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Friday, December 12, 2008

Acobay

There's a fairly new networking site that I want to discuss today. Networking is a wonderful way to make friends, get yourself noticed, increase traffic (which is my current goal), or just have fun.

acobay is a networking site that works a bit differently than the ones I've seen before. With Acobay, you create your profile and then tell the world about the products you use or the places you like to visit. In this way, you can connect with other people who like the same products or visit the same places. It's a way to meet people that you may have something in common with or just market yourself to increase interest in your ventures. (For me, I'm marketing my blog. I want more visitors...I want more loyal readers...So I network.)

The site is still relatively new, but the process is simple. I opened my account today and posted some of my stuff to my list. I even did a bit of browsing of the other stuff that was already posted. I found a magazine - Taste of Home - that was being discussed. Naturally I joined in the discussion because I know a bit about that magazine and wanted to get noticed. How else can one get noticed unless one speaks up, right?

What I would like to say about Acobay is this: The FAQs are limited and not very helpful, so you're basically working it out on your own. Luckily, the system is fairly easy to navigate without much direction. It took me a bit of playing to figure out how to leave comments and such on an item because the buttons are not clearly labeled, and they don't have that nifty pop-up box that tells you what they are. Maybe in the course of the construction, the designers of the site will make these aspects a bit easier to use.

If you want to get in on the ground floor of a brand new social networking site that shows promise...go sign up at acobayand get busy sharing your stuff... (Mom always advocates the concept of sharing, after all.)

2 comments:

Jeanie said...

That sounds interesting and useful. I'll have to check it out. Thanks for sharing.

The Mind of a Mom said...

Hey Mom

I will go over and check it out, thanks for sharing!