adults can socialize and earn gift cards to popular stores or charitable donations, through the Gather points program. Also, Gather members can even earn cash. Furthermore, Gather members’ can share their images, create blogs, join groups, and comment on other member’s images and articles. To continue, you can join this network by clicking on the "sign up-it’s free" button.

First, you need to enter your first and last name, and check whether or not you want to display your full last name, or just the initial. Second, type in your city state, and country. Third, create a username and password. Fourth, type in your email and the verification text that they provide. Next, read Gather’s terms of service page, community guidelines page and agree that you are over 13 years old, by checking the box provided. Finally, click on the "sign up- it’s free" button, which takes you to a page that displays your username and namespace.

Next, you can fill in your city, your state, your gender, and your birth date information that is kept private, but is used to display relevant content by Gathers partners and sponsors. Then, you can decide whether or not, to be notified when someone comments, sends a private message, when you receive a group invitation, or when you receive a connection request.

Then, you can publish anything such as a story poem or recipe. You’re limited only to your imagination. Furthermore, you can share your photos, find other members that share your interests, and invite friends to Gather. Also, you can join groups or create your own groups. In addition, you can subscribe to other members’ groups with RSS feeds. Moreover, social bookmarking allows you to share popular content on Gather at two sites dig.com and del.icio.us. What’s more, in the "update settings" page you can choose to approve viewing of mature content such nudity and vulgar language. (more…)

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Social Network Marketing: A Resource Guide to Facebook

BuddyName: Facebook

Facebook is a social site that uses student, business, and location networking. Facebook can be found at www.facebook.com. First, click on the "register" link and fill in your full name. Second, select whether you are attending high school, college or graduate school. Third, select from the choices if you are working at a company, or none of the above. Fourth, you enter your email and make up a password. To continue, you enter your birthday and the text in the image box. Next, you read their terms of use and check that you agree to them. Then, click on the "register" button and they will send you an email to confirm your registration. Finally, you click on the link in your email to complete your registration.

To continue, Facebook allows you to look at the profiles of your friends and others in your network. Next, another feature of Facebook is the ability to search for other Facebook users in your networks. Moreover, you can enter emails for your alumni or work to join those networks. Also, you can join a regional network by entering your city or town. For example, if you live in a small town, a network of bigger cities is provided for you to choose. Then, you can upload a picture to accompany your profile. Thus, you need to read their terms of use to make sure your pictures are not copywrited and that they don’t violate Facebook’s terms of use. Finally, use the browse feature to find the picture you want on your computer, check the terms of use, and click on the upload picture box. (more…)

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Social Network Marketing: A Resource Guide to Friendster

BuddyName: Friendster

Friendster is a social networking site on the internet that can be used to build a large base of friends. This site is located at www.friendster.com and is easy to use. First, click on the "sign up" link. Second, fill in your first and last name, and decide whether or not to hide your last name. Third, select your gender, date of birth, relationship status, postal code, country, email address, and select a password. Fourth, verify your registration by typing in the characters found in the image box. Finally, you agree that you are at least 16 years old and agree to Friendster’s terms of service.

Next, you can import your address books from Yahoo Mail, Hotmail, AOL, Gmail, or .CSV File. Then, you decide what friends you want to invite to join Friendster. Then, you have the option to enter emails by typing them in the boxes provided. Subsequently, you can personalize the message to your friends. After that, you can click on the "invite" box or just click on the "continue" link. To continue, you can upload a photo or choose to skip this step. You can give a photo a caption if you decide on uploading a photo. Next, they send you an email to make sure you are receiving emails, before friends can contact you. Subsequently, when you receive the email, just click on the "verify email address" link.
Furthermore, you can pick to upload more photos. Then, you can fill in information like gender, age, relationship status, hometown, your location, and your employment history. Next, you are able to post a "shout out" on your profile by clicking on the "create" link. Also, you can change your Friendster URL from a number to something more personal. The next option is to create a blog. (more…)

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Social Network Marketing: A Resource Guide to MySpace

Buddyname: MySpace

MySpace is the most popular website to meet new people in the United States and around the world. Their URL is www.myspace.com. The rate of new registrations at MySpace is about 300,000 per day and there are over 154 million users today. MySpace was founded by Tom Anderson and Chris DeWolfe. They are now owned by News Corporation, which is located in Santa Monica, California. MySpace has regional versions that allow users of different languages to join MySpace.

MySpace has its own e-mail and search engine system. Also, a downloadable instant messaging system is available to users too. MySpace features personal profiles, photos, music, videos, blogs, and groups. You can use your mobile phone with MySpace on Cingular, MySpace Mobile Alerts, and MySpace Mobile on Helio. Profiles can be customized using HTML. MySpace users can see how many friends they have, who their top friends are, and a link to view all of their friends. To continue, the "comments area" allows users’ friends to leave comments. Bulletins are available for users to post messages to all their friends.

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Social Networking Is Broken

‘Social network is broken’, now that sounds quite vague, doesn’t it? Social network is the most happening thing today over the Internet. There are hundreds of websites who are trying harder each day to bring millions of people in touch with each other. The most generic options of socializing are through Myspace, blogs, forums, IM / e-mail, phone and even real meetings. They provide the opportunity for both virtual and real meetings.

Many people say that after 18 months of experimenting with websites like RYZE, it is back to square one. You are back to where you initially began. It is quite disheartening at times and that is how networks really get broken. The general question that people have started asking is that how broken is the networking? There are so many websites like Myspace and RYZE that you have to pinch yourself and ask which one to use to contact someone. The next most obvious question is that If there are more than one such website, then which would be the best messaging system? Confusion galore!

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The Five Reasons Why Social Networking Doesn’t Work

Although social networking is the buzzword, yet there are the five reasons why social networking really does not work. There is word on the street that social networking is in deep trouble. Friendster’s CEO, Scott Sassa recently walked away in the face of a rapidly diminishing user base. Friendster has also introduced its own Blogging tool as a part of a moneymaking scheme.

On the other hand, business-networking site LinkedIn used it is innovativeness by charging for listing jobs. Meanwhile, people have started speculating over the death of the pioneer in its field, Friendster. This is due to the launch of the Yahoo 360 beta. There is a good article in this month’s issue of Business 2.0 and it talks about the pros and cons of the indie music-networking site called MySpace. As of now, it is the most successful site with more than $20 million earned through ad sales this year. It has a long list of subscribers too.

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Crossing the Social Networking Chasm – Something of The Past

Crossing the social networking chasm has not been so easy in the past but with technological advances, we will get to see them in a new light. When the world is changing, Simon Rogers of 2Delta has made over 1 million pounds in potential revenues. 2Delta is a reseller specializing in project management software. He has been successful owing to his participation in Ecademy, which is an online networking site. It was just four months in this business when he was introduced to more than 16 opportunities, worth 75,000 pounds each. Out of sixteen, he has already closed four of them. For people like him, Ecademy has been a significant business accelerator. Simon Rogers believes that although 2Delta is just a start up yet he is miles ahead of where he was before Ecademy changed it all. He built each business into a money machine wherein the annual income revenue was $5 million before he sold them and his hopes are on an all time high.

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Social Networking – Linking Like Minds

Social networking has come of age in the recent past. It would be unfair to say that dot-com dreams died during the Internet stock bubble burst. Some have thrived through it and have come out clean and unscathed. One such website would be Amazon.com. Amazon.com is the king and probably it will remain the undisputed leader of the dot-com era in the time to come. The home of Robot Co-op is nothing but a mere whitewashed room, and Amazon, the online retail giant, owns this tiny company. Moreover, in this whitewashed room Josh Petersen, the former Amazon director clicks away on his laptop. They have taken a bold step in the sphere of social networking. A seven-member group has spearheaded the creation of a web community, which is based on sharing personal goals globally.

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The 7 Steps to Social Networking Online

There are seven steps to social networking online. The Internet is a vast expanse of space where you can do the unimaginable and form a network, which can be infinite. Every day, a new online networking website seems to pop out from nowhere. It is the most happening hobby or maybe because everyone suddenly want to connect to every one else. Whatever the reasons, at the end of the day it is fun to be a part of an online social networking forum.

There are online communities like Myspace, Tickle and Friendster that can help you connect to people in the same industry for business or help you find new friends for chatting or dating. The joining part is quite simple though you would need an invitation from someone who is already a member there. Once you have signed up, there would be no boundaries. You can connect to anyone, anywhere.

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Myspace-Your Personal Space to End The Boredom

How can one get away or end the boredom created by Internet marketing? Are you a victim of Internet marketing too? Is it driving you up the walls? If the answer to all these questions is yes, then you should check this website called www.myspace.com. It is innovative, different and will take you far from the madding crowd. On Alexa, it has been ranked amongst the top 10 sites. At the first look, you might mistake it for a music website with lots of rock videos but that is not the case. The membership of Myspace is a staggering 62 million and is still increasing. It has profiles of Celebrities such as Bill Clinton, Mick Jagger shoulder to shoulder with profiles of people like you and me. It is like a whiff of fresh air for all those who want to get out of their mechanical world of marketing, sales etc.

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