Facebook vs. Other Social Networking Sites: When to Use Which Sites

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It's no doubt that social networking websites have single-handedly changed the way we interact with each other. While Facebook may be the first life-altering site to come to mind, there are others that have made their mark in their own special way. Here are five examples of some of the hottest social networking websites right now and what makes them so popular:

  1. MySpace: Oh yes, this social networking website is still out there, though it mainly consists of pre-teens, glittered fonts, underground bands, and Tom.
  2. Twitter: A social network website that forces you to relay your thought, circulate a link, or give a shout out in under 140 characters. It has become one of the biggest news sources thanks to its instantaneous updates and viral tendencies, and everyone from your next door neighbor to your teen to your favorite celebrity can micro-blog their thoughts through the quick status updates. It even has its own lingo for interaction between users. Go ahead, follow me.
  3. LinkedIn: Once you reach a certain age and maturity, you may want to join LinkedIn (I just joined about two weeks ago). It's a social networking website for professionals, where you can beef up your contact list, get recommendations from past employers, and connect with those your industry. 
  4. StumbleUpon: A social bookmarking site, it allows users to post their favorite sites, using tags (aka keywords) to categorize and organize them. Other users can add them to their own collection or share them. It's like passing around a link via email to your friends but without that annoyingly long email chain that tends to ensue afterward. Though I must warn you, it's very easy to spend hours on this site -- it's programmed to show you stories of things that interest you. 
  5. CafeMom: I saved the best for last. Just kidding. (Okay, not really. We actually are the best.) CafeMom is, well, you're on it. We here at The Stir are the blog for the website targeted to moms. While our blog is open to the public, you must be a member (sorry, moms only ... but it's free!) to enjoy the social networking perks that include over 70,000 groups on every topic imaginable (there's even one called LOLcats), Q&As between moms, games, journals, and more. 

What's your favorite social networking website?

Images via CafeMom.com, Twitter.com, Facebook.com, LinkedIn.com, StumbleUpon.com, MySpace.com

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stare... starestrada

Out of all of those we are the best I love Cafemom!

Lokis... LokisMama

I love Cafemom.  Facebook and Myspace I mostly use to keep in touch with old friends from high school.  I used Twitter for a while but didn't really see the point when the only person following me was me. 

LoriA... LoriAnn87

Facebook and Cafe mom.

Lians... Liansmommie

Cafemom obviously, but I force myself to use facebook and twitter, because their cafemom perks involved.

clean... cleanaturalady

I am on Cafemom and Facebook mostly.  I follow a few people on Twitter, but I don't post there much.  Just read what others have posted.  I mean, who can resist Shitmydadsays?

Radarma Radarma

The cyber-watercooler keeps us all afloat these days.


Cafemom is a pioneer of sorts, and  I am proud to be a part of their wagon train. Yee-Haw.

beckie66 beckie66

CafeMom, of course!  I still use MySpace, too, to keep up with my favorite bands.  I tried FaceBook, didn't like it, but kept my account for my son to use to play games.  I used Twitter for a few months earlier this year, but it just got to be another chore, so I deleted my account.  CafeMom keeps me plenty busy!


typing  you rock

Carey... Carey2006

Hands down.....CAFEMOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


moms rock

nonmember avatar Sharron

Hey I know this is off topic but I was wondering if you knew of any widgets I could add to my blog that
automatically tweet my newest twitter updates.
I've been looking for a plug-in like this for quite some time and was hoping maybe you would have some experience with something like this. Please let me know if you run into anything. I truly enjoy reading your blog and I look forward to your new updates.

nonmember avatar Kiera

Appreciate the recommendation. Let me try it out.

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