Sunday, April 06, 2008

Blue 2.0: Other Social Networkign sites

Finally, the last Blue 2.0 activity!! Finishing up the Social Networking Activities, I am to also look at some other sites besides MySpace and Facebook. I have actually been a member of LinkedIn for a long time now, but never realized it was a social networking site. The only reason I am a member is because I got sent a message from someone else who joined asking me to join. This was probably 4-5 years ago. I had actually forgotten that I even had a profile up there until about a year or so ago when I got a message from a librarian in Missouri. Since then I have had several other music librarians add me to their list of contacts and people in UK Libraries have found me as well. LinkedIn is supposed to be a way for professionals to get linked together and advertise jobs, share professional info, and so forth. Although I have a profile there, I've never really used it a whole lot.

I also recently set up a profile on a social networking site called 4marks. This is a social networking place for Catholics. I had been a part of another Catholic site years ago but ended my membership sometime in 2006. I then got an email months later from 4marks inviting me to join; turns out this was a sort-of spin-off site from the previous site I had been a part of. I never bothered looking into 4marks until this exercise came up. So I have set up a profile there, but haven't really had time to explore much of it. I notice that they have an online magazine with lots of articles on Catholic life, they have events around the country, and they have educational classes offered through the site. Looks interesting and I may check it out occasionally, but I probably won't be spending a lot of time there.


  1. LinkedIn is sort of a social networking site but not like MySpace and Facebook, which I feel are definitely for social purposes. I feel that LinkedIn as you stated is a much more professional site for professional connections and searching. I too have a LinkedIn site with minimal contacts.

  2. I didn't know you had a LinkedIn page. We'll have to joi each other's contacts. Though, I've never done that before, I've only responded when others have invited me to be a contact of theirs.

    Hey, are you using it to find jobs? Would it work for that in your field? Something to think about.

  3. Okay, I sent you a link to join my contacts since I finished writing the first draft of a couple short papers and thought it was time to procrastinate a bit more.

    I think I scanned once for jobs but really didn't find anything. There are already several main sources for looking but I definitely think it has potential. I just need time to research.

  4. Congratulations on finishing Blue 2.0!