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Sunday, July 23, 2006

MyBlogLog Communities Unites Bloggers!

For those of you bloggers that have been living under a rock, check out MyBlogLog Communities - the social network for bloggers. Now before you get all huffy that there is yet another social network out there, hold your horses - this one is different. Why? MyBlogLog Communities has the potential to transform the blogosphere into a distributed social network.

Ever want to drop a comment to a fellow blogger about some random topic? Ever want to know the blogs your favorite bloggers get their dish from? Ever want your readers to know who else reads your blog? The answer is here - MyBlogLog.

MySpace requires you to host your profile, social network, and blog on their site. If you want to publish anything, you have to do it their way. Moreover, with all the hub-bub about security at MySpace, your ability to customize pages there has become exceedingly limited. On the flip-side, blogs enable tons of customization. Unfortunately, blogging platforms tend to lack good community features. Bloggers have been left to fend for themselves in the cold reaches of cyberspace...until now.

After signing up for a MyBlogLog account, you have access to JavaScript code snippets that enable you to track you blog's usage. Not only does the service enable you to track your blog, but it also enables you to connect with fellow blog-geeks. This is where it gets interesting. MyBlogLog gives each blogger a "space" that shows blogs he/she authors, other communities they are following, and a place for folks to leave general comments. They also offer cool widgets to enhance your blog with social functionality. In short, MyBlogLog communities gives blog-geeks the cool community features offered by MySpace, without forcing them to give up their right to publish the way they want.

Fred
, Ed, Pete and many others have already started to actively use the service. I hope it continues to pick up - it is one of the few interesting social network plays out there. Best of luck Eric!

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p.s. Todd Sampson stole my avatar! JK :)

8 Comments:

  • At 9:39 AM, Blogger Hooman said…

    Todd is working to give me my Avatar back. Thank you. Sigh. :)

     
  • At 6:56 AM, Anonymous The Foo said…

    Hi there Hooman, nicely said on the article. I am new at the blogging and the "social networking" scene but have found mybloglog has a very friendly atmostphere with great other fellow bloggers.

     
  • At 9:13 PM, Blogger Hooman said…

    Thanks! If you are interested in social networking and blogging, definitely stay tuned. We will have some fun discussions on Convergence soon. Also, I have a new blog that I will be launching soon centered on Widgets which will play a huge role in the personal publication space.

     
  • At 10:18 AM, Anonymous Daniel Sitter said…

    I enjoyed this post and your blog in general.

    Have only been a MyBlogLog member for less than a week has already revealed the value in this great resource! I recommend it highly.

    Best regards,
    Dan

     
  • At 3:06 AM, Anonymous forum widget said…

    Hi HOOMAN,

    I was not aware of mybloglog social networking website. I just checked it and found it very friendly atmosphere there. Certainly, great way of increasing social network for bloggers.

     
  • At 4:31 PM, Anonymous Lowering Blood Pressure without Medication said…

    MyBlogLog is now *dead*. Yahoo got rid of some of their stuff.

     
  • At 10:23 AM, Anonymous cialis online said…

    Excellent thanks i wonder if this web are gonna be banned some day (joke) is cool that there's a community like this because you can meet new people every day.

     
  • At 11:34 AM, Anonymous online pharmacy said…

    Thanks for share the link, it's going to be the nicest link at bookmarks. I didn't know anything about MyBlogLog so, I will visit it as soon as possible.

     

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