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Playing with Lifestrea.ms

Posted by Paula on January 29, 2008

For those of you who may not have heard, Lifestrea.ms launched in private beta November 14, 2007.  The premise behind this site is simply brilliant!  A site that brings together all most some of the more popular social networking sites. (Many upgrades are in the works, and the site is still in private beta, so I should give ’em a bit of a break!) Thomas Huhn, the founder of Lifestrea.ms even realized that many of us may have different online identities and different social groups and we may never want any one group to know absolutely everything there is to know! 

From Lifestrea.ms:

To put it in prose: lifestrea.ms brings together all kinds of things that you and your social network create on the web in one place. There you decide who sees what. You can share and re-publish your contents and even add additional texts and media from your lifestrea.ms dashboard. To make sharing your life easier, lifestrea.ms breaks down your social life into seven of the most important parts: public, family, friends, local, professional, romantic and secret. You have one fully adjustable profile for each of your networks. The same way you share your life with others, your network contacts share their life with you. To keep you in the loop, you can even read your newsfeeds (’cause these are written by people you follow) and your emails (’cause these are people that contact you) from inside your dashboard. Staying on top of what’s going on has never been more effortless, so come and join today and start communicating with all your friends, family and colleagues in a new way.

As I mentioned, I think this is a wonderful idea for a site.  I have played with it some today (although I had been a member for over a month) and although it does seem to be a bit quirky and frustrating at times, I can confirm that it does at least allow you to Tweet rather than logging into Twitter to give an update.  OK, my most frustrating point was with the bookmarklet to add a new feed or bookmark.  There is no way I have found to change the feed or bookmark from private to public or partially public.  This issue has already been brought up in the feedback collection being made.

So now what?  Lifestrea.ms is in private beta and you wanna join?  Leave a comment or drop me an email and I will gladly invite you to join me on Lifestrea.ms!  🙂

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Be Sure to Vote for the Eighth Annual 2008 Bloggies

Posted by Paula on January 23, 2008

Honor. Prestige. Wealth. These are some of the things that a Bloggie won’t bring you. But that won’t stop the Web from voting, because this is the annual non-profit competition that determines which blogs are the best of the best. Get ready to find out who the 2008 Weblog Awards are going to.

Be sure to place your vote on some very awesome and difficult choices at Eighth Annual Weblog Awards: The 2008 Bloggies

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Check out Blah, Blah Tech’s WP plugin “Socialize Me!”

Posted by Paula on January 23, 2008

Imagine one of your articles has been submitted to StumbleUpon. You’re getting a steady stream of visitors to your blog. With this WordPress plugin those visitors will see a simple message when they arrive: “Hi, thanks for the visit! Wayne’s on StumbleUpon, too!” with a link to your profile. It also works with Facebook, Digg, Pownce, Twitter, etc.

What I find to be even more exciting is that the people I generally want to ‘friend’ or follow don’t necessarily have their info showing on their blog, so with more people using this awesome new plugin, I have an even better chance of being able to find those people on the other social sites! For all of you bloggers out there, grab this plugin so I can follow you better! LOL yeah, right. But it was certainly worth trying, right?

You can download the plugin and learn all about it at Wayne’s blog, blah, blah technology.

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Virtual Social Networking Conference

Posted by Paula on January 23, 2008

On January 24, from 8:00 AM EST to 8:00 PM EST, the second virtual conference for the Social Networking Industry will take place right here, online. To learn more, go to: SOCIAL NETWORKING CONFERENCE – January 31 – February 1, 2008 Miami

Thought I should at least take a minute to post about the Virtual Social Networking Conference tomorrow for anyone who may be interested… I hope to at least be able to pop in tomorrow to see what’s up!

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Hawksdomain on 43 Things

Posted by Paula on January 23, 2008

Hawksdomain on 43 Things: One of my first online community experiences. This was the site I found that I love this Social Networking idea. I do not spend nearly as much time there these days, nor on the ‘sister’ sites of 43 Things43 Places, 43 People, All Consuming, and Lists of Bests.

Any of these links will take you to see what I have done or want to do, where I’ve been or want to go, and who I’ve met or want to meet. By no means take any of this as all there is to know about Hawksdomain, because most of the content you will find there was entered in 2005 and 2006. I have updated a couple of items, but not a lot. Everything you find, however, is still accurate. I have made sure of that much!

I chose this site to be my opening post, as it was my first experience within this new age of society.

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