Day 30: Crossing the Futility Line
Well my friends, the end is here. I learned many things on this journey and plan to share them over the next few weeks. In particular, I discovered that a couple of weeks of Twitter use can’t make you a social media expert (BTW, it takes at least a couple of years in a busted consumer Internet firm or a short stint as a used car salesman to seal the deal).
As always, these picks are for entertainment purposes only (no wagering, please).
Digfoot -I thought I had seen it all with aggregation sites until I found Digfoot. They take things to another level with a list of 3,701 sites (yes, you read that right, 3,701 sites). I believe we have a winner.
Diigo – I can just hear their PR guy prepping their CEO for the big press briefing: “We’re powerful research tool and a knowledge-sharing community, not a social bookmarking site.” I dunno folks, looks like another bookmarking site to me.
Orkut – A social networking and discussion site with an odd name operated by Google.
Disqus -I can use this site to turn my blog comments into an online discussion. To be honest, I am a little short on comments right now. You could help with that, please…
Skyrock -Share pictures and video… Meet friends… Does this sound familiar? It does, however, seem to have some traffic.
GetSatisfaction – “Get Satisfaction is a place where people can get the most from the products they use”. These guys provide a free community where businesses and their customers can share ideas and solve problems. You should check out the list of companies using this site.
Kirtsy – In their words: “Kirtsy is a social media platform of pure goodness. A plaza for the peachy. A portal to the pretty. A place to find cool things…. And more.” Wow, I am speechless.
Funny or Die – You know the end is near when celebrities a piece of the VC fueled action. We can thank Will Farrell for his support of this site.
Orangutag -And finally we have number 100. As if I don’t already watch too much TV, I can now create a watchlist for my favorite shows and get a personalized RSS feed to share them with everyone. I just need a super BigGulp, a half gallon of ice cream and a bag of Doritos to go with this site.