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Social networks are online meeting places that you join, as a friend, to be a part of a friends network, which also makes you a part of the larger circle of friends of friends.
My advice to you: treat any online activity not as an anonymous event. Think about your safety for a moment before you reveal personal information that go beyond the basics of general information. Just as you wouldn’t want your phone date showing up at your work unexpectedly you shouldn’t allow a “new social friend” to learn more about yourself than you might otherwise feel comfortable doing in a first time meeting. Think of what you’d tell someone on the street about yourself who just came up to you and said “Hi” and use that as your yardstick.
A straightforward social networking service with some fun things to do. Maybe add me as a friend when you join for free?
Great features that are fun to use as a free member will really get you started in this service. Premium membership opens up all features and you'll find yourself tied to this service to chat, share videos and update your own blog. Straight and same sex singles permitted. Read our review and leave comments about this service here and join for free here.
Facebook is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them. People use Facebook to keep up with friends, upload an unlimited number of photos, share links and videos, and learn more about the people they meet. Read our review and leave comments about this service here and join for free here.
Hi5 is a global brand for young people, where over 50 million members have established accounts and personal pages. From Miami to Mumbai, Lima to Lisbon, Sydney to San Francisco, hi5 is the place where young people come to stay in touch with friends, meet new people, create & explore content, and express themselves. While on hi5, members discover friends, artists, and content. hi5 provides a platform for established artists, underground talent, and everyday people to all gain prominence amongst a worldwide audience. Our members voice their opinions and increase the significance of an artist, a person, or a piece of content. Very similar to facebook and MySpace, just different layout. Share photos, videos, interests, etc. Totally free. Read our review and leave comments about this service here and join for free here.
One of the hardest things to do for single's is to meet new people. Meetup.com gives you thousands of opportunities by joining groups that share your interests. You'll find Meetup groups for most hobbies and interests in thousands of cities all over the world. Likely one near you too. You can meet online and there are usually regularly scheduled meeting places for the members of the groups you join. If there isn't a group that you'd like to join you can always become a group organizer, follow the easy instruction and start inviting people to join your group. There are groups for all ages, religions, politics and social activities. Learning or sharing hobbies is easy in a Meetup group. An easy way to join and create groups that bring people together. Being able to meet online and in person makes Meetup.com a great way to meet people in your area that have something in common with you. Free to join and find the group of people you'd like to share your interests and time with. Read our review and leave comments about this service here and join here.
Join a new social club that organizes "Mixers" online or through your mobile phone and meet people in groups of 5 - 7 in local places. Free membership, pay no fees to meet. Local to USA only, beta version. Join this service for free here and read our review and leave comments about this service here.
MySpace is an online community that lets you meet your friends' friends. Create a private community on MySpace and you can share photos, journals and interests with your growing network of mutual friends! See who knows who, or how you are connected. Find out if you really are six people away from Kevin Bacon. Join for free, and view profiles, connect with others, blog, rank music, and much more! Read our complete review here. Free to join and use all features. You’ll easily make your space your own through the custom features available, add music, photos and videos to share (non-copyright material only). Features are easy to learn and use. Read our review and leave comments about this service here and join here.
orkut is an online community website designed for friends. The main goal of our service is to make your social life, and that of your friends, more active and stimulating. orkut's social network can help you both maintain existing relationships and establish new ones by reaching out to people you've never met before. A great way to get connected to peers, friends and friends of friends. You'll love logging in, watching your network grow, searching and browsing other members that are connected to you. Free to join, contact others, but you have to be invited first by another member. Read our review and leave comments about this service here and join here.
Friendster is an online social networking community that connects people through networks of friends for dating or making new friends. You can have up to 5 pictures available in your profile. The profile questions are quite basic, but allow you to describe yourself well, leading to introducing yourself to others. 3 types of searches will help you create or join your network of friends, search by email address, name and by interests but remember, they have to be in your network of friends before you can find and contact them. Read our review and leave comments about this service here and join here.
Twitter is a free miniblog service, capable of being added to your SMS phone service (in some areas) as well as added to your Instant Messenger (not all IM’s supported yet). Use Twitter as a way to post what you are doing, how you are feeling, anything really, to your group of Twitter and IM friends and the world. Features and improvements are expected to change Twitter for the better soon. Visit the Twitter help and FAQ pages for current details. Read our review and leave comments about this service here and join here.
Flirt140.com turns tweets into flirts when you're signed into the Flirt140.com service application that runs on the back of Twitter. You'll need a Twitter account, and from there it's all up to you. I like the simple yet effective dashboard and the features for dating that compliment twitter so well. Read our review and leave comments about this service here and join for free here.
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