Wednesday, June 11, 2008

The business of social networking

Lately, the buzz in the business community is social networking. It's not just for teens and young adults anymore. Thousands of entrepreneurs have taken their businesses online and are enjoying free advertising. Communities have been popping up everywhere. Indiepublic, Divaprenuers, We love Etsy, are all apart one community, Ning, which allows you to even create your own social network and invite friends to join. And of course there's Myspace and Facebook. Twitter is another site that is similar, but allows you to see how others are doing by writing a short, quick to the point, sentence.

I must admit, at first, I was very skeptical. My husband and children all had Myspace pages and many people were telling me I need one. It took me a year before I joined, but I'm so glad I did! I have gotten many leads and sales from social networking that would have never came to my website otherwise.

I encourage any of you who don't have a social networking site that you belong to join the hottest trend in business marketing. Check out my myspace page for an example at:


dcyrill said...

To keep all your social networks, email, photos, blogs and internet feeds look at It is an internet browser that allows you to have all that stuff together in one unit. I downloaded it yesterday and it rocks.

Anne-Marie said...

Thanks for the tip about

I'll head over to check that out for sure. We've been using lately and it seems to be an aggregator as well.

I'm headed to now.

Stacie B. said...

Sounds like I need too!