Some of the hottest free and functional online networking apps (in no particular order). Simply follow the link by clicking on the name of the site to check it out:
Much like facebook but slightly more elegant and with the benefit of being able to create circles to sort your friends.
Connect with friends and families, organise events, share photos and interact with others via a myriad of web applications.
Short and sweet networking application. Fun and simple. Connect with your friends and colleagues via ‘tweets’.
Set up networks with friends and colleagues. Handy online CV and recommendation system. Makes it easy to keep up with networks and job opportunities.
Nice social app for the blog lover. Has the usual updates, photo stats,messaging systems, etc. plus the additional perk of getting rewarded for the clicks your page gets.
Great social app for those in the entertainment industry. Makes it really easy to connect with fellow entertainers, view each others work and support your favourites.
Allows you to create and host your own forum. Easy to use even for beginners in the forum world.
If you have joined several of these networks and find it hard to keep updating all of them I would recommend that you manage them and your instant messengers by using the add-on – http://yoono.com – compatible for use with Mozilla Firefox or Windows Desktop
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- How to Master Facebook for Business in 2011 [Free Ebook] (hubspot.com)
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- 25 Best Android Apps For Social Networking (voiceable.org)