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Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Lists of social networking sites – mainly for the 50-plus

For the past 3 months I have had a Post-It note on my computer screen saying: “publish a list of social networking sites”. Because I harp-on about the subject so much I often get approached to provide a list of 50-plus sites. Rather than keep doing it by e-mail I thought I would get the details onto my blog. That was in September but other stuff kept getting in the way.

So apologies to the owners of all of the sites I have missed or put in the wrong category. Send me an e-mail and I will update my master listing.

A great blog about all stuff social networking
mashable.com

Social Networking services
affinitycircles.com
socialplatform.com
joomla.com
ning.com
peepagg.net

Sites with imbedded social networking. In my view the way of the future.
Care.com
waitrose.com
cafemom.com
last.fm
tripadvisor.com
flixster.com
dogster.com
decornextdoor.com

Oldie-centric social networking sites - not listed in any order of priority. It will be interesting to see how many of these are still around in a year’s time.
Eons
grownups.co.nz
egenerations.com
eldr
overfiftiesfriends
mapleandleek
50connect
myboomerplace.com
boomertowne.com
boomer-living.com
boomj.com
secondprime
boomergirl.com
lifetwo.com
teebeedee.com
over50s.com
lifestyle60.com/
55-alive.com
pastfifty.net
Sagazone

For those of you interested in designing online social networks: The theories of social groups is not a bad article to read.

Finally, if you want to read somebody who really (I mean really) understands this social networking stuff then you should subscribe to danah boyd’s blogs apophenia and Many-to-Many That's it - the note has been ceremonially torn up and put into the bin!Dick Stroud

1 comment:

Chuck Nyren said...

There are literally hundreds. It's one of the silliest web social phenomenons - all these silly sites - and for the most part, they're all the same.

A few more:

http://www.itsboomertime.com/

http://www.boomerzest.com/

http://www.life-over-50.com/

http://www.over50web.net/

http://boomspeak.com/

http://www.rezoom.com/

And a big one with obviously lots of money behind it - in your back yard:

http://www.wanobe.com/