Posts Tagged ‘social’

Okcupid: Interactive Dating Application

March 2nd, 2009

okcupid LogoAs with most dating applications, Okcupid is designed to bring you closer to people you want to meet, but okcupid adds tests on top of the usual tools to make searching fun and interactive. Read More »

Psismic: Content Driven Dating Application

February 25th, 2009

Psismic Logo Psismic uses an unusual approach to matching - they use user content to narrow potential partners. Unlike many applications that use a database (I like fries, she likes fries) approach, Psismic encourages you to post content you like and see if others like it. Read More »

Dating and Web 2.0

February 20th, 2009

So Valentines Day came and went and maybe you flew solo or found yourself sharing your candy sweethearts with more than the neighbor. Well, fellow romantics, web 2.0 has a way to find that one special someone. Read More »

Web 2.0 For Musicians and Music Professionals

January 31st, 2009

Bands, scouts, and labels have long used social networks as a way to promote themselves or scout new talent, but what listeners and musicians may not be aware of are the applications designed specifically for new music. Anything from independent marketplaces to networks that combine social interaction with marketplaces (the Listio search music+business will give you a good sampling) are available - online and ready at any hour (yes, even after your gig). Read More »

WeBook: Social Book Publishing

January 19th, 2009

WeBook Logo Not all publishers take your book as is - there's a new kind of publishing - one that's very web 2.0. Social, interactive, and all online, WeBook brings your friends and the community together to publish. Read More »

Comparing Event Management Applications: Eventbrite, Amiando, MadeIt, Eventsbot

November 14th, 2008

As we looked at the event management applications this week we were impressed by how simple it was to create an event and manage it - each of the applications could do this - yet there were some that stood above the rest. Navigation-wise, all of the applications were easy to move around, but Eventbrite, with its straightforward graphics and spacing was the most appealing. Read More »

Managing Events With Web 2.0

November 10th, 2008

It's one thing to organize a party - something that most people will confess some frustration with - but to organize an event, a full sized affair with all the invites and lists, that's a special skill. To help with that task are Event Management applications, web 2.0 with the organizational tools to keep even the most complicated of events on track. Read More »

FeedEachOther: A Social RSS Reader

October 1st, 2008

FeedEachOther ListingWith so much news and information out there, we all could use a little help to make it more accessible, but what if we want to share what we find? FeedEachOther is an application with this in mind; get the news you care about and provide a way to share information without pestering your friends with emails. Read More »

Twhirl: Twitter Tool All Boxed Up

August 28th, 2008

Twhirl ListingTwhirl calls itself a social software client, but don't let that fool you. It's a tool for microblogging and keeping up with all those social networks scattered across the net. Part aggregate, part toolbox, Twhirl lets you get the feeds from several of the popular social sites, including Twitter, Seesmic, Friendfeed, and Each of these microblogging sites offers different content, but since Twhirl was built with Twitter in mind, let's talk about how Twhirl works with Twitter. Read More »

What is Twitter? An Explanation Of Microblogging

August 25th, 2008

Twitter LogoThere's a good chance you've heard about it, maybe even have been to it, but maybe you just didn't get to that next step. If so, let Listio guide you through Twitter, one of the most popular microblogging platforms. So what is microblogging? Glad you asked. Microblogging is the term for social networks such as Twitter that allow users to post short (micro) blogs of less than 140 characters. Read More »

iLike: Find What Music You Like And I Like

August 7th, 2008

iLike ListingOne of the major elements in web 2.0 has been the application of social networking, and we've seen it integrated into anything from blogging to politics. iLike, the web 2.0 application for music discovery, uses the favorite tracks of the community - specifically friends - to bring you music recommendations. Read More »

Jango: Music Suggestion And Networking

August 6th, 2008

Jango ListingLet's jump in. From the beginning Jango is off to a good start - there's no download, and you don't even need a login to get streaming music with suggestions. Jango will let you create a "station," which is to say a starting point for your music playlist, and will cater the streaming music to that choice. Vote up or down with the emoticon icons near the top or forward to the next song with the track controls at top left. Read More »

Dating Online: Niche Social Networks

May 13th, 2008

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Overbooked? Leave It To Us.

May 12th, 2008

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