[thelist] social media sites

Martin Burns martin at easyweb.co.uk
Mon Aug 18 14:28:25 CDT 2008

On 18 Aug 2008, at 20:14, Bob Meetin wrote:

Extremely opinionated response follows :-)

> * facebook

Second rate geocities for people too lazy/incapable of building their  
own sites

> * myspace

The same, but for students

> * bebo

The same, but for teenagers

> * linkedin

Big CV repository; is useful for getting noticed by recruiters, with  
generally better leads than other CV thingies.

> * twitter

Blogging for the lazy. Fun though.

> * plaxo pulse

Aggregator of linkedin + twitter + last.fm. Irritating when you get  
people who want to link there *as well as* on linkedin.

> * digg

Slashdot groupthink, with added AOL-ness</metoo>

> * youtube

Source of much miming, TV rips. Also has fun mashups, and used very  
effectively by the Obama campaign.

> i'm putting together a data sheet for myself with some general
> recommendations for clients.  what is conspicuously missing from the
> list?



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