Bookmarking

February 04, 2008

Post On Fire - Social Bookmarking Site

Post On Fire is a fairly new social networking/bookmarking site that is already off to a fantastic start. Having launched late last year, Post On Fire is currently reporting over 20,000 unique visitors and over 500,000 page views.

What makes this site unique is that it is all about the blogger........

When a new link to a blog post is submitted, it will be added instantly to our "just submitted"
section. When a blog post link in the "just submitted" section receives enough votes and less
"extinguish", it will move to the front page "hot posts".

"Extinguish" is a feature that let users report a link that is not worthy or it's a spam. When a
blog post link receives too much "extinguish", it will be discarded.

Topics include everything from business to blogging and pets to politics. They encourage bloggers to submit their own posts as well as leaving comments on other's submissions. In fact, things are going so well and their community is growing so rapidly they have started a contest with some fantastic prizes that will surely promote anyone's blog..........

-There will be 1 winner

-And The prizes are:

a) 1 banner at PostOnFire.com on the sidebar on every page (100s of pages - site wide)

b) 1 banner at PostOnFire Blog ( main page PR3)

c) 2000 EntreCard credits ( That’s a good amount of credits to buy tons of ads)

d) A review of the winner's site.

Hop on over and take a look see if maybe some posts you've written can ignite and drive some traffic to your site.

December 12, 2007

Stylehive: Update

Yesterday, I wrote a post about the social bookmarking site, Stylehive, and the fact that it is a growing segment in the social media realm that focuses on primarily, fashion, trends, and shopping. Evidently, Stylehive has noticed a need for content and not just bookmarking applications because as of yesterday, Stylehive has acquired StyleDiary.

According to HipMojo, this is a reflection of a trend in social media........

"the challenge of monetizing social media and user generated content, even in fashion, where you’d think e-commerce would finance the growth."

A smart move by Stylehive, I must say. For the life of me I could not figure out how they were going to market themselves to anyone outside of the fashion industry and Ashkan explains it this way......

"Without content, social media sites will face challenges in monetizing their audiences… and today’s deal is a manifestation of that."

The days of stand alone sites may be a thing of the past and offering a myriad of platforms may become a trend in 2008 for sites that have to find new ways to differentiate if they want to succeed in social media.

December 11, 2007

Stylehive

Social Media is not limited to communities of people, pictures or videos. There are many sites in the world of Web 2.0 that favor bookmarking trends. One of those sites is Stylehive, and they have become a leader in the realm of socially bookmarking your favorite products, the stores that sell them and the people that find them.

Evidently, with Stylehive you don't have to join to enjoy it. You can browse or sign up through RSS, but the best way to experience Stylehive to its fullest is to join in and build your own hive.......

  • Build your own part of the hive by creating tagged collections to share
  • Comment and speak with other hive members
  • Build your own 24/7 shopping magazine by following the people you like
  • Build and share your own shopping "wishlists" for the holidays, weddings and parties
  • Professionals can  promote themselves and get noticed by the world for their style
  • Join the fun, by helping build the hive with hot bookmarks and recruiting people  with style

Karen over at Loved did not know that Stylehive was a a social community for people to discover or be updated on what’s HOT and what’s NOT.....

"It focuses entirely on products and shopping - which I know you girls would love! If you’re a fashionista guru well, this is the perfect place for you to
share your expertise and knowledge about fashion. Or check out some of
the latest fashion all over the world!"

The Stylehive community is shaping the way people shop. From retail experiences to fashion faux pas, you will find what's hot. Right now. And you can tell others the same.