Trending this month



September 24, 2007

Kinds of Social Media Categories


when we talk about social media,most of us either mean social bookmarks like digg,simpy or delicious or social networks like MySpace,Facebook,Tagworld .

But these are merely two kinds of social media . The word social media encompasses a lot of other social actions like collaborating,tagging and sharing.Social media enables users to socialize online and undertake tasks that can be collaborated in real time, online and can be shared across the internet .The greater the user involvement in social media sites ,the more the system becomes robust. This is one of the most important web2.o foundations. All web2.0 sites are user generated and the social hierarchy of the content ultimately becomes the user's responsibility . This is an important breakaway from the traditional web1.0 habit.While earlier publishers pushed content to the users which was often outdated and not in sync with the greater social need of the users, Web2.0 relies heavily on users to co-create,collaborate and co-rank content which address the need for the social online users through sharing tagging and collaborating in real time .

These social software or social media are selected examples of social software products and services that facilitate a variety of forms of social human contact.

* 1 Blogs
* 2 Clipping
* 3 Collaboration
* 4 Instant messaging
* 9 Media sharing
* 10 Media cataloging
* 11 Personals
* 12 Social bookmarking
* 13 Social cataloging
* 14 Social citations
* 15 Social evolutionary computation
* 16 Social networks
* 17 Virtual worlds
* 18 Wikis

Blogger/Blogging

Community Server
Xanga
Wordpres
Blogspot
Typepad

Collaboration Tools

Wrike.com: Online project management sharing
Associatedcontent.com:
Sharing content online
thinkature.com:
Real time collaboration on the web
scribd.com:
Online Document sharing
dimdim.com:
Web meeting service based on open platform
minutesinaminute.com:
Create manage your company agenda in minutes
conceptshare.com:
Online design Collaboration
trailfire.com:
Trail your comments/links on the web
wridea.com:
Brainstorm your ideas online
kaboodle.com: Online Social Shopping
Basecamphq.com Project Collaboration Online


Social Media sharing

Flickr
YouTube
Zooomr
Picnik

Personals
eHarmony.com
Match.com
OkCupid
Passado
Yahoo! Personals

Social bookmarking

Blue Dot
del.icio.us
Digg
Diigo
Furl
GiveALink.org
Ma.gnolia
My Web
Netscape
Netvouz
Newsvine
Reddit
Simpy
Bluedot
StumbleUpon
Simpy
Netvouz
Diigo
Blinklist

Social cataloging

Librarything
Shelfari

Social citations

BibSonomy
bibster
CiteULike
Connotea
refbase

Social evolutionary computation

Knowledge iN
Yahoo Answers
Answerbag
Amazon Answer service
Yedda.com
Msn Answers ( Live QnA )

List of social networking websites

Virtual worlds
Second Life
MySpace
Facebook
Tagged
Tafworld

Active Worlds

Wikis