Facebook is big, it’s crowded, and if you’re simply looking for a place to connect with family and friends, then it’s definitely overwhelming. As the most popular social site on the internet, Facebook gives you more opportunities to meet people online than anywhere else, and that’s the problem.
There are alternatives though. Whether you want to share your interests, connect with other moms, or share your photos with family and friends, there are plenty of sites to do just that without getting overwhelmed with all the things to do. Below you’ll find 15 places to connect that are just as much fun as Facebook and easier to navigate.
1. Yahoo Pulse
Show others what’s important to you, connect with your favorite sites across the internet, and share this information with those you care about. As one of the top five most visited websites on the internet, it’s also a great place to promote your business and connect with your family and friends. Much easier to navigate than Facebook, and my favorite on the list.
Whether you’re looking for those you attended school with, or you just want to browse your old yearbooks, try this site. It offers the largest collection of yearbooks on the internet and the best place to find your classmates.
What are you interested in? Whether it is Japanese cuisine or your favorite TV show, write about it. You’ll find thousands of interests here.
This is the number one site on the internet for moms. You’ll find groups on just about any topic you can imagine. Share your interests and your parenting skills with other moms.
Discuss music, movies, and your favorite television shows with other “fans.” Share your photos, news, videos and opinions.
Get to know your friends and family better by asking them questions.
Play games, share your interests, and meet new people. It’s also a great place to meet others if you are looking for a date.
The “MySpace” of mobile communities. Meet people, play games, and take your community with you on your mobile phone.
Meet new people in your community. With over 120,000,000 members, you are sure to find new friends who share your interests.
Chinese video sharing site. Share your videos with family and friends and make new friends.
Someone once said that a stranger is simply a friend you haven’t made yet. Chat with strangers online either through video or text.
12. Circle of Moms
Another community for moms, the focus here is on parenting and family, especially young children.
Another site about your interests, you’ll find lists on everything from movies to famous men without their mustaches.
Create your page, post your photographs, and join groups on topics like people and lifestyles, travel, clothing, animals and more. A great place to get together with family and friends and share your photos.
Video chat with other people from around the world. Chat by city, guys meet girls from around the world, and girls meet guys from around the world. This site bills itself as the most fun you’ll have online.
Connecting with friends and family and making new friends becomes a lot more fun if you know where to go. By visiting these 15 destinations, you are sure to find a new place to connect.
Jinger Jarrett is a full time freelance writer and internet marketer. Her books are available on Amazon. She teaches one person businesses how to market online using completely free internet marketing techniques and tools.