Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Spring Fever at DirectMatches!

Spring Fever seems to have a firm grip on DirectMatches members! Along with the massive growth of our membership base, networking and social communication between members has also been burning up the intercommunity e-mail system.

This is not surprising. As more and more members discover the convenience of zipping off a quick note to the owner of an interesting profile, everyone will become anxious to log into his or her account and go directly to "My Mails" to see what's new! Besides convenience, intercommunity e-mail also offers the guarantee that all your messages WILL be delivered. No need to worry about SPAM filters or bounced e-mail anymore!

So, dive right in and send an intercommunity e-mail to someone. Remember, your personal information is protected. No one will ever know more about you than what is contained in your public profile or what you divulge yourself in a personal communication. The same applies with instant messaging, the chat rooms, and message boards.

Have fun, enjoy Spring Fever, and socialize or network to your heart's content!

Thursday, May 05, 2005

How Relevant Is Social Networking?

Online social networking is a growing trend for finding others who share like interests, as evidenced by the keen interest Internet giants such as Google, Amazon and Yahoo! are showing. But, in today's fast paced world, where time and convenience are at a premium, how can social networking fill the bill for hobbyists as well as hobby store owners?

Consider the following exerpts from MSNBC about online social networking...

"...there is growing evidence to support claims that some social networking services (SNS for short) can be a powerful professional ally to businesses — in particular, independent entrepreneurs and smaller companies, for whom each new personal connection is a significant business building block."

"Social networks are like grease — in some cases, gasoline — for our personal business networking machines. If you aren't plugged in, you will be out-done by better-connected, hyper-networked colleagues and competitors."

These quotes from MSNBC demonstrate the changing outlook on the future of online social networking. Focus is shifting beyond the entertainment value of casual interaction and dating to include Business to Business (B2B) and Business to Customer (B2C) networking.

The next obvious step in this evolution is a social and business network where members can interact both on a personal and professional level, meeting all of their networking needs, conveniently at one central location.

DirectMatches "fills the bill." Offering Business, Sportsmen, Friendfinder, Singles, Employer, and Job Seeker Communities, DirectMatches is the FIRST online, multi-match networking service and addresses the needs of all networkers, whether business or social.

DirectMatches also offers its members the unique opportunity to build an online business at the forefront of the rising networking trend. A foreward-thinking company, blazing the path in a growing industry, DirectMatches truly provides its members with the opportunity to build a successful business that has the potential for a substantial residual income.

For more information and help getting started, login to DirectMatches, review the Orientation & Training materials under the News Center link, and contact Bill Weber, username megladon.

~Article contributed by Karen Campbell
misskkc (at) excite (dot) com