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Find a new book with Goodreads

Goodreads is a social networking site dedicated to book lovers everywhere. Here you can post up books you've read or are planning to read on your virtual book shelves and get book suggestions based on what others have reviewed. Like any good social networking site, your experience here is only as good as the number of friends in your network. If you don't currently have any friends (on the site...

Google Reader adds Google Talk for sharing

Google has added a new way to share your favorite feeds and articles with friends, through Google Talk, aka the Gmail address book. Google Reader has included a "Share" button for a while now, but if you wanted people to actually read your shared listings, you had to direct them to a URL or RSS feed. Now your Google Talk contacts can also see the items you're sharing on their Google Reader page....

MySpace IM with Skype released

MySpace is on the move to add some extra value to their online offerings, and as we mentioned in October, it looks like things are starting with an overhaul of their IM tool. In its previous incarnation, MySpaceIM was a bare bones instant messaging application. It launched early last year and then disappeared for a while. Now myspaceim is back, and MySpace has partnered with Skype to add VoIP...

LinkedIn gets a beta facelift and developer platform

LinkedIn, the professional networking site, has released new features, including a homepage redesign and developer platform. Sure this is going to be a little more useful to business users, but does LinkedIn need to expand and focus outside the business sector to make things stickier? LinkedIn's new focus seems like an effort to emulate what Facebook has had with outside web applications. The new...

Facebook "is" updating status messages

Quick, name the most annoying thing about your Facebook profile? The status message! Trying to contort your status to fit the "is" from updates using the proper English language often proves extremely challenging. How many times have you ignored the "is" altogether and just inserted whatever you wanted, whether it made sense or not? Fear not, Facebook has listened to their users. Over 164,000...

Social networks of the future could be email based

While Facebook, Friendster and MySpace are the big names in social networking these days, tomorrow's social networking giants could be Yahoo! and Google. And we're not talking about Google's OpenSocial platform. The New York Times' Saul Hansel suggests that Yahoo! and Google are working on bringing social networking features to your email account. Think about it. What's the first thing that...

Blackberry gets Facebook'd

Now you can stay in touch with friends using Facebook for Blackberry, a standalone application. Sure Facebook can be accessed normally through the likes of mobile browsers like Opera, but this new application provides more streamlined and optimized mobile access for Facebook. After installing the application, users can send and view messages, photos, pokes, and wall posts. They will also be able...

BOOMj.com merges with Time Lending: Why we care

Techcrunch is reporting this morning that real estate sales company Time Lending California has acquired social networking site BOOMj.com. Time Lending admits that it deals in "direct marketing" and BOOMj.com is a site aimed at the Baby Boomer (and older) generation. Let's connect the dots, shall we? Since it's not likely that social networking is part of Time Lending's business model, what other...

LinkedIn profile pictures

LinkedIn is planning to let users add profile images starting today. This is something that has been a long time coming, and is pretty much the standard for social networks of all kinds. Other social networks are way ahead of the game, but LinkedIn is trying its best to stay on track and give its users what they want. The addition of images in personal profile pages might not be that important...

Google acquires Zingku

Google has made yet another acquisition, this time extending into the mobile space with Zingku. Zingku is a mobile social network. Simply put, the service gives users the ability to send and receive text and picture messages between friends. It is a way for trusted friends to send invitations using the standard text messaging service that is available on all mobile devices. The service is also...

ThinkMTV, a social network that makes a difference

What better company to get into the social network game than MTV? The Viacom owned property hits the perfect user base for social gatherings and has the backers on hand that can make a difference. The idea came out of a youth survey in 2006, with the chief aim for the ThinkMTV network being to gather activists together and interact both on and offline. Topics will range from HIV, global...

Facebook Moo's

Moo cards, made popular by their partnership with web based photo storage site Flickr, have opened up their services to the Facebook user base. Moo will now be taking advantage of the millions of photos uploaded daily to social networks and give users a link to pull in photos to get printed. Facebook users will be able to browse photos, tags or albums and purchase note cards, business cards or...

An inside look at Yahoo! Mash

With a sprinkling of MySpace and a dusting of Facebook, Yahoo! Mash comes out to grab some social networking pageviews. The new Yahoo! Mash social network has features that are similar to those in the popular Facebook and MySpace. There are different widgets and modules like Flickr RSS feeds, Guestbooks as well as Blog and Astrology modules that can be placed on personal profile pages. Personal...