Blogs (a sampling of popular blog services includes TypePad, WordPress, Blogger, and LiveJournal) are a form of online journal. A blog can have a single author or several. Most blogs allow readers to post comments in response to an article or post, but some do not.
Bloglines is an RSS reader, or a service that collects updates from your favorite blogs so you can read them in one place.
Facebook is a social networking site where users can set up a profile, create formal connections to people they know, communicate, and share preferences and interests. Facebook’s fastest-growing demographic is users over 25.
Flickr is an online photo site. Users upload photos; public photos may be viewed and commented on by others.
LinkedIn is a social networking site where users can set up a profile, create formal connections to people they know, communicate, and share preferences and interests.
MySpace is a social networking site where users can set up a profile, create formal connections to people they know, communicate, and share preferences and interests.
Second Life is a 3-D virtual environment created by Linden Lab. Residents create an avatar and may own land, build and create objects and clothing, and interact with each other in the setting of a user-created virtual world complete with its own economy.
Skype is an Internet calling service that enables two-party audio and video chat and multi-party audioconferencing. Skype can make computer-to-computer calls as well as computer-to-phone calls (land- or mobile phones).
Twitter is a cross between instant messaging and blogging that allows a user to send a short (140-character) update. Users can also follow the updates of selected friends.
World of Warcraft is a massively multiplayer online game created by Blizzard Entertainment. The game takes place in a 3-D virtual world; players interact with hundreds of other players in both cooperative and combative situations.
Yahoo! Voice is an Internet calling service offered by Yahoo! Features include the ability to assign a phone number to your computer so that it can be called from land- and mobile lines; computer-to-computer calls from within Yahoo! Messenger; and computer-to-phone calls.
YouTube is an online video site owned by Google, Inc. Videos are uploaded by users and can be viewed free. Users can leave comments on video pages.
Posted by NMC on November 29, 2007