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Social networking and discussion site operated by Orkut can be used by business people and co-www.orkut.com Social Networking 133 2004 Google. workers interested in networking. Photobucket can be used to share photos. If there are any visual elements to your company, or the products and services you offer, Photobucket Provides image hosting for auctions, live journals, offers a new avenue for spreading the word aboutwww.photobucket.com Photo Sharing blogs, message boards, personal websites and 41 2003 who you are and what you do. online photo albums. Read more: http://www.smallbusinesssem.com/articles/mark Save time by posting to multiple social networkswww.ping.fm Social Network Aggregator Update all of your social networks at once. 2708 2008 simultaneously. Stay in touch with the people you care about. Use Pulse to see what your network is creating Pulse is a dashboard for seeing what the people and sharing online — their blogs, their photos,www.plaxo.com Social Media Aggregator 1416 2002 you know are creating and sharing all over the their reviews, etc. You can also use Pulse in all open web. the places where you create or share your stuff. Allows users to send updates (otherwise known Use to share short messages, links, and videoswww.plurk.com Micro-Blogging as plurks) through short messages or links, which 1010 2008 with your network. can be up to 140 text characters in length. You can identify people as acquaintances, friends, family or just somebody youre following. Adding Google+ is an amalgamation of several Googlewww.plus.google.com Social Networking a circle for colleagues and professional 1 2011 services. connections only takes a few seconds. Click the website link to read more. Integrated and automatic posting to other social A place to post everything. Just email Posterous media tools such as Flickr, Twitter, and Facebook,www.posterous.com Micro-Blogging your photos, video, MP3, and/or other files and 1553 2009 a built-in Google Analytics package, and custom they will post your email to blog. themes.
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