Are you using social media to connect with potential customers and clients? Do you want to, but don’t know where to spend your time?
One of the reasons I’m not a big player in social media is because I haven’t found the social sites I connect with. I use del.icio.us to bookmark pages and I’ve set up a few profiles on the usual top sites, but none of the communities has ever called out to me to participate. The more active you are on a particular social media site the better you can market yourself by making connections. The problem is finding the sites you want to interact with. If you find yourself in a similar position have a look at the Web 2.0 Top 1,000 List!.
Found via Search Engine Guide the web 2.0 top 1,000 list links to you guessed it, 1,000 web 2.0 sites. Ok, I didn’t actually count to check if there are 1,000, but I did count the 67 different categories. Here’s a sample.
The list is very long so you might want to save it for the weekend and then click through on some of the links under any category that interests you. Some look like production apps, some look like online communities, and some look like fun diversions. I admit I’ve only clicked on a few of the links so far (it is a long list) and more than a few don’t seem to lead to an active site.
Most of these probably won’t interest you, but with 1,000 links (less those that don’t work) it’s hard to imagine not being able to find at least a few new sites where you can spend some time and perhaps meet like-minded people and even those potential clients I mentioned at the start.
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