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Ning’s Announcment

It appears as though this announcement is being talked about everywhere…

It has just announced that it is killing off its free product, forcing existing free networks to either make the change to premium accounts or migrate their networks elsewhere.

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Ping – update social networks

    ping.fm – 2008

Ping.fm is a simple service that makes updating your social networks a snap.

Ping allows you to post updates to multiple services at the same time. Below are some of the services that ping currently supports:

  • wordpress
  • twitter
  • pownce
  • jaiku
  • plurk
  • plaxo
  • facebook
  • blogger
  • myspace
  • friendster
  • delicious
  • friendfeed

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Why Join a Social Network?

taken form the MSNBC article – http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25707391

With so many social networks and related communities, the choice is overwhelming. Why and maybe which type should you join?

There are two purposes to social networks,” says Jason Alba, author of “I’m On Facebook, Now What?” and “I’m on LinkedIn, Now What?”

  • networking
  • to enhance your brand

LinkedIn has carved out a strong identification within the professional, job-seeking world,” says William Madway, professor of marketing at the Villanova School of Business. “It can offer more contacts and a professional, trustworthy environment for career-related networking. So, if I were attempting to advance myself professionally or career-wise, I’d be very inclined to turn first and foremost to LinkedIn.”

If LinkedIn just seems too suit-and-tie for you, Facebook is a good alternative and also on the list for many networking gurus.

Another site getting a lot of attention these days is Squidoo, a favorite for marketing expert Penny Sansevieri. She says it’s the best site for career enhancing because “you can upload a video of you, the page is very interactive, you can add widgets, a blog, just about anything.”

 There’s also some value in joining online networking groups that are focused on a particular geographic area, adds Mashable’s Ostrow. He recommends using Meetup.com to find out about groups in your area. Just put in your topic of interest and zip code, and you can find out about networking opportunities in your town.

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Plaxo

www.plaxo.com – Mountainview, Ca – owned by Comcast – Napster co-founder, Sean Parker, was one of Plaxo’s founders.

Social networking site that allows you to connect and stay in touch with family and friends, share photos, videos, reviews and more.

Basically an aggregator – allows you to connect with websites you use and share content from the websites you use like Flickr, YouTube, Digg and over 30 others.

Focuses on contact information: Plaxo helps keep people connected by solving the common and frustrating problem of out-of-date contact information. Users and their contacts store their information on Plaxo’s servers. When a user edits their own information, the changes appear in the address books of all those who listed the user in their own address books. Because contacts are stored in a central location, it’s possible to list connections between contacts and access the address book from anywhere.

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