When it comes to social networks, I am always up for adding another one to my growing arsenal. It’s an addiction I am totally proud of. Last month, it was announced that the online social media and tech wondersite Mashable was unveiling their new ‘Mashable Follow’ imprint. The service allows for users to create their own page and then connect and follow others. On your page, you can link useful information like articles and blog posts, and you can also see what others are linking.
Mashable is calling this new social network a “new social layer”. Not only do they want to bring valuable content to their readers, but they want to also encourage engagement amongst their users, creating a community on their massive site.
Beta testing began in Feburary and has been slowly rolling out to users. People already on Mashable Follow can invite others to the network. This is how I got onto it—my good friend Nick sent me and invite and I hurried up and created my page.
I’ve only been on Mashable Follow for a few days, so it’s hard for me to rate it at this point. From what I see, it’s less of a status updater (like Facebook) or a micro-blogging site (like Twitter) and more of content sharing to create conversation. I need more followers on Mashable Follow, so if you are using it, please follow me—HERE!
What do you think of Mashable Follow thus far?