Category Archives: WTF Series

WTF is Ello?

Ello avoids the drama of friend requests, yet cuts back on the noise found on Twitter. This is done by the “follow” feature (Twitter-y) being broken down into two categories, “friends” and “noise.” That means you can switch back and forth between the people you know and the people you find interesting. Nice touch, Ello. Continue reading

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WTF is Brightkite?

Brightkite is a microblog, like Twitter, with a few extra features, such as the option to comment on or like another’s post.  Also, pictures are posted directly to the stream rather than linking, which is something I’ve always wished Twitter … Continue reading

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WTF is HootSuite?

In my recent little blog series, I’ve been sketching out a few social networks that werepreviously unfamiliar to me.  HootSuite is not really a social network, but it is pretty impressive, and has real potential for business. To start, URLs … Continue reading

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WTF is Friendster?

Friendster is not to be confused with FriendFeed, which is exactly how I stumbled upon this one. This network is like RadioShack; no one ever really goes there anymore, and the occasional lost soul that wanders in is bombarded with … Continue reading

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WTF is FriendFeed?

Friendfeed is, not surprisingly, focused on the feed function much like the current feed-king supreme, Twitter.  It has some pretty handy features, such as an easy import of contacts from Facebook, Buzz, and Twitter.  This network specializes in making things … Continue reading

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WTF is Ning?

Ning has a lot of potential, enabling its user to “build your own social network.”  It is a clever blending of platforms, allowing for a great deal of content and widgets (WordPress) and a community of users (Facebook) who receive … Continue reading

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