One day we’re going to look back on the early social networking sites and see them like the first motion pictures – classics, but rudimentary in form. There’s no doubt that social networking is here to stay because new sites are emerging that greatly improve on current functionality. Case in point is a site like Dipity, which increases the potential for social networking across the board.
The only trouble with Dipity is that it’s somewhat confusing unless you really dig in – unlike a site like Twitter. Dipity works by pulling content from other major internet portals like YouTube and Flickr. This information is displayed in a timeline fashion, unveiling a sort of “story” for each person’s Dipity. It’s kind of like a horizontal Squidoo lens, or a horizontal Twitter account, which you can scroll through and find different information in different media.
Though it has the potential to take the Internet by storm, the fact that it’s not immediately apparent how to use the service means it may take some time – especially as the FAQs and the About page are not very well designed for new users. Like Twitter, users can “Follow” other users, so you can keep tabs on the Dipity’s of other users that you find interesting. Given the fact that people have social networking accounts scattered across the internet, Dipity is a neat central portal where you can see a consolidated view of internet activity all in one place.
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