Or even before that, there was a site called 'Friendster.' However, Myspace killed Friendster with all of the 'interactive' features.
(I know both of these sites still exist, but does anyone actually visit them anymore?)
Then somehow, Facebook came along...and with it's easy simplicity of letting people know "What's on your mind," it somehow became the site to be on.
I only know a small handful of people who have resisted the lure of Facebook.
Flash forward to today: Not only is Facebook's popularity still in its' prime, but now you have Twitter, and so many various other social media outlets!
I am also now using DailyMile. It's a great, fairly new, site that allows you to track your daily fitness! It's sort of like a facebook for athletes. If you run, swim, bike or whatever, I encourage you to join...and add me as a friend!
Part of what is great about dailymile is that friends can help motivate you, or keep you accountable to get your workouts in.Foursquare works with your mobile device's GPS. If you have an iphone, Droid, etc. then it allows the phone to pick up where your current location is.
When I first checked it out, i thought it was sort of pointless and decided not to use it. However, when one of my friends sent me a friend request, I looked into it again...and then decided to give it a shot.
Now, I am hooked. It is sort of a game. Very fun and simple. The more places you visit, the more points you get. Also, you get to see what other people have visited the places that you like to visit (whether they are your 'friends' or not.)
And if you visit a place more than anyone else, you become the 'Mayor' of that place. Oohhhh.....
I encourage you all to join, because the more people who join, the more specials/deals that the establishments will offer. Gotta love that, right?
Well, i have to say, I feel socially connected. Online, of course...
Is there any site that you use that I am missing out on? I might need to check it out.
Now i just need to find time to clear out my TiVo!