Category Archives: Networking sites

How to Set Up Your Own Social Networking Site

There are some key factors that one will need to consider if they want t set up their own networking site. This is best explained by the Night Rider comparison. Face book has managed to amass over 6,000 people that are interested in the eighties Hit TV show Night Rider. It has its own Night Rider page. When the original star of the program, David Hasselhoff, heard about this, he decided to start his own net working site and cash in on the shows staying popularity.

What does this teach us about networking?

1. If you are a member of a group or share a passion, you can start own Networking site. A group of people with similar interest is an important ingredient in setting up Networking site.
2. If you lead this by setting up such a site, you can than reap the rewards and/or advertising and related products.

I do see many more companies setting up there own networks where you can interact with the company. As the value to social networking is in the people. Why would any company want to source that out? Especially considering that software is readily available for such endeavours. What sites can you imagine?

Technorati Profile have you got one?

Currently tracking 112.8 million blogs and over 250 million pieces of tagged social media.

Technorati is the recognized authority on what’s happening on the World Live Web, right now. The Live Web is the dynamic and always-updating portion of the Web. We search, surface, and organize blogs and the other forms of independent, user-generated content (photos, videos, voting, etc.) increasingly referred to as “citizen media.”

But it all started with blogs. A blog, or weblog, is a regularly updated journal published on the web. Some blogs are intended for a small audience; others vie for readership with national newspapers. Blogs are influential, personal, or both, and they reflect as many topics and opinions as there are people writing them.

Blogs are powerful because they allow millions of people to easily publish and share their ideas, and millions more to read and respond. They engage the writer and reader in an open conversation, and are shifting the Internet paradigm as we know it.

On the World Live Web, bloggers frequently link to and comment on other blogs, creating the type of immediate connection one would have in a conversation. Technorati tracks these links, and thus the relative relevance of blogs, photos, videos etc. We rapidly index tens of thousands of updates every hour, and so we monitor these live communities and the conversations they foster.

The World Live Web is incredibly active, and according to Technorati data, there are over 175,000 new blogs (that’s just blogs) every day. Bloggers update their blogs regularly to the tune of over 1.6 million posts per day, or over 18 updates a second.

Technorati. Who’s saying what. Right now.

Join us at our Technorati Profile

Why Work Connexions and not other social networking sites

The main difference between other social networking sites and Work Connexions is that we are transparent. You can see all the company information/products/blogs/etc without signing up. If you want to see business information on other biz sites than you have to sign up first before you can view the information. On Work Connexions we do not believe in that. We believe that businesses want to gain as much exposure as possible. Which is why our page views are much higher. As we provide W3C accessibility access to our site.

Other benefits included:

Increased page rank in search engines
Easier for people to find you and your website
Feedback and recommendations and forums

Who are we marketing to with

Our market is Businesses and Working professionals for our Wcx site. At present there is no social networking site that offers businesses this or the chance to interact with each other using Web 2.0 communication. Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace, etc are all aimed at the individuals. While some of these social networking sites are used for business. We believe they are fatally flawed for business, in that they concentrate on the individual’s private life, and most professional people do not want to be exposed and interact in this type of environment.