social networking

Flixster: Social Networking for Movies


Movies & Social Networking


I have spent a goodly amount of time this evening trying to find a social networking/web application experience that will allow me to share what DVDs and movies I own, as well as sharing my reviews, ratings, etc. Try as I may (and have), I am yet to find a place that will allow me to do all of this in one place and that will share all that experience to my Facebook timeline. There must be a place – but I can’t find it.

I have tried Keepio and Bagcheck, but these don’t really do what I want. They are probably good for listing your items (not just DVDs and movies), though Keepio is not allowing me to add any more than one item at the moment for some reason. Bagcheck is way too public for my liking. So I have accounts at both, but I’m not likely to use them for this particular purpose.

I use Flickchart and Flixster, which have proven to be very good for rating and reviewing movies, but not so good for listing the DVDs and movies I own. I do like both of these sites and will continue to use them. I will probably use something like Listgeeks (where I also have an account) for listing what movies I own, unless I find something else.

One other avenue I haven’t really explored at the moment are the various iPhone apps, so I’ll do that next.

Anyone got any ideas – I’ll be grateful for that ‘place’ that will do it for me. Someone? Anyone?

So what started all of this off? It was buying and watching ‘The Grey’ last night – it got me to thinking that I should get around to doing this part of the social scene. My review can be found at Flixster – http://www.flixster.com/movie/the-grey-2012/ .

skinnyo


As I try to get back into Blogging on a regular basis again (yeah, I seem to be struggling with that at the moment), I thought I might use my daily posts on this Blog to offer up some links to some more web applications and social networking sites. I generally think that most of these are applications of some type or another, even though some of them will have a social aspect to them.

The first is skinnyo. Skinnyo, as the name probably suggests, is about getting ‘skinnier.’ It is an application to assist the user in loosing weight. Skinnyo gives you a personal weight loss diary that includes embeddable graphs and a photo history for tracking weight loss – which also includes a target goal that you can set and aim at.

If however you are unable to find the motivation to stay on track by being a private user of the application, you can also pull in friends and other users to assist in your weight loss efforts. This is done by setting challenges and/or joining other challenges set by others. This is where the social side of the application and community comes in. Of course there is also a status and news feed of others within your circle of skinnyo friends, so you can keep track of your friends weight loss efforts and share your own with them – setting up something of a support network.

As for showing others your weight – that doesn’t happen. Skinnyo will only show your differences in weight (that which has been lost – or perhaps gained). So no need to be too embarrassed by it all.

There is interaction available with both Facebook and Twitter accounts as well – should you wish to do so.

There is also a widget that is available allowing you to embed your weight loss efforts in a website or Blog (only showing the weight loss – not your weight).

Did I mention it is free to use?

Me? Well, I’m on my way loosing weight and to reaching my goal.

Check out the site at:
http://www.skinnyo.com/

DeepMemo


DeepMemo is another social networking site for quotes. There are a number of uses for DeepMemo, whether it be collating quotes for private use or sharing quotes with others.

There is a toolbar that can be installed in your browser, which will allow you to highlight text and then press a button for the quotation to be saved and shared.

http://deepmemo.com/

Copia: A Place to Buy and Discuss Books


Copia a social networking site for book lovers. At Copia you can buy ebooks and discuss what you are reading with other book lovers. You can also share your Copia experience with Facebook and Twitter.

There is a desktop reader and an iPad reader that can be downloaded for free.

Well worth a look.

http://www.thecopia.com/home/index.html

Spruz – Create and Grow Your Own Social Network


After being through the dramas that occurred at Ning and now Grou.ps (see yesterday’s post), I have now moved by social networking activities over to Spruz. I did think that Grou.ps had a lot of potential, but having abandoned that platform I am trying out the Spruz platform. So far I am impressed. I think some of the themes could do with some work and the one I am using is fairly average I guess, but it does the job. Maybe I can tinker with it some more when I have a bit more time.

Without doubt I’d have to say that the platform at Spruz is far more stable and the outfit far more professional than what I was used to over at Grou.ps. So in short, thus far Spruz has my endorsement.

http://www.spruz.com

Replyz


This is another social networking type of site. Here a person can either post a question and wait for a reply, or they can reply to another person’s question. Replyz works with Twitter.

Have a look at:

http://replyz.com/

Gri.pe


If you would like to share with the world just what is annoying you today, then Gri.pe is the place for you. It is a social networking type of site, where you can share with the world your current gripe – particularly with a business or service provider. It’s actually an app you can use on your iPhone or Android device. Visit at:

http://www.gri.pe/

flickchart


If you like watching movies (and there are few people that don’t), perhaps you would be interested in a site that ranks movies that you watch according to ratings that you determine. If you are, perhaps flickchart is a social networking type site that you may like to join. Visit flickchart at:

http://www.flickchart.com/

My profile at flickchart can be found at:

http://www.flickchart.com/particularkev

SlideShare


Today’s link is to SlideShare, which is a web application/resource that allows you to share documents, videos, and presentations with others. It could also be described as a social networking type site. There is a free version and a pro version (more services).

With slideshare you can embed your material into your Blog and/or websites. There are plenty of things to like about SlideShare, so have a bit of a look at:

http://www.slideshare.net/