OK, so I went on my social networking safari and thank goodness I didn’t adopt someone else’s opinion as my own. I chose to join only the social networks from “Top 10 Most Beautiful Social Networks” that suited me.
I joined Pownce, Beautiful Society and Virb; all the while still a member of MySpace and Facebook. So I joined, signed on and got to searching.
Pownce was my first victim. This so-called “beautiful” social network, although neatly organized, doesn’t strike me as “pretty.” Rather, it’s just pretty plain.
The only beauty in Beautiful Society is its name. It’s easy to sign-up but the concept falls short at keeping people entertained. The all-forum-style setup of favorites, articles and “stuff” sections are outdated.
Virb was much like MySpace without the hassle of html coding. Like MySpace, you can customize your profile’s colors; but that’s all you can change. After browsing a bit I came to the conclusion that Virb had the user friendliness and components of Facebook with a MySpace look and feel. Virb is still lacking components that keep Facebook addicts coming back for more.
It’s the “Beautiful Mess” state of mind I’m in when I’m on Facebook: scoping out friends, poking, messaging, writing on walls, looking through photos, reading my news feed, playing a game…. And well, you get the point!
Facebook is ever-evolving, keeping its addicts in a constant state of curiosity and interest. Even though it didn’t make the Mashable beautiful list, I think it’s beautiful- a “Beautiful Mess!” What good is a beautiful and user friendly social network if there are no users to socialize???
There are plenty of well known B2C brands that are killing it on social media. Wendy’s has gained thousands of followers and fans with their