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Sunday, April 23, 2006

Top 100 Dating Sites For Singles To Find Love

You can do just about anything online anymore, and finding true love isn’t any different. Sure, you can hit some of the general sites, but why not go further? Find a vegetarian, a goth kid, heck, even farmers need love! We’ve rounded up over 120 of the dating sites out there on the web, and that’s certainly enough to get anyone started!

Dietary Specific

LoveIsGreen.org – A site for all you green lovers out there. You can search by just about every iteration of vegetarian that is known.

VeggieConnection.com – Offers heterosexual and homosexual personals for vegetarians all over the world

VegetarianDating.com – The perfect place for vegetarians to find like minded people who follow the same dietary restrictions they do.

VeggieDate.org – Though it has Veggie in its name, the site is also accepting singles who are into Eastern philosophies.

Ethnic Specific

Amigos.com – An all-latino dating community site.

AsianAve.com – A community focusing on all aspects of the Asian community as well as dating.

AsianSinglesConnection.com – For people of Asian backgrounds from all over the world.

BlackPeopleMeet.com – Features video & audio chats to make closer connections.

BlackProfiles.co.uk – Caters to African, Black British, African American, Caribbean and the Black European community.

BlackSingles.com – Meet, chat and talk with other black singles.

InterracialMatch.com – Helps people of different ethnicities find each other.

QuieroLatino.com – A dating site for latinos.

Gay & Lesbian

ExecutiveLesbianDating.com – Get an interview done and then let the matchmaking begin.

Gay.com – Offers daily gay news in addition to gay dating profiles for men.

GayCupid.com – Offers not only dating services, but also news on the gay community and travel information.

Gaydar.co.uk – UK based primarily, but accepts profiles from men all around the world.

GaydarGirls.com – The women’s version of Gaydar.co.uk.

Lovetastic.com – Emphasizes finding lasting relationships over hookups or body image.

MyPartner.com – For gay men who are serious about a relationship.

Olivia.com – A site for news and information, as well as dating, for lesbians.

PinkCupid.com – Site catering just to lesbians and their interests.

PrideDating.com – For both single gays and lesbians; includes webcam chatting.

General

AllSinglesMeet.com – Free dating service with instant messenger, MP3 player for profiles and more.

Chemistry.com – Well known for their recent antagonistic ads against eHarmony, Chemistry promotes that they are welcoming of all people.

Collaboradate.com – More technically savvy than most sites by offering tags, a Google Maps mashup to see where people are, Ajax-powered singles search and more.

CupidsLab.com – A dating site that encourages friends to get in the process of helping find that jright person for those they care about.

DateHookup.com – Free chat and emails for registered members.

DatingDirect.com – A general dating site directed towards residents of Europe.

DateNearYou.com – Free dating service that concentrates on finding a date that is near your geographic region.

eHarmony.com – The somewhat controversial dating site that is as well known for their “never-ending” survey, as they are for the matches they’ve made.

FriendFinder.com – One of the oldest dating sites out there.

GE-Dating.com – Great Expectations Dating pre-screens their users in hopes of providing for your safety.

JustSayHi.com – Browse their profiles for free and join in their message boards for more community style features.

Lavalife.com – Besides online dating, also offers services by toll-free phone number.

Match.com – Promotes the idea that “it’s okay to look”, and offers a free six months if you don’t find someone in your first six months.

Mate1.com – Touts over 19.5 million profiles for you to browse, has voice messages and 1-on-1 chat.

OasisActive.com – Offers instant messenger, photo galleries and more.

OKCupid.com – Site allows you to take quizzes and create your own to get to know people better.

PerfectMatch.com – Answer their questinairre and get assigned a letter code that represents who you are, then find your match using it.

Personals.AOL.com – Personals section of the former America Online, AOL.

PlentyOfFish.com – 100% free to use due to ad support.

PodDater.com – Video dating comes into the 21st century with video profiles you download to your iPod, and create your own in return.

SinglesNet.com – Completely free dating site that requires no credit card.

Syl.com – Offers an internal instant messaging system for easier contact.

True.com – For people looking for simple dates to soul mates.

VerbDate.com – Free dating service that includes Flickr and Skype integration.

Yahoo Personals – A personals site from the well-known web portal, Yahoo.

YesNoMayB.com – Set up your profile, browse others and mark them “yes”, “no” or “mayB”, let them reply with their own rating to make a match. Also has a Facebook application.

Hobby Specific

BikerPlanet.com – For those that live for the ride.

DateAGolfer.com – Golf lovers can find people that share their love for the game.

EquestrianCupid.com – For people who love horse riding and want to find others who share their interest.

DateCraft.com – Ever wished you could find someone that understands your World of Warcr yoaft obsession? DateCraft caters specifically to players of the popular MMORPG.

Golfmates.com – Sometimes it takes a golfer to understand another golfer, and this site can help you find that perfect match.

MyBikerDate.com – Another site for those who want to meet like-minded motorcycle enthusiasts.

TrekPassions.com – For lovers of all types of science fiction.

Lifestyle Based

DivorceDating.com – As the name implies, a site dedicated to people who have been through a divorce.

EWSingles.com – Earth Wise singles is for people who are dedicated to green living to be able to find one another.

FarmersOnly.com – Singles site specializing in singles that work in and around the agricultural industry.

GothicMatch.com – For lovers of the darker side of life, you can find your perfect match here.

SingleParentLove.com – For those already with children, and those who are expecting, parents with no partners can find each other here.

SugarDaddie.com – A site for attractive and affluent to meet up and date.

Miscellaneous

BreakUpEmail.com – Unsure of how to break up with someone? Answer some questions and this app will help you write the email.

DontDateHimGirl.com – A community full of dating advice and tips.

PlanJam.com – Need help figuring out what to do on a date? This site will help you come up with ideas.

TrueDater.com – A community for people to discuss their experiences on various dating sites so you can choose the one that’s best for you.

WhiteLabelDating.com – Allows you to build your own dating site, whether it be general or something more specialized.

YouMe.us – Get relationship advice from people just like yourself.

Region Specific

CanadianPersonals.net – Offers chat, message boards and anonymity when you want it. All for Canadians.

CoffeeDate.com – A UK-based dating site that emphasizes easier-going dates such as going for coffee.

Date.ca – Dating site specilazing in the residents of Canada.

Date.co.uk – Helping residents of the UK to find a partner.

DateAFirefighter.co.uk – A dating sitejust for firefighters and people who would like to date one in the UK.

LoopyLove.com – A UK-based site that tries to focus on the fun side of dating.

MeetMyFriend.com.au – A site for all of Australia that allows singles to meet and get their friends involved in the process.

Parship.co.uk – Helps you find a partner in Europe after you take a computability test.

PlatonicPartners.co.uk – Aids those who are looking for celibate, platonic, non-physical or partly physical relationships in the UK and Ireland.

Singles365.com – A singles site just for those of you in the UK.

Religion Based

BaptistSinglesConnection.com – Specifically for members of the Baptist faith.

CatholicMatch.com – Specifically for members of the Roman Catholic faith.

CatholicMingle.com – Just for the Catholics amongst the Christians.

ChristianCafe.com – A site promoting a safe environment for Christian singles to meet one another.

ChristianMingle.com – For Christians of all denominations.

DharmaMatch.com – A dating site for people that are generally spiritual without subscribing to any one belief.

JDate.com – A Jewish based dating site that even offers SMS notifications for your account.

JewishMingle.com – Jewish dating site that allows anonymous messaging and features message boards for mingling.

JRetroMatch.com – The tradition of Jewish matchmaking meets the Internet at this site where the old style of finding love is just modernized.

LDSSingles.com – A dating site devoted to the members of the Church of Latter-Day Saints, the Mormons.

MuslimOnly.com – Dedicated to finding love matches for the followers of the Muslim faith.

Specialty

BBWPersonalsPlus.com – For people with some extra weight to them.

BeeMyGeek.com – A site for those amongst who lean more to the geeky side of life.

CampusMatch.com – Find your perfect match on your own campus.

CollegeLuv.com – Just for those in the college age range.

DateMyPet.com – A dating site built just for pet lovers to find their perfect match.

Deafs.com – A home for deaf singles to find the love of their life.

DegreeDate.com – Not only can you do all of the usual dating features, but you can also display your Alma Mater and what your degree(s) are.

Gk2gk.com – Just for geeks to find one another.

HotEnough.org – A dating site just for the attractive, fit and trendy.

Impersonals.com – Independent ads for the geek in all of us.

IntelligentPeople.com – You have to pass an IQ test to gain admission to this dating site so that you can be guaranteed of finding someone of a similar intelligence level.

MySingleFriend.com – Let your friends describe you instead of doing it yourself so that your friends can be involved in helping you find someone.

SeekingArrangement.com – Ever wished you had a sugar daddy or mommy? This site is the one for you!

SeekingMillionaire.com – Are you rich? Need a beautiful/handsome significant other? Well, that’s all this site is about.

SeniorFreindFinder.com – Geared to just people over the age of 40.

SweetOnGeeks.com – Perfect for those who don’t feel they fit in at other dating sites.

TheRightBreed.com – A place for pet owners to meet up and make a match.

WealthyMen.com – Are you wealthy? Feel like announcing that to your potential mate? Go here.

Speed Dating

FlirtFrenzy.com – A free online speed dating service.

HurryDate.com – Meet someone online and then invite them to meet up with you at a speed dating event so you can have a trial date.

LiveSpeedDating.com – Speed dating comes to the web and allows you to do it from the comfort of your own home using your webcam.

Randomate.com – One-on-one chatting in a speed dating format; five dates of five minutes each, all in a row.

SpeedDate.com – Go on 10 dates right now either by video or chat.

STD Friendly

H-Date.com – Focuses on people with herpes, but is open to people with any STD.

HerpesFinder.com – Devoted to connecting people with STDs, whether it be for friendship, support or romance.

HerpesMates.com – For singles with STDs and their friends/supporters.

MeetSTD.com – Boasts of having over 21,000 members for you to search through.

PositiveSingles.com – HPV, HIV, all varieties of Herpes, this is a good place to start.

PozCupid.com – Offers forums as well as dating for people with STDs.

Prescription4Love.com – This site offers services for those with special health condition, alternative dating services, and those with STDs.

STDLoves.com – Telling someone that you meet online that you have a sexually transmitted disease, but with STDLoves, everyone has one.

STDRomance.com – Promotes finding friends and supporters as well as romance.

VDDate.com – A relationship site for those with venereal diseases. (via)

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Top 10 Template Generators for Blogs and Websites

If you are not satisfied with ready-made blog and website templates and want to build your own design, having a bare-bone structure might make it easier. We’ve created a list of top ten tools to help you create that basic structure to kick-start your creativity.

CSSEZ

CSSEZ is an online template generator for WordPress and Movable Type blogs. You need to register at the CSSEZ site in order to use the tool. There are some good features with which you can choose between one to four columns for your blog, define the column width, padding, margin, border, font and link styles. You can upload your background image or create one with the image maker.

dotemplate

dotemplate provides 12 free templates that you can choose from. You can choose one and go on to customizing your selected template by changing the color, font, text, position of text, etc. in the background, container, footer, menus, and boxes. You can apply effects like drop shadow, gradient, and round corners. When you are through customizing, you can download the template on your system. This is quite a convenient tool for those wishing to create their own templates without much HTML knowledge. However, an option for uploading your own images would have made this tool better.

Drupal Theme Generator

Drupal Theme Generator is a MS Excel based theme generator for Drupal sites you can use to create PHPtemplate and Xtemplate themes for your Drupal sites. The tool is free yet feature rich with some cool ones like random color theme generator, previewing your theme on your system, HTML color assistant, and integratingCSS, JavaScript, PHP , and HTML code in to the themes from an external file, etc. There are also nine themes that you will get when you download the tool.

Eris’ Template Generator

Eris’ Template Generator provides 11 skins for your blog with three column options for each skin. It supports Diaryland, Diary-x, Movabletype, old Blogger, WordPress, B2, and a free HTML site templates. You can add your tagline, meta tags and include links to to the index, archives, email, notes, profile, buddylist, and last 5 entries for Diaryland, last 10 entries for Movable Type, calendar for B2, blogroll for WordPress, XHTML compliant and content copyright notices, webrings, chat screen names, and buttons.

Firdamatic

Firdamatic is an online template generator for old Blogger and Movable Type blogs. You can select from the two column or three column options. Simply enter the information on the relevant boxes on the online form and click generate template. You can add your site name, title image, and choose the font and font color as well.

HTML PHP CSS Website Template Generator

HTML PHP CSS Website Template Generator is an online tool to create a PHP site template, along with its CSS and HTML files. You can customize the style sheet, header, sidebars, header, and footer by adding your font, color, margin and alignment preferences on the template generator’s online form. You can then generate the scripts, which you can copy and save for your use.

PsycHo

PsycHo is an open-source online template generator for the old Blogger, PersianBlog, and BlogFa platforms. You can set your page title, body background color, title background, description, text, spacing, and choose from four column options. You can preview your template and get the code in raw html. It’s simple to use and also works well for those without much HTML knowledge. The good part of PsycHo is that if your Internet connection breaks in between, you can still work on and complete designing your template. This is a good tool but needs to support more blog platforms like the new Blogger and WordPress.

Templatr

Templatr provides you more than 20 layouts, and formatting options for various page elements including pages, header, footer, titles, margin, padding, border, and more for your WordPress blog. It also provides you an upload tool with which you can upload your site graphics. You can download the template on your system once you are complete.

Weebly

Weebly is a neat site template generator with more than 15 pre-built designs. You can choose one of these designs and customize them by adding various elements like ads, feed icons, maps, contact form, define the text and picture layouts, columns, add Google and YouTube videos, etc. Once you are through, you can publish the site on your custom domain. Quite handy for all those who wish to make a quick personal site.

WordPress Theme Generator

WordPress Theme Generator is a cool online tool that will enable you to create your own custom made WordPress themes without the need to know much html and css languages. The tool provides options to choose your blog name, site body size, sidebar location and size, add a third column, menu layout, color and text schemes, and add tag cloud, archives and search box. You can upload your site logo online and link to it from your template. Once you are through, you can preview your creation and download it in a zip file. (via)

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Top 20 Classified Advertisement Sites

There was a time where people actually picked up newspapers to read classifieds, and they even paid to put the ads in there! Can you imagine the horrors? While the following list of 25+ classified sites do have a few that have you pay for extra features, the majority are free.

Classified Aggregators

CityList. com – Pulls millions of ads from thousands of sites, and then uses it’s search algorithm to help you find what you need.

Edgeio.com – A classified listing aggregator that pulls listings from numerous sources.

GoSasa.com – This engine searches hundreds of sites for you so you don’t have to check multiple sites.

Oodle.com – An aggregator from over 75,000 classified ad sources.

Vast.com – Millions of classifieds from 70,000+ sources aggregated in one convenient location.

University Classifieds

CollegeMedium.com – Allows you to target your classifieds to the universities of your choice.

DormItem.com – College specific classified site that allows you to search listings across hundreds of schools.

InCampus.com – Classifieds for items for sale and events by University.

General

Adflakes.com – Classified listing sites for eight countries.

Adhysteria.com – Post your classifieds for free with video and Google Map support.

Backpage.com – Free classified listing broken down by metropolitan areas.

Craigslist.org – The infamous Craigslist that just about everyone uses for something nowadays.

EPage.com – Been serving up free classifieds online since 1994.

Facebook Marketplace – We do just about everything else on Facebook, so there’s no reason we shouldn’t also buy and sell stuff.

FindIt.com.au – A classified site for Australia.

GoForAds.com – Post and search free classified ads.

Google Base – Put up your listing and get indexed by Google.

Gumtree.com – A London specific classified site.

IQZone.com – A classified listing site that allows you to upload listings directly from your camera phone.

MySpace Classifieds – Though many people tend to forget about MySpace lately, it is still the #1 social network based on traffic. As long as you’re there, spreading out yet another meme, you might as well stop by their classifieds to buy and sell some items.

Oddbark.com – Classifieds with voice support and a community aspect.

Ollo.com – Search their classifieds different parameters, list your own text ads or full classifieds.

PostPin.com – Some unique features in this one where you can take notes on each listing. Posting is free except for featured listings which are $9.95.

SimpleAd.com – A simplistic classified site broken down by state.

Windows Live Explorer – Harness the power of Windows Live with free classified listings.

Yahoo Classifieds – They no longer have “For Sale” and “Pets” sections, but can still be used for real estate, personals, and tickets.

Video Classifieds

iMoondo.com – Video classifieds that believe “what you see is what you get.”

RealPeopleRealStuff.com – Post videos of your items so people get the best descriptions possible. (via)

Monday, April 10, 2006

Top 20 Prediction Markets

Everyone wishes they knew the future, and with prediction markets popping up everywhere, it is now far easier to get a good idea of where something is going – although we still don’t recommend betting on the basis of this information. We’ve gathered 20+ sites to help get you started predicting the future!

Financial

HedgeStreet.com – Predict not only the stock market, but higher power occurences like hurricanes that can impact the economy.

Jambaz.com – This service lets you predict the stock market, and the more you’re right, the more of a trusted member you become.

Motley Fool Caps – From the infamous Motley Fool, get together with other stock market aficionados and try to predict where the market is going.

PredictWallStreet.com – A simple prediction site where you enter a ticker symbol, press the red or green button, and see what the majority picks on that stock for the next day.

TheUpDown.com – Get together with other stock market enthusiasts and try to predict where the market is going.

WallStreetIdol.com – Predict the future of the stock market, manage your virtual portfolio and compete with others.

General

FantasyMoguls.com – See if you can run the film industry better than the people running the studios.

HSX.com – Hollywood Stock Exchange has been around for what seems like forever. It is a stock market based on movies as stocks and actor’s careers as bonds.

InTrade.com – A prediction/fantasy stock market about US politics.

MediaPredict.com – See if you can predict various aspects of the mass media such as TV shows, music, and movies.

NewsFutures.com – Try hand at predicting any of the future big news stories such as the capture of Osama Bin Laden.

Predictify.com – Predict future events, increase your reputation, and eventually get paid for your correct predictions.

TheWSX.com – The Washington Stock Exchange is a place where you can try to predict everything relates to US politics.

Trendio.com -Trade fake stocks as you predict vents from holidays, computer software, news, and more.

VoteKast.com – Try to predict big things like the election or the little things like which came first, the chicken or the egg.

Yahoo! Buzz Game – Precict future trends in technology and gadgets.

ZiiTrend.com – Join with other “Ziibos” and predict future events. The site will let you see how correct everyone was once the event passes.

Sports

OddsBreakers.com – Predictions and picks for the NFL, MLB, NBA, and more.

ProTrade.com – A fantasy sports “stock market” where you buy and sell teams and players, and attempt to predict their seasons.

SportsPoll.co.uk – A UK based sports prediction site for horse racing and football.

Xufe.com – Dedicated specifically to football (soccer). Try to predict the outcome of matches and see how the group ranks against the published odds. (via)

Wednesday, April 5, 2006

Top 350 Social Networking Sites

One of the main topics here at Mashable has always been social networking. In the past several years, some networks have thrived, some vanished, while hundreds of new ones appeared. It has become a huge area to follow, and this article illustrates this well: a collection of over 350 social networking sites, all of which were covered in one way or another here at Mashable. We hope to have created an extensive and useful resource for anyone interested in social networking. Enjoy.

Books

Americabookshelf.com – One of the largest book exchange clubs across the US.

BooksConnect – A book sharing community site connecting readers, authors, publishers, librarians and booksellers.

BookCrossing.com – A community of users from over 130 countries who exchange books with each other at public places like cafes, parks etc.

Bookhopper.co.uk – Free community for UK residents to share used books with each other.

Bookins.com – Book sharing website that enables members to exchange used books with each other in real time.

BookMooch.com – An interesting concept where users can exchange books with others through points. Users gain points when they give books to others.

Booksalescout.com – Online community of users allowing them to sell books in the US.

Bookswim.com – Book borrowing service with free shipping for registered website.

ConnectViaBooks – A social networking site connecting book lovers and enabling them to discover other similar interests.

GoodReads – GoodReads is a book reader’s community enabling members to review, share books they have been reading.

PaperBackSwap.com – Users can share books amongst each other and only pay for the delivery charges.

Pazap.com – A book trade engine for students to buy and sell old books.

Read It Swap It – A free service that allows users to exchange books with others.

Revish – Revish is another community for book lovers, letting them review their favorite books, group up, or simply tell the world what they’re currently reading.

Shelfari – Shelfari is a popular social networking service for book lovers.

Socialbib – Book swapping network between students.

Business Networking & Professionals

AdvisorGarage – It is an online directory of advisers who are willing to assist budding entrepreneurs.

ArtBreak – ArtBreak is an artist community for sharing and selling artwork.

Blogtronix – Blogtronix promotes corporate social networking, enterprise 2.0 and wikis.

Commutal – Commutal is an online sharing platform for businesses to create media rooms, participate in domestic groups and share event happenings with each other.

CompanyLoop – An online co-working community for global businesses.

ConnectBeam – Connectbeam offers social networking specially designed for corporate users.

Decorati – An interior designer community enabling users to post items for sale and for exchange.

DoMyStuff – A good site for working professionals looking to find online assistants.

Doostang – An invite only career community for professionals.

Fast Pitch – It is a quickly growing business networking community in corporate world. Its online provides users with a one-stop shop network to market their business.

iKarma Inc. – iKarma is a specialist in providing customer feedback for organizations and professionals.

ImageKind – ImageKind is a community and marketplace for professional artists.

Jambo – Jambo lets you connect with your neighborhood friends.

Jigsaw – An online business card networking directory for users to establish contacts with each other. Each business card is listed with an email id and a contact number.

Konnects – Konnects enables members to create their own professional networking communities.

Lawyrs – A professional social networking community for lawyers.

Linkedin – LinkedIn is a professional social networking website for business users, one of the most popular such sites out there. Some aspects of it are free, but many are paid.

mediabistro.com – mediabistro.com is for professionals in content or creative industry.

Pairup.com – Pairup connects business travelers assisting them to travel together.

Ryze.com – A site for establishing new connections and growing networks. Connections for jobs, building career and making sales.

Spoke.com – Spoke offers access to business network of over 40 million people worldwide.

Visible Path – Visible Path helps organizations to integrate social networking into their existing tools.

WebCrossing Neighbors – It provides a private label social network with personal spaces and user groups.

XING – XING is a networking directory of business contacts powering relationships between business professionals allowing users to connect with each other.

Family

Amiglia – A family networking service enabling users to connect to family members by publishing and sharing family trees, photos etc.

CafeMom – CafeMom is a social networking site for mothers to connect and share thoughts with each other.

Cingo – Cingo users connect with each other to organize their family life.

CommonGate – A social networking platform that enables users to create their own social network for their friends, family or organization.

Family 2.0 – Family 2.0 helps you create your own family social network, you can add family members, send personalized emails and create event alerts.

Famiva – A premier social network to connect with family members and relatives in a secure environment.

Famster – A private secure social network for family members.

Geni.com – An exciting social networking site enabling members to create their Family tree. Although it’s a relatively new site, it has grown tremendously fast, and has hundreds of thousands of users.

Genoom – Genoom creates a meeting place for its site users. They can create a family network by inviting their relatives and discover their past memories.

Kincafe – An ideal social network for families to connect with their beloved ones.

Kinzin – Kinzin is an online meeting place for families to share family events, photos, stories and recipes.

MayasMoM – A family networking site for parents.

Minti – A collaborative parenting site.

MomJunction – MomJunction allows mothers to find reliable answers to questions, create private spaces with friends and build communities.

MothersClick – MothersClick connects mothers in a neighborhood with each and provides parenting advice to them.

myfamily.com – An excellent way to connect with your family members.

OneGreatFamily.com – An online shared database with combined knowledge and data at a single place.

OurStory.com – OurStory enables users to share stories of their families with others.

Parentography – A social network offering advice and advice for families.

The Family Post – A sharing network for communication with family members.

Friends

43 Things – A tagging based social networking site. Users create accounts and list a number of goals or hopes and these are parsed based on similarity to goals of other users.

Amitize.com – Amitize is a worldwide friendship network.

aSmallWorld – aSmallWorld is a private online community designed for individuals who would like to connect, re-connect to share similar thoughts with each other.

Badoo.Com – Badoo is a dynamic multi-lingual social networking site with innovative photo and video features that allows its users worldwide to gain an instant mass audience and interact both locally and globally.

Bebo – Bebo is a hugely popular site (especially in the UK), and similar in philosophy to MySpace. It allows users to communicate with their friends in multiple ways including blogging, sending messages and posting pictures.

Eons – An online gathering place for the elderly; most of the users are over the age of 50 years.

Facebook.com – Facebook is a social networking phenomenon connection people with their friends, family and other users with similar interests.

Faceparty – A UK based community social networking website. It started for youngsters but has now risen to popularity among all age groups.

Flingr – Flingr allows users to connect with all categories of friends – colleagues, college mates and school buddies.

Friendster – It is a popular global social network for finding new friends and developing friendships as well as searching old friends.

hi5 – Hi5 is a prominent social networking service in India with over 40 million users. However, Hi5 has recently experienced an upsurge beyond India and has shown increasing popularity in EU too.

Lovento – Lovento allows you to discover news friends and also find information about latest events.

Multiply.com – Multiply is a social networking website providing easy way to share digital media which includes photos, videos and music.

Mycool – Mycool enables members to find and share their interests with special groups.

MySpace.com – MySpace is an interactive social networking website consisting of personal profiles, blogs, groups, photos, music and videos. It’s currently the biggest social networking site out there, and while it might not be the most advanced one, the users seem to love its simplicity.

NetFriendships.com – A comprehensive social networking site enabling users to make new online friends and discover old ones.

Netlog – A social community of more than 20 million young Europeans.

Orkut – Orkut is a social networking service owned by Google. It enables users to meet new friends and create communities.

Passado – Passado is Europe’s no.1 re-union website connecting members with friends from school to workplace.

Piczo – Piczo offers safe social networking environment to youngster around the world. Piczo users can design their personal website with photos, videos etc. and share it with their friends.

Plazes – A social networking website for connecting with local users.

Pownce.com – Pownce is a mix of social networking and microblogging. It enables users to send messages, files, events and links with each other.

ProfileHeaven.com – A UK based social networking site for teenagers.

reunion.com – A leading online service for discovering old friends, classmates and family members.

Vox.com – Vox is a social blogging service where users share their ideas, photos, videos with family and friends.

Xanga – Xanga is one of the biggest social networking platforms with features of sharing photos, photos and videos.

XuQa – An online college social networking site with poker gaming features.

Hobbies & Interests

ActionProfiles.com – It is social networking community for sports and action. The features of the website are profiles of users with photographs and videos, reviews of products and job discussion boards.

Arts community – Arts community provides a dynamic community experience by providing extensive listing of exhibitions, events and openings.

BeGreen – BeGreen is a community that aims to generate environmental awareness for users.

beRecruited – beRecruited is a dedicated online community for sportpersons and coaches.

BottleTalk – BottleTalk is a wine lover’s community making it easy for members to share their drinking experiences.

CarGurus – An automobile community website enabling users to post car reviews, photos and share opinions.

Change – Change is a nonprofit social networking website that connects like minded users and allows them to exchange information.

ChangingThePresent – A nonprofit fund raising community with membership of over 400 nonprofits.

ChickAdvisor – ChickAdvisor is a sharing community for women users.

CircleUp – CircleUp is one of the best community website connecting users to groups, clubs for knowledge sharing, information exchange.

Coastr – Coastr connects beer lovers with each other.

ColShare – ColShare is a community for people who have hobby of collecting items like coins, stamps etc.

coRank – A rating community for users to share interesting information on internet.

DailyStrength – A huge community of over 500 groups dealing with health issues and various medical challenges.

Dundoo – Dundoo enables users to create image collages out of social networking profile. A big amount of ads on the site somewhat diminishes the overall impression.

Flixster – Flixster is a community for movie lovers.

FuelEmpire – FuelEmpire brings automobile enthusiasts together at one place.

GirlSense – A community for girls to promote their fashion designs & creations.

Greenvoice – An online networking platform for people who are conscious about the environment, who want to inform each other on environmental issues and create a difference.

iYomu – iYomu is an adult social networking website and it allows users to search for site members who have similar interests or for business needs.

Motortopia – Motortopia is community for automobile lovers. It consists of passionate lovers of bikes, planes, cars and boats etc.

MyCatSpace – MyCatSpace is a community for lovers of cats passionate to share experiences of their cats with others.

MyDogSpace – MyDogSpace users can share their dog pictures, write blog posts about dogs and communicate with other dog lovers, all in a very lovely community.

Uniteddogs – A social networking website for dog owners. The dog owners can creae profiles of their dogs, create blogs and share their thoughts.

vSocial – vSocial is a video based social networking platform allowing content owners, site operators to deliver the message online with video.

Media (Photo, Video & Audio)

Buzdeo – Buzdeo provides secure video sharing service with friends and family.

Fotki – A photo sharing service enabling users to connect with friends.

Fotolog – A big online photo sharing community.

Music

Asoboo – Asoboo is a sharing network for cultural artists from around the world.

BandChemistry – A network for musicians uniting music bands all over.

BandWagon – BandWagon is a music community website for music fans to manage their web pages, profiles, videos and music.

CrackSpace – A common place for fans of hip-hop music.

Moob – A dedicated community of hip-hop fans.

MOG – An online community powering site members to discover music and music lovers.

Mobile

CrackBerry – A community dedicated to BlackBerry users.

Dodgeball – A New York based service facilitating social interactions through mobile phones.

Friendstribe.com – A mobile phone based social networking site.

GotZapp – A mobile social network for sharing images, audio and graphics with your friends’ mobile phones.

Groovr – An ultimate mobile social networking site for staying connected with friends. It is compatible with iPhone.

Jaiku – Jaiku is essentially a microblogging service with an SMS gateway, very similar to Twitter. They’ve recently been acquired by Google.

Loopt – Loopt is a cool mobile based friend locator website. It uses GPS to show its users the location of friends by updating maps on mobile handset.

Mixxer – Mixxer enables users to content on their mobile with site members.

Mobango – A mobile community service powering users to search for user generated music content, videos and other data.

Mozes – Mozes enables members to connect & socialize with each other through mobile phones.

Partysync – Partysync helps users to interact with people using mobiles.

Peepsnation – Peepsnation allows users with similar interests to connect with each other on location basis.

Rabble – A location based social networking service for mobile phone users.

Socialight – Socialight is a mobile based social networking site where users share their travel experiences with other mobile users.

Wattpad – A mobile phone social networking platform allowing users to discover, read and share their stories with each others.

Shopping

3LUXE – A community generated product research site.

AgentB – A common place to find out the best shopping deals on internet.

bringsome.com – A global goods delivery platform enabling community members to assist each other with access to best items from across the world.

boxedup.com – Boxedup.com users add their favorite products to their list and share it with others.

CoWorkersAds – An online marketplace listing allowing site members to discover and sell items among coworkers community.

iliketotallyloveit.com – A user generated marketplace where users submit cool products.

MyItThings.com – A user generated magazine for shopping.

MyStore.com – A social market place for buyers and sellers.

Productwiki.com – ProductWiki is a common place for users to share information about consumer products.

RedFlagDeals.com – RedFlagDeals.com is Canada’s most popular shopping community which offers huge discounts to site users.

Sale Grab – SaleGrab is a social shopping site for best sales and discount deals.

Shoppero – Shoppero offers profit sharing to site users for writing product reviews.

Smashing Darling – A collaborative market place connecting buyers and sellers at one place.

Students

AlumWire – AlumWire has been created to assist college students, alumni with professional opportunities.

B4Class – A social network for high school and college students.

Campusbug – A college student social networking website.

CampusRank – CampusRank members select and rate their old school friends and group them into various categories.

College.com – An online community for college students.

CollegeMedium.com – A student classifieds website for buying and selling items, jobs search etc.

College Tonight – A great place to meet fellow college students and alumni.

DormItem.com – A local classifieds listings for schools in various cities.

Graduates.com – A social networking site assisting graduate school students to stay in touch post completion of course.

Half.com – A leading student market place for buying and selling textbooks at discounted prices.

iHipo – An international community for college students and business professionals looking for networking opportunities.

LocalSchools – A networking site connecting students with local US colleges and universities.

Pazap.com – A student trading site for buying and selling on-campus books with other students.

Quizilla – Quizilla is a social network for young teens.

RateMyProfessor.com – RateMyProfessor connects students aspiring to study similar courses by assisting each other.

Student.com – Student.com is a big online community for college students, high school students and teens with around 1,000,000 members.

Studentbid.com – Studentbid.com is a student market place for sales and purchase of items without any fees.

StudentSN.com – A social network allowing users to create home pages with contact information, personal information and photo albums.

Uloop.com – Uloop allows students to trade textbooks, promote community events and do host of other activities.

Travel & Locals

Amicoz.com – Amicoz is slightly different from conventional social networking sites; it doesn’t have some of the common features found on socnets. It is dedicated to assist users in sharing their travel experiences, nothing more, nothing less.

Citizenbay – Citizenbay is a user community for discovering local information.

CityTherapy – CityTherapy is an easy way to find and share places of interest (restaurant, bars) in Europe.

CouchSurfing – A global travel network connecting travelers with local communities.

fatdoor.com – A fun and an interactive way to connect with the folks from your neighborhood online.

Going.com – A fun way to interact with people locally.

iloho – An online travel community with similarity to social bookmarking services like digg.

MatchActivity – A site connecting people on the basis of their activities. Users can find things to do and join people in their area.

Matador – A travel based social network with an integrated blogging service.

myTripbook.com – myTripbook.com is a place for people who want to share their travel experiences through photos, videos and blogging with others.

OurFaves – OurFaves is a community of urban savvy folks who enjoy the Toronto city and find out cool places to hang out at.

Outside.in – A nice way to explore local communities to keep track with neighborhood news.

Rummble – Rummble enables users to discover as well as share places of interest in your neighborhood.

TravBuddy – TravBuddy is a cool site for sharing travel experiences, finding new travel friends or reading travel reviews of fellow friends.

Travellerspoint – An international meeting point for worldwide travelers.

TravelTogether – A travel based social networking service enabling users to share travel plans, travel deals and experiences.

tribe.net – Tribe.net is one of the easiest ways to connect with people for finding a restaurant, a killer apartment, a gentle dentist or a hiking friend.

TripUp – A travel community site for finding travel information and planning for trips.

Triporama– Triporama provides an easy way to plan and collaborate on group trips.

VibeAgent – VibeAgent is a site about hotel reviews, travel meta-search and social networking.

WAYN – A social networking website uniting world wide travelers.

WeExplore – WeExplore provides an online platform for volunteers and travelers from all over the globe.

Wikitravel – Wikitravel is dedicated project for creating a trusted, up-to-date travel guide. It has over 16,641 travel destination guides maintained and written by Wikitravellers from around the world.

Zoodango – Zoodango is a website enabling users to connect with urban professionals either online or face-to-face at local venues. (via)

Tuesday, April 4, 2006

Top 30 Blog Directories

One of the easy attainable promotional tools for blogs are blog directories. Like all directories, they won’t bring you instant fame and thousands of visitors, but they’re still a valuable resource which should not be overlooked. We’ve gathered together 30+ free and paid directories to help you get started.

Free Directories

Blog-Search.com – Directory of over 14,000 blogs, also offers a free newsletter with tips for web masters.

Blogarama.com – Over 63,000 blogs and counting. It shows you how many times people have visited your site, while visitors can leave reviews for the individual sites.

BlogBunch.com – Simple and straightforward site with numerous categories.

BlogCatalog.com – There’s no indication of how many blogs are listed in this directory, but they encourage interaction amongst bloggers and readers.

BlogCode.com – Unique site that lets visitors find blogs with similar topics.

BlogExplosion.com – Get your blog reviewed by fellow bloggers, will also allow you to post a banner and give you stats. 59,000+ blogs in the directory.

Blogflux.com – Over 93,000 blogs in their system. Besides being a directory, BlogFlux offers numerous free tools for webmasters and blog owners.

Bloggernity.com – A plain, straightforward blog directory of over 46,000 sites.

BlogHop.com – When you join with the other 29,000+ blogs listed here, you tag your site with keywords so surfers can find blogs that match their interests.

BlogHub.com – A directory of over 35,000 blogs and a community for talking about all things related to blogging.

BlogListing.net – Free submission except for featured listings.

BlogRankings.com – 10,000+ blogs separated by categories and having an updated list of recently pinged sites.

BlogToplist.com – An old style directory that ranks blogs based on an “in/out” system, but is free to use.

Britblog.com – As the name would suggest, a directory of blogs from Great Britain.

Findingblog.com – Over 2400 blogs are included in this site. A good place to get yourself noticed if marketed correctly.

GeekySpeaky.com – A small blog directory that requires only a reciprocal text link.

GetBlogs.com – Over 11,000 blogs split over 190 categories.

GlobeOfBlogs.com – Nearly 61,000 blogs and counting. The site seems to be friendly to the non-English speaking crowd.

IBlogBusiness.com – A directory of over 2500 business-themed blogs.

LSBlogs.com – A directory that lists more than blogs: it also accepts submissions of blog hosts, tools and related sites.

MyBlog2U.com – Free submission directory with over 2,000 sites listed.

JoeAnt.com – Sites at JoeAnt are indexed by category and by region of the world.

QuickBlogDirectory.com – Another small directory requiring only a reciprocal text link.

SportsBlogs.com – A directory dedicated to sports blogs of all types.

TheWeblogReview.com – A unique directory where your site is categorized and reviewed by the staff first.

WeBlogAlot.com – Allows you to add your RSS feed or a ping.

Paid Directories

AliveDirectory.com – All submissions are manually checked, offers annual and permanent pricing options.

AvivaDirectory.com – A smallish directory at only a little over 750 blogs, but well organized and easy to look at.

Best Of The Web Blogs – This particular directory charges for review, and it does not guarantee your admission, making it a bit more of an elite source for blogs.

Bloggeries.com – Reasonably priced as low as $9.99.

BlogUniverse.com – Submission options as low as $4.99.

Business.com – A directory for business sites in just about every industry.

Site-Sift.com – Entry levels for just about every budget.

Umdum.com – Offers Express and Sponsored listings, all sites are reviewed for quality.

UncoverTheNet.com – The cheapest solution only gets your site name listed; the site is huge and covers a lot of blogs.

Yahoo Directory – It’s a big name directory, but quite expensive to get listed in. You are definitely paying for a “brand name” with this one, but it might be worth it. (via)

Monday, April 3, 2006

Top 140 Search Engines and Directories

Search, the holy grail that pushed Google into global Internet domination, is still coveted by many. The fact that most users don’t even consider switching Google for anything else doesn’t mean that there’s no innovation going on in the field of search. Quite the contrary; which can also be seen from the list below.

General Information Search Engines

Google – Does it need any explanation? In case you haven’t been online in the last 10 years, this is the largest, most popular and widely used search engine on the planet.

Yahoo – Much like Google above. Also a widely used general information search engine.

DogPile – Compiles results from some of the major search engines such as Google, Yahoo and Windows Live Search.

AltaVista – Search the web, audio, images, videos and news. You can also search WorldWide or narrow your results to U.S. Only.

Windows Live Search – Search the web and get your own personalized page filled with information you love.

Zuula – Search the web with results from all of the major search engines, you can also specify which search engines you want results from. You can also add the Zuula search to your Firefox search box.

Mamma.com – A meta search engine. Not only can you search the web for information and videos you can also search the white and yellow pages.

Ask.com – Find whatever you are looking for quickly and easily. You can search the web for images, blogs, news and much more. Ask has recently had a redesign and some reports have been very positive about it.

WebCrawler – Why settle for one search engine when you can have them all. Get your results mixed together from Google, Yahoo, Windows Live and more.

Netscape Search – Search the web for your favorite information with Netscape. Not the best search engine out there by any means, but solid; mostly used by Netscape users.

MetaCrawler – Search the web, yellow pages and white pages from one place.

Clusty – A twist on typical search engines. Clusty not only lists your results like you are used to seeing, but it also breaks them into clusters, or categories, making finding the desired results a little easier.

Excite – A search engine and much more. Get your own customized page with news, horoscopes, local weather and more.

MozDex – A search engine seeded from the Dmoz Directory, it is powered by open source technology.

Kanoodle – This is a pay-per-click sponsored search engine. This means you can pay for inclusion, if you are trying to drive traffic to your site.

ExactSeek – Large online search engine, you can search the web, blogs, news and articles. You can include your site for free or featured/paid inclusion.

AlltheWeb – Search results are provided by Yahoo. You can also search specifically for news, audio and video all in 36 different languages.

Lycos – Lycos search results are powered by Ask.com and much like Excite you can customize the homepage to suit your interests.

ScrubtheWeb – On top of searching the web, this site is also a host to many great web developer tools, like the meta tag builder and analyzer.

LemmeFind – Meta search engine that pulls results from Google. Yahoo and MSN.

KartOO – A fun flash based metasearch engine with a unique visual interface. Rather than displaying long boring lists of results, KartOO displays an interactive map for finding results.

AOL Search – Search the web with AOL Gerald-Levin-on-Fear. Search results are enhanced by Google.

HotBot – Search the web using Ask.com or MSN and you can create custom filters to block out all of that unwanted information.

SearchMaze – Nice clean search engine, with some useful tools and features like their toolbar with the ability search from over 150 search engines.

IxQuick – A very powerful meta search engine, not only can you find what you want on the web, you can also find phone numbers and addresses through their international phone One-World-One-Phone directory search.

MSN.com – Search the web with MSN, there are so many other resources available.

GigaBlast – Nice search engine with lots of features. You can restrict search results to specific sites, add search features to your own site and more.

Seekz – Meta search engine with site clustering and duplicate removal.

Zippy – Great all around search engine with a special emphasis on webmasters. You can compare top 10 results for SEO purposes, compare two sites against each other and other great features.

Iboogie – Meta search engine that clusters results so they can be broken down into the most relevant information related to your criteria.

Irazoo – Get points which can earn you prizes by simply using the search engine.

WebFetch – Query results from U.K based sites only or search internationally.

Human Edited Search Engines and Directories

Mahalo – Jason Calacanis’ baby, a very serious contender with lots of funding, is best described as a cross between Wikipedia and Google. If a human edit result for your query doesn’t exist, you’ll be transfered to standard Google results.

DmozProbably the most popular and largest human edited search engine directory. All sites must be submitted and approved for placement in the directory.

Sproose – A user powered search engine. Users vote on the results and then the sites are ranked accordingly. This allows them to provide quality results, without all of the junk that you find in a typical search engine.

Directory Hound – Human edited directory modeled after Dmoz. All sites must be submitted and approved before entry. Covers all general categories.

Yoofindit.com – General information directory, all sites are reviewed by staff members.

Best of the Web – Very popular directory, with strict submission guidelines. Also have an award program for the best ranked sites.

10 Directory – Nice, clean looking categorized web directory.

Ajdee.com – All submitted sites are reviewed and approved by editors before inclusion is granted. They cover all general categories and do not allow adult related websites.

Search Turtle – A human edited web directory and search engine. Make claims of having the most rigorous submission guidelines, to allow for the best spam-free results.

GoGuides.org – Community guides review all site submissions for inclusion within the directory. Very clean look, easy to use.

JoeAnt – A very large directory portal operated by volunteer guides. You can find a little bit of everything here and you can apply to become a guide yourself.

ChaCha – Suppose you can’t find what you are searching for. One click on ChaCha will get you in touch with a live guide to help you find what you want.

Book and Library Search Engines

Librarians Internet Index – A publicly funded search engine and directory of information and resources for librarians.

BookFinder – Searches over 125 million books from several online catalogs. You are sure to find your favorite.

AddAll – Search for your favorite book from over forty different stores and 20,000 different sellers, including Amazon.com.

UsedBookSearch – Search thousands of online shops for used, rare and out of print books.

ComicSeeker.com – If comic books are more your style, search the web for rare and collectible comics here.

Business Search Engines and Directories

Bpubs.com – A business search engine and directory for business and trade related publications.

BizEurope – Extensive directory and trade portal for European businesses.

Business.com – Large business search engine and directory.

HongKong Business Directory – Directory of information for over 100,000 HongKong based businesses.

World Trade Search – Search engine and trade directory for businesses in North America, Europe and Asia.

Jayde – Popular business to business search engine. Find businesses in many different markets.

AardvarkBusiness.net – Find thousands of business websites around the web with this search engine.

Cyber TradeZone – Global directory of importers and exporters.

Zibb – A global search engine for finding businesses on the web.

Made-in-China.com – Trade directory of products from Chinese Suppliers.

MasterSeek – Find businesses and contact information from companies in 75 countries. Filter results to specific countries.

BusinesSeek – Global business directory and search engine.

KellySearch.com – Directory of over 2 million businesses and products from around the globe.

SmallBizSearch.com – Small business search engine provided by Entrepreneur.com.

BusinessCrawler – Large business search engine and directory.

BizAhead – International business Risky-Business to business directory.

Alibaba.com – Extensive Global trade directory, many different products and manufacturers available.

Music and Video Related Search Engines

Project Playlist – Generates results from record labels, artist websites music blogs and other publicly available websites. Search by Artist name, song title or both.

PodNova – A podcast and video blog search engine. You can search the directory or browse by tag, you can also add your own feed for others to find.

Truveo – Searches through millions of videos across the web each day. Purchased by AOL in 2006 this is one of the largest sources for finding videos.

Espew – An Mp3 search engine that aggregates results from around the web. This is a completely free and legal service, they pay a percentage to the record labels every time a song is played.

SkreemR – Search engine that indexes publicly accessible audio files from across the web.

EveryZing – A media search engine for finding audio and video files across multiple channels.

Blinkx – Very large search engine for finding videos across the web. They have millions of results in their database are considered to be one of the largest video search engines in the world.

ScoopVid! – Track down the most popular videos by the hour, day or even month. You can also search the web for video results.

MusicIP – Discover new artists through their digital music search engine. You can also sign-up to include your own recordings in the index.

MusicHits – Find everything from musician homepages to music on sale to music news sites. Very extensive directory.

Mp3Realm – Search for Mp3 files artist, title, genre and album. You can also filter results by duration.

Musicians-Search.net – A user updated directory of music related sites. You can browse by genre or even instruments or search the directory. You can also add your own music site.

MusicSearcher – Search or browse by your favorite artist or music genre. They also aggregate breaking news in the music industry.

Vdoogle – This search engine indexes results from sites like YouTube and Google Video, to bring you shared and viral videos.

The Brass Band Portal – If brass bands are your thing, this is a search engine dedicated to finding related information for brass fans.

Artist Direct – A network of music related sites and services. You can find sites that offer multi-media content, music related e-commerce, music news and more.

PodScope – The first of its kind, PodScope is an audio and video search engine that allows you to search and find podcasts by the words that are spoken within them.

MusicRobot – Search the Internet for MIDI files of your favorite music.

Pixsy – Very nice media search engine. You can find plenty of images and videos here to suit your fancy.

Music Crawler – One of the leading U.S. Based search engines. Find your favorite music anywhere on the web.

LyricsPoint.com – Looking for song lyrics? This search engine pulls over 100,000 song lyrics to match your criteria.

Mu-Seek – Search the web for your favorite music, by words in the title or words in the song lyrics. Just in case you can’t remember what the song was called.

Ulinkx – A social video search engine. Browse popular videos by tags or perform a search for your favorites.

MELE.com – A specialty search engine for finding Hawaiian music by artist name, album name or song title.

SeeqPod – Search engine aggregates music from all over the web, and displays the results in a clean interface. You can also play the music right from the search results to see if it is what you are looking for.

MusicVideos4All – Search the web for your favorite music videos or browse through what others are searching for.

VidSea – Beta search engine for video hunters.

Blog and RSS Search Engines and Directories

BlogSearchEngine – Search engine queries results from over 10 million blogs around the web.

Google Blog Search – Search Google’s index to find blogs on your favorite topic.

Bloogz – Blog search engine.

Total Blog Directory – Categorized directory of blogs.

BritBlog.com – Searchable directory of British based blogs.

Real Estate Blogs – A large directory of blogs affiliated with the real estate market.

Technorati – One of the most popular blog directories, they currently index over 100 million blogs on virtually every topic.

BlogDigger – Search engine for finding blogs and RSS feeds.

BlogHub – Online directory of blogs and resources for bloggers.

Blog-Search – Find your favorite blogs and RSS feeds.

BlogCatalog – Very large social blog directory, find a blog or add your own to the list.

Bloglines – Search or share your favorite news feeds, blogs and rich web content.

BlogExplosion – Directory of blogs covering virtually every category.

Peace Corps Journals – Directory of over 3000 blogs written by Peace Corps volunteers from around the world.

Find That Feed – search the web for feeds by keyword.

Plazoo – Blog and feed search engine. You have the option to search in several different languages.

Othx – Personal blog search engine, human edited for quality results.

SplogSpot – Search engine for finding spam blogs, link farms and more spam related content.

Syndic8 – RSS and Atom news feed search engine.

BlogDumps – Directory of blogs from around the web.

Bloggapedia – Directory of blogs , blog news and more. Add your blog to the directory.

BlogHop – Search through nearly 30,000 blogs in this directory, you can find them by tags or keyword search.

PhotoBlogs.org – Search through more than 26,000 photoblogs in their directory.

Blo.gs – Blog search engine owned by Yahoo. Add your own blog to the directory.

Postami.com – RSS and Atom search engine.

BlogFlux – Extensive directory of blogs, and blogging tools and resources.

Blogarama – Searchable blog directory, can also browse by category.

Miscellaneous Search Engines

PoemHunter.com – Search for poets, poems, quotations and music.

DriverSearch.com – Have a device that requires a driver? Here you can search the web for thousands of device drivers.

Hawaii Search – A directory committed to indexing every website with relation to the Hawaiin Islands. You can get hotel accommodations or just check out the local shops.

FindSounds – A free search engine for finding audio clips and sound effects. You can get files in Wave, AU and AIFF formats.

AllofMaine.com – A large search directory of Maine only websites.

AardvarkTravel.net – If you are in the need of a good vacation, you can go here and search through over 20 thousand travel sites from around the world.

First Nations Seeker – Extensive directory of North American Indian websites.

HomePageSeek – Some webmasters just don’t have a knack for being found. This search engine and directory, tries to help you find those sites you wouldn’t ordinarily come across.

Black Business Planet – A directory filled with links to African American related websites and content.

WebWombat – Search through over 20 million results from Australian based websites, and customize the homepage to fit your needs.

Social Work Search – Searchable directory of information in the social worker profession.

Teddy Bear Search – A search engine for finding teddy bears around the world. Searches are customizable and you can search in English or French.

StarLink – Search for Astronomy related information, institutions, and addresses.

Krugle – This is a search engine for open source code, projects and technical information for developers.

Scirus – Search engine for scientists. Searches and indexes over 450 million science related websites, to keep scientific information at your fingertips.

Healia – Search engine for health related information.

EscapeArtist.com – A search engine developed to give you calling codes to and from any country in the world.

SFAHQ – Search for results of related interests to the Special Forces. A non-profit project ran by ex-military.

WorthyLinks – A Christian search engine. Find Christian stores and resources from around the web.

FinderSeeker – A search engine for finding other search engines.

ParaSeek – A search engine and directory for those of you interested in the paranormal.

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Friday, March 31, 2006

Top 20 Sporting Social Networks

With the baseball playoffs going on, American football in full swing, and the English Premiere League season heating up, it seems sports are everywhere nowadays. So, we’ve gathered 20+ social networks related to sports for you to check out and see if any strike your fancy.

AnglingMasters.com – For all the fishermen out there. Share your catches and compare, talk about your favorite spots and more.

ArmchairGM.com – A wiki based sports site where very fan has their own talk page so you can leave messages for one another.

BikeSpace.net – Meet other bikers, share routes, show off pictures of your gear, and more.

FanNation.com – Run by SI.com and CNN.com, the site is a mixture of news and social networking.

FanSpot.com – Share the teams you are passionate about,

FitLink.com – Get together with other people who enjoy working out, share hiking & running paths, show off your latest workout stats and more.

Golf-Finder.net – Not just a social network, you can also locate golf courses all over the world, and find nearby golfing buddies to play with.

GolfLink.com – Create a profile, share photos & videos, post your scores, find courses to play on and more.

GolferLinkUp.com – Meet other golfers, talk about the game you love, blog about it.

HighSchoolPlaybook.com – A network for high school athletes to chat, upload videos, blog, and more.

ILoveToPlay.com – A social network for fans of any and all sports.

InfieldParking.com – Dedicated solely to NASCAR racing enthusiasts.

Oobgolf.com – Track your scores, post from your mobile, meet other golfers.

Sixer.tv – A social site dedicated to the popular world sport of cricket.

SportsMates.com – A site dedicated to all sports. Rewards members with points for contributing, points will someday be redeemable for sporting goods.

Sportsvite.com – A site for those wishing to find othes to participate in recreational sports.

Takkle.com – A site for high school athletes to post photos, videos, share statistics, schedules and more.

UltraFan.com – A sports site not focusing on any one sport, but more of a site about the fans of sports.

WalkerTracker.com – A site for those who are enthusiastic about their walking to meet others that share your love.

ZexSports.com – A sports network dedicated to all of the extreme sports.

ZigaZoga.com – A network focusing on the most popular sport in the world, football (AKA soccer). (via)

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Top 20 Free Press Release Distribution Sites

Following up on the advertising toolbox, you also need to let the media (oh if only there was a site about web 2.0 and social networking where you could get covered…) know about your new venture. We’ve gathered 20+ sites that will help you with getting your press release out in the world for free.

24-7PressRelease.com – Free release distribution with ad-support

1888PressRelease.com – Free distribution, paid services gives you better placement and permanent archiving.

ClickPress.com – Distributs to sites like Google News and Topix.net, Gold level will also get you to sites like LexisNexis.

EcommWire.com – Focuses on ecommerece and requires you include an image, 3 keywords and links.

Express-Press-Release.com – Free distribution company with offices in 12 states.

Free-Press-Release.com – Easy press release distribution for free, more features for paid accounts.

Free-Press-Release-Center.info – Distributes your release, offers a web page with one keyword link to your site. Pro upgrade will give you three links, permanent archiving and more.

I-Newswire.com – Allows for free distribution to sites and search engines, premium membership differs only slightly in adding in graphics.

NewswireToday.com – All the usual free distribution tools, premium service includes logo, product picture and more.

PR.com – Not only will they distribute your press releases, but you can also set up a full company profile.

PR9.net – Ad supported press distribution site.

PR-Inside.com – European-based free press release distribution site.

PRBuzz.com – Completely free distribution to search engines, news sites, and blogs.

PRCompass.com – Distribute your press release with a free or paid version, others can vote it up ala Digg style.

PRUrgent.com – Not only distributes your release, but attempts to teach you how to write one, and even offers downloadbale samples for you to work with.

Press-Base.com – Submit your release for free and get on their front page and the category of your choice.

PressAbout.com – A free press release service formatted as a blog.

PressMethod.com – Free press release distribution no matter what, but extra services based on the size of your contribution.

PRLeap.com – Free distribution to search engines, newswires, and RSS feeds. Fee based bumps get you better placement.

PRLog.org – Free distribution to Google News and other other search engines.

TheOpenPress.com – Gives free distribution for plain formatted releases, fees for HTML-coded releases. (via)