Communities by Hobby Make Ideal Niche Networks

Hobbies are a great way to become better rounded people and meet new people with interests alike. Communities by hobby make the ideal niche networks to find activities and the social web is a great place to connect to advice and know-how. Here is a selection of listening posts from impassioned hobbyists: REMcloud, Ravelry, Line-for-heaven, Dogster and Catster.

Communities by Hobby Make Ideal Niche Networks

A hobby a day keeps the doldrums away.

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Personalized Homepage Providers to substitute iGoogle

Google delivered in its promise to pull the plug off its customizable home page. This has left an opportunity to explore alternatives among a growing number of personalized homepage providers to replace iGoogle.

iGoogle personalized homepage providers

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Niche Networks for Families: Passionate Consumers

Parenting may be traditional or progressive but there are two things all good parents have in common: love for their children and an open mind to consider how other parents are raising their own. The continuation of the Niche Network Series explores the basic features of three niche networks for families: Cafe Mom, Disney Family and Patch. These are listening posts for an established audience that forms a huge consumer market.

Niche Networks for Families

Family is everything!

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Search Tools To Monitor Brands And Much More

Search Tools Monitoring Brands

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Communications professionals use search tools beyond Google, Bing and Yahoo to:

  •     monitor brands owned by employers or competitors or
  •     produce results for academic research or
  •     perform marketing research for upcoming product lines

These free search tools are commodities for digital life: Netvibes, Wolfram Alpha and DEVONagent Lite.

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Social behavior predictions for the latest gadgets and gizmos

Signs of the digital divide are bound to continue showing in patterns of digital consumption. Here are three of many ways in which consumers choices will show the social split among “haves and have nots” for the rest the year: iPhone 5s or 5c, Google Wallet and the Samsung Galaxy Gear.

Rich kids

You mean you don’t have the i-toothpick yet?

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