Tonight I explored 50 Online Applications and Sites to Consider by Chris Brogan. I feel like I must first start out by saying… WOW I am utterly amazed by the vast amount of social media applications out there. It also amazed me how so many people are connecting in so many different ways, technology in this sense is truly brilliant.
Some cool sites I did not know about or use:
- plurk- “social journal”
- seesmic- video conversations
- digg- creates competition and gives stats
- librarything- connect, share, and read books with others
- twitter search- type in keyword to find conversations
- skitch- copy/paste images right from a browser window!!
- vimeo- had some really cool videos
Sites I knew and loved:
- facebook- popular social networking
- twitter-create conversations
- wordpress- where I blog
- delicious- still exploring this actually, but like it so far…
- pandora- I have this on my phone and am in love forever, my Justin Nozuka radio station is my favorite
- youtube- who couldn’t love this, so many interesting videos
Sites I did not like (mostly because they were not what I have listed below):
- sphinn- looks cheap and like it contains many advertisements
- readdit- too messy
Things I found helpful on new sites:
- When the “about” or information on a certain website is easily seen or accessible.
- When they state how they are different.
- When it is evident they are connected to other sites.
- Most of all, when they are well organized and not overcrowded and messy.
A couple of questions developed while I was looking at these sites:
- What is a good basic definition of hosting, I’m kind of confused here?
- Why are such sites as twitter, delicious, myspace, and facebook so popular?