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Twitter

Twitter

http://www.twitter.com

Social Networks , Microblogging
You say what you have to say and move on! I have a hard time considering Twitter a "social media" site when people are rarely social at all. I always try to connect with anyone who follows me by following back and sending a message to ask how they're doing but rarely does anyone actually reply. Most of the time they think it's fine to either favorite my tweet or retweet it. Honestly, it's just as easy to reply.

Nonetheless, I have followed some folks on Twitter that have interesting things to say and are there for more than shameless self-promotion. Don't get me wrong, I don't blame anyone for wanting to get the word out there about their business but the whole point of a social media site is interaction, correct? I guess my problems with Twitter are geared more toward certain users instead of the site itself. It is a great platform if people use it properly.
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Pinterest

Pinterest

http://www.pinterest.com

Link Sharing , Social Networks
Oh how I have a love/hate relationship with Pinterest! At first, I admit I was skeptical but once I was drawn in there was no turning back. I've often said Pinterest is like having my brain outside my body. There are so many different things to explore and share. I have pins for everything from foods that I want to try to toys that I had in my childhood.

It is a huge waste of time if you let it become that way. However, if you use it to plan and organize your thoughts then it can be a very valuable tool. I like having access to so much information and being able to organize it into neat little sections. I also like that I can have a little peek into the thought processes of my friends by seeing their pins. This also comes in handy when you need to choose a gift for someone because you can definitely see what they like by checking out their Pinterest.
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Facebook

Facebook

http://www.facebook.com

Social Networks , Link Sharing
First of all, I was hesitant in the beginning to even sign up with Facebook. I already had MySpace and when I looked over the Facebook site, it didn't seem that appealing to me. In 2007 I took the plunge and joined and I can't say that I have regretted it.

The thing I like best about Facebook is how easy it is to stay connected to friends that you would otherwise lose touch with. I feel somewhat stalker like at times but it is nice to be able to have a glimpse into the lives of people you care about. From looking at pictures to seeing their sometimes strange status updates, it's nice to keep tabs on them.

Another thing I really like are the Facebook pages, communities and groups. There are so many different ways to connect with people who share the same interests as you. I know there are other sites online dealing with the same topics of each page or group that I belong to but I like having everything in one place. Facebook is also great in that it allows people to advertise their pages to gain more exposure and likes.

Overall, Facebook is a great site. There are, of course, some things that I don't like such as the numerous fake accounts, the strangely placed ads, and the constant changes they make to the layout but the good by far outweighs the bad.
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eHow

eHow

http://www.ehow.com

Tutorials , Video Streaming
eHow isn't what it used to be. Back in the day, I actually used to write for this site. They started making so many changes and what could have been an ultimate resource on the internet turned into something somewhat disappointing. Don't get me wrong, there is still a lot of valuable information on eHow but it can be difficult to find information you need quickly. I'm not sure where they get their writers now but much of the information seems common sense or copied from a manual somewhere. I do like that they have video tutorials but even some of those are less than helpful.

All in all, eHow isn't a bad site but there is a lot of room for improvement. From aesthetics to the detail within its content, eHow still has the potential to be a fantastic site with some much needed updates and closer scrutiny of some of the work submitted by contributors.
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Fiverr

Fiverr

http://www.Fiverr.com

Marketplace , Services
I discovered Fiverr a few months ago when searching for a way to make a few extra dollars here and there. Signing up was easy enough and I was even able to get the Fiverr Payoneer card with very little hassle. After about three months and many sales, I must say I am impressed with the overall concept.

There are some things that are less than wonderful about Fiverr. For instance, you have to wait two weeks to have access to the funds you've earned. I think that this waiting period is a bit long personally, but I haven't had any trouble with receiving payment once that two week hold passes. Another issue I have is within the "Buyer Request" section of the site. This is where a seller can offer their services to a specific request that a potential buyer posts. The problem is when you click to submit a reply to the buyer, it sometimes doesn't match the correct gig to the buyers request and there's no way to change it and no place to write a message. It would be very helpful to both buyers and sellers if they could change that.

All in all, I would recommend Fiverr to anyone looking to buy and sell a variety of services online. Though there are some cons, the good definitely outweighs the bad on Fiverr. I hope they continue to grow over the years and offer more and better options for their users.
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Apartment Therapy

Apartment Therapy

http://www.apartmenttherapy.com

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If you're looking for some great ideas on changing up your living space, Apartment Therapy is definitely a site you'll want to visit. There are so many ideas for decorating, organizing, and detailing every area of your home. The information they provide is easy to read, entertaining, and packed with inspiration. What I like about Apartment Therapy most is that it's more than just "eye candy". You know how so many of the sites that are created to help you decorate your home are mostly gorgeous pictures with no substance? Well, you won't have that on Apartment Therapy. They many times provide detailed explanations and descriptions along with the great photos they show.

So, there you have it... I love Apartment Therapy for their down to earth approach to home living solutions. This site is for everyone no matter how big or small your budget. Check it out, you won't be sorry.

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