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What are the best social networks?
Watch out for the scammers!
There are so many to choose from.
What is a social network?
Any website that allows one to post a profile, picture and bio, and allows it's users to connect or network with others is a social network. These can be used for fun, finding a job/employee, or people with similar interests.
The most popular sites:
Facebook- The best known of the social networks. The Movie "Social Network" was all about Facebook! PROS- Almost everyone is on it and is easy to find. Also there are many groups and fan clubs to join for free. CONS- Every time you post something on a friend's wall, you get emailed every time someone else posts.
MyYearbook- A fun site with over members. This gives you the most variety of profile backgrounds. PROS- You can post "stickers" on other people's profiles. Stickers are a cartoon, movie or photo, that usually has a funny message on it. You can also "battle" your friends to win more "lunch money" to be used on this network. CONS- It tends to draw a lot of scammers and you need to be careful on this one. I just block and report them, and move on.
Tagged- Widely used by mostly singles, around the world. Put up your favorite songs for your friends to listen to.PROS- If you are looking for singles you will find them here.CONS- If you are not looking for singles, there will find YOU here. LOL. Many are a bit inappropriate compared to others social networks. There are a lot of "spambots" on here too, plus it seems to run slow a lot.
My Space-Very popular among youngsters. PROS- Well, I am not a fan of this one, but you can follow bands and make friends I suppose. CONS- It seems that more questionable activities take place on this site than many of the others I have mentioned.That is not a deterrent, one just needs to be aware.
Twitter- This one has grown quickly, and draws people for many reasons and from many different backgrounds. PROS- It is a great place to get news and updates on sports, music, events, and so on.A lot of celebs. "tweet" often, which makes this special, because you do not have to be their "friend" to read their "tweets". CONS- It isn't really set up for one on one contact and the groups are limited, as well.
Politics for All-Meet a variety of Candidates, running for office anywhere in America.PROS- You can start polls, campaigns and also ask candidates questions. CONS- If you are not a big political junkie, it can be boring.
The Best for What You are Looking for-
If you are looking for work or to promote a product of any type, I rate FACEBOOK (FB) as number 1,Twitter number 2.
If you are looking to meet fellow professionals in your are, I rateLINKED IN as number 1 and FB as number 2.
If you are looking for a date or an activity partner, I rank TAGGED as number 1 and MYYEARBOOK as number 2.
If you are looking to just have fun with others online and you are competitive, I rank MYYEARBOOK as number 1 and Facebook as number 2.My Yearbook is fun and you can learn how to do more things on line by playing around with it.
To find others of your faith or those will similar interests, I rate FB as number 1.
Other Social Networks that are not as well known-
TBD- I did not have a good experience with this one. I found it to be a bit "stuffy" and not as much fun. Just my opinion though.
LINKED IN- I like this one. You can find fellow professionals right in your own neighborhood.
Friendster- This is a gaming network rather than a social one in my opinion. But if gaming is your thing, jump in to friendster!
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