As usual, during the week I check out sites such as Facebook,LinkdIn and MySpace, along with Twitter. Lately, ever since Facebook undertook some changes, I started to see different "Highlights" on the right side of the Facebook main page. I think that the section is incredibly important for advertising different sites and programs.For instance, I realized that 17 of my friends are part of a site called www.livingsocial.com. I like to look at the site as a Zagat that goes well beyond restaurants and pubs. At LivingSocial, you can keep track of what you like, discover new things to try, and find out what your friends enjoy, all in one place. As described on Facebook to introduce people to it, it's stated that:
LivingSocial.com is a social discovery and cataloging network that allows people to review and share their favorite movies, books, games, music, restaurants and beer. As the most comprehensive interest-based online community, LivingSocial is now helping more than 7.5 million users catalogue their interests, seamlessly integrating with Facebook, MySpace, Bebo, hi5, and Orkut.
Maybe I'm wrong but it appears to me that when I signed up for www.livingsocial.com that it's geared towards iPhone users since it automatically asked me to transfer information from an iPhone(which I don't have).Other than that it's basically like a poll for people to take on their favorite movie, beer, etc. and others can view it. Afterall, word-of-mouth is the most effective advertising isn't it?!
Other than www.livingsocial.com,I've been looking for new music. As usual, I use Pandora which I love because I leave it on when I do not have time to look for music and just do things around the house. But after last class on March 24, I wanted to check out www.last.fm and I love it!!!! It's a wonderful site where you get a lot of feedback from users just like you who share similar music tastes as you. I've come across many international users which I think is an interesting way to communicate with people throughout the world, not to mention being exposed to music I would not typically hear to Z100 or KTU.
I must add that this class has exposed me to sites I would not have looked for myself. Thanks to everyone for the interesting postings!