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Cafemom Adds Voting To Their Networking Site For Moms

6 Comments 25 February 2008

You may remember that last month I listed Cafemom as one of the Best in Mom Networking sites on the web. Well thanks to fellow mom blogger, Anne Marie, from My Readable Feast,
I was notified of some recent changes to the Cafemom site.

The idea behind Cafemom is to bring women together to actually network and promote one another through their targeted groups, and while their groups are great, this last week marks a step toward moms promoting each other in an additional way. Cafemom has added a tool that allows moms that are sharing ideas and interesting things around the web, a chance to vote on topics on their new “hot list”………

“Moms can “bump” submitted items that they think are
interesting and that other moms would appreciate. The more bumps an
item gets, the more likely it will be to end up on the Popular tab of
the Hot List.”

Currently the categories of the “Hot List” are current events, parenting, health, entertainment, recalls and alerts and offbeat news. Similar to other networks for moms that allow voting, you can submit your own information or something you’ve found on the Internet that falls into one of these categories. You can share your submission with friends and flag inappropriate content. The only drawback to voting and submitting items to the “Hot List” is that you do have to be a member of Cafemom to participate.

I sincerely suggest you check it out! Peruse the Hot List, see how many bumps some of the posts have and start connecting. You may decide this is a great place to start you’re own group and lead other women to sanity and support.

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6 Comments so far

  1. Anne-Marie says:

    And just to let your readers know, only moms and moms to be can be members of CafeMom. No men, no kids, no single women. So it’s not a social bookmarking site for everyone, just moms. With that in mind, I wonder when the mommy blogging community will pick up on it and start promoting their content.

  2. Kristen says:

    I’m guessing if bloggers continue creating a “buzz” about it, it will surely start picking up. It is funny, though, that while they don’t allow men on the site the whole concept started by two men. Go figure.

  3. Julie says:

    I think was the first to introduce this concept, a-la-Digg, last year.

    Nice to see CafeM paying attention to the power of mom bloggers!

  4. HRH says:

    I just wish they had a better mom blog network. The current one is dismal. I have been a member for more than 6 months and didn’t know about this even though I visit the blog group several times a week.

  5. MomaNana2008 says:

    Just wanted to let you know that CafeMom closed the Hotlist.

  6. Mandy says:

    Its ok, Dads, you can join too as long as you don’t tell em you’re a guy. They don’t ask for gender during registration and have no way of knowing whose who or what behind the screen names. Just play it cool, and you’ll be able to participate the same as everyone else there.

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