102 Places To Meet Your Thousand Best Friends

I've been doing some reading about online marketing. For an author to manage their own social presence would seem to require about 37 hours a day. Given the advice to be everywhere using every media for everyone, it just isn't possible. Writers have to pick their markets carefully. But which ones?

Over on the Boston.com site I happened to click on the "Share this" link for an article. In the box that came up on screen, the usual suspects were sorted at the top: Facebook, Twitter, Digg, and so on. Below that all the social network options were sorted alphabetically. 102 options for connecting to your 1000 best friends.

There's Connotea, a "Free online reference management for all researchers, clinicians and scientists". Probably not for me. How about Edmodo, "Secure social learning network for teachers and students"? Closer, but no.

Wandering into other languages, there is Fresqui for sharing stories in Spanish, or NUjij for all your Dutch news.


And if you don't want to spend the next one to seven hours looking at neat digital flip-book style animations, then DO NOT go to the Flipnote Hatena site.

Where I have signed up is goodreads, a place to track, review, and comment upon books. You can click here to see my recent updates. The site seems to have a lot of good features for published writers. I hope to be taking advantage of those sometime soon.