Social Networks

Social networks cover every topic imaginable. Understanding which social networks are safe and which ones aren't is an important step.

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How Google Plus Works

Google has tried to launch social-based products before with limited success. Could Google Plus break the trend and become the next big social network?

How do you add a blog to your Facebook page?

Use the Facebook application, Notes, to add a blog to your Facebook page. Learn how to add a blog to your Facebook page from this article.

How do you unhide friends on Facebook?

You can change default Facebook settings to enable or block friends from sharing specific content, such as posts or pictures. Learn how to unhide friends in this article.

How Foursquare Works

Smartphones enable us to interact with the world around us in many different ways. Foursquare turns a night on the town into a great big game with real rewards.

How Classmates.com Works

How many of you have lost touch with an old school friend? Classmates.com was founded to help people reconnect with one another. But why is the site so restrictive?

How EasyNews Works

USENET has been offering Internet users the chance to talk to one another since 1979. But true USENET fans want more. What does EasyNews offer them that their ISPs don't?

How Ravelry Works

Social networking sites on the Internet have brought people with all kinds of interests together. Knitting and crocheting enthusiasts hang out on Ravelry. But what can you do on the site?

How Quizilla Works

One craze that's taken off across many social networking sites is the ability to create quizzes for your friends and followers. Quizilla helps you do just that.

How MiGente Works

MiGente is a social networking site with a focus on Latino culture in the United States. What services does the site offer that helps people make new friends?

How Orkut Works

Orkut is a social network that's popular in many parts of the world, though it lags behind many others in the United States. How did this Google site get its start?

How Google Groups Works

Google Groups has several features that can help you keep in touch with friends, connect with people who have similar interests, and organize projects and presentations.

How Hi5 Works

Hi5 is a social networking site that's based in the United States but more popular in other countries around the world.

How MocoSpace Works

Want to make friends and keep them with you on the go? MocoSpace may be just the social networking site for you. And you don't even have to have a fancy smartphone to use it.

How WeeWorld Works

Have you ever thought about designing a cartoon character of yourself? Well, you're not alone. In fact, more than 26 million people have already done just that -- in WeeWorld.

How Xanga Works

Xanga is a blogging community -- in fact, it says so right on the site's home page. But does Xanga offer more to users than simply a place to post their daily musings?

How Zwinky Works

Imagine walking around Zwinktopia's Zwinchester mall with your Zcard in-hand -- loaded with Zbucks. If you don't recognize any of these terms, then you must not be one of Zwinky's more than 16 million users.

How GenForum Works

Millions of people are using Internet resources to research their roots. GenForum is one of the many resources available to both budding and seasoned genealogists alike, though unlike many other sites, it depends heavily on its users to function.

How Stickam Works

Stickam is a social networking site that lets you share broadcasts of yourself with your friends. Some people love it, but not everyone has embraced the Stickam phenomenon.

How Bebo Works

Bebo is one of the most popular social networking sites in the world. It's part of the AOL family of Web sites, but what else sets it apart from the competition?

How BabyCenter Works

There are lots of social networking sites out there, but few of them are aimed at parents. On BabyCenter, you can talk to other parents and find answers to all your questions.

How Chatango Works

In the 30 years that chat rooms have been around, social networking sites have evolved into sophisticated and complex systems. Chatango.com caters to our need for real-time communication online.

How Yelp Works

The lifeblood of many local businesses is word of mouth. Online social networking sites like Yelp simply make it easier for people to spread the word about their experiences -- good and bad alike.

How the Gaia Community Works

If you're into yoga, green cleaning products, conscious capitalism and inspirational Gandhi quotes, you might enjoy this social network. Can an online community really change the world?

How Ustream Works

If you'd like to be a broadcaster, but it doesn't look as if CNN or Fox News are going to sign you, do-it-yourself via Ustream. You can anchor to the masses from your very own home.

How eBuddy Works

It can be difficult to chat online when you have too many friends using different messaging services, but you can use eBuddy to combine all of your contacts into one list.


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