The miracle of free time. Give me a handful of hours to do with as I wish and I will immediately sacrifice them to the internet gods, let me tell you. How time flies when you are totally wasting it.
Social networking sites have never really interested me before, but this weekend I tried out cre8buzz.com and actually had a pretty good time poking around. Thanks be to Sara for the buzz on this one, by the way.
Taken from their "About" page, here's the lowdown on cre8buzz:
We built Cre8buzz with one question in mind: How do we get EVERYONE more…
- More exposure
- More visitors
- More views
- More friends
- More followers
- More comments
- More feedback
How do we help people cre8 a buzz of their own?
And that has, so far, been the real fun of it-- building your own little community, your custom profile, and building your own buzz... with a little help from your friends, that is. I don't know what it is about that site, but the majority of my blogging community has made its way over there, which is actually fairly interesting. What's different about this networking site versus others? Honestly, I couldn't tell you, but whatever it is, it's working so far.
Actually, maybe it's the competition to become the #1 buzz ranked member? I'm at #18 overall right now... meanwhile Suburban Oblivion has been totally hogging the top spot. I'll let ya'll know when I overtake her. ;)
Aaaahhhhh, but I'm more about community than that! Which brings me to my next time suck of the weekend: Twitter. Yes, I finally succumbed to the temptation that is Twitter. I wanted something else to add to my cre8buzz profile to make it more personal, so I thought I'd give it a shot.
However, since I wanted to add the Google Share feature so that I could show off my friends' work but couldn't get it to show up correctly, I found a compromise in Twitter. Rather than just featuring my own Twitters, I posted a sidebar widget featuring my Twitters, along with those of my blogging circles. Pretty nifty, actually. Let me know if you want to be included (or don't, for that matter) and I'll get right on it.
By the way, one of my most recent Twitters was earlier this evening when I realized that it was time to finally catch an episode of The Two Coreys on A&E. How did I not hear about this show before this weekend? Is my Corey Haim radar that old that it didn't pick up his presence on TV again after all these years?
Seriously, who here had a crush on Corey Haim when you were little? (cont'd...)
I don't know which came first, my obsession with him or Ralph Macchio, but I can safely say that the more fervent crush of the two was on Corey... good thing I dodged that bullet. Talk about a time suck. His new show with Corey Feldman has made one thing perfectly clear to me: My taste in celebrity crushes is inherently flawed. Allow me to present the evidence: Jordan Knight of New Kids on the Block: adult panic-attack-prone, whiney-baby loser. Lance Bass of *NSync: well, I missed that boat altogether. Corey Haim: perpetually stuck in a surreal reality that even Corey Feldman can't touch.
I think Ralph Macchio may be the only one remotely normal anymore, but that may only be because I can't find him. Not that I'm looking, but still.
Finally, two site changes to note: First, I've added a comment filter due to an obscene number of spam comments. If you have any problems with it, let me know. Maybe I'll drop off the spammers radar later.
Second, check out the "Revel in the Thread-Bear" icon in the sidebar on the left occasionally. Just for fun, I'm going to link to a random site every now and then that is of interest to me. Want your site featured? Just ask. Oh, and I promise no porno surprises or anything... check out the SnapShot first if yer 'fraid of big jugs popping up.
Speaking of scary things popping up, check out this clip of the Coreys and thank your lucky stars that all of those kisses on your Teen Beat and BOP posters went unanswered.
Oh, and I should probably mention that I don't buy the sincerity of this show for a second. But it is highly
entertaining and, yes, I plan to watch every episode before it gets
canceled. Because, let's be honest, I still heart Corey Haim. Damn it.