7 Social Networks You’ve (Probably) Never Heard of but Should Check Out

You’re probably active on the big social networks, but have you ever looked beyond those to see what other social networks could benefit you? Here’s a few interesting communities to get started: 1. Blogster Users of Blogster are bloggers who publish and create content. Members can network and collaborate with others through building a profile, creating friend lists, commenting on articles, and interacting in the community. 2. Bebo Bebo stands for Blog Early, Blog Often. Users of the network can post blogs, photos, music, videos, and questionnaires on their profile page. They can also add friends, send messages, and update their profile to notify friends. 3. DailyBooth The slogan of DailyBooth is, “Your life in pictures.” Similar to Twitter, but with a twist—users upload a photo of themselves every day with a caption, in order to document their life and share it with others. You can follow other users and get real-time updates on what others are doing. 4. italki Looking to learn a new language? Join this online community for language learning, founded by American and Chinese entrepreneurs. You can get help from the community of language learners and teachers, share resources and get corrections on your writing in a new language. With users from around the world, you can also practice your written and spoken language skills. 5. Jaiku Similar to Twitter, Jaiku is a social networking, micro-blogging and lifestreaming service. According to its website, Jaiku’s goal is “to bring people closer together by enabling them to have conversations.” You can share updates via web, instant messaging (IM) and text message. This network is part of Google. 6. MocoSpace Specifically designed for use on a mobile device, MocoSpace has features similar to other social networking websites, such as IM, mobile chat, photo and video sharing and forums. It’s one of the largest mobile websites of any type in the U.S. 7. SocialVibe SocialVibe connects people with brands, and realizes how influential an individual is to generating attention that brands need. Members of this social network can select their favorite cause and choose a sponsor, and then earn points for themselves, which can be redeemed for perks and money for the charity of their choice (after displaying their “badge” to another social networking site). The community has raised more than $700,000 for 40+ different charities. Are you a member of any of the social networks listed above? Want to share any others not listed? Heather R. Huhman, founder & president of Come Recommended, is passionate about helping students and recent college graduates pursue their dream careers. Read more » articles by this approved career expert | Click here » if you’re a career expert Photo credit: Shutterstock

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