October 9, 2009

Socializr – The Ease of Social Networking Without a Central Network


Social media sites are popping up all over the place; how are you supposed to keep track of everyone everywhere? Web sites like Friendster, Facebook, Myspace and others are becoming the popular way to stay in touch, and even alert friends about upcoming events you’re hosting. But if everyone isn’t on the same Web site, it becomes frustrating.

That’s where Socializr steps in: look through their hundreds of invitation templates for many events and send them to everyone in the address book. Socializr gives you the same feel as a Friendster-type site (most likely because the creator of Friendster is also the creator of Socializr) because anyone can interact with anyone else, see who is invited, who is coming, who isn’t, and so much more.

You might be thinking why, when there are other options to inform people. Social media invitations are better than email because it allows for a threaded conversation that everyone can see. Not everyone can text, so mass text messages are out of the question. Who has time to call 40 people anyway? Socializr is the most convenient way to address everyone you need to at once.

Practical Uses:

  • Set up a dinner party with friends and colleagues
  • Baseball team in the playoffs? Enjoy the cool days of fall with a barbeque and your friends
  • Contact business customers about a party for a new product launch

Insider Tips:

  • Socializr works like any social media site, so add friends and message them after creating an account
  • You can import your address book from a variety of online services

What we liked:

  • Special occasions list on the home page keeps you up to date with important upcoming events
  • Event suggestions based on geography
  • Ability to create a new invitation design

What we didn’t like:

  • No option for group to organize around a cause or interest


Company Info:

  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: San Francisco, California
  • Founded by: Jonathan Abrams
  • Web site:


  • Free to use

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