- Pinterest — Share your design aesthetic and all those gorgeous little things you come across when surfing the web. This site has users set up boards around a central theme like "camera accessories," "cool typography," or "Star Trek crafts" to share with the community. The in-browser add button makes pinning a cinch, and the simple user interface keeps site exploration from being overwhelming.
- Instagram — A beautiful, easy way to show friends what you're doing without word limits. Available as a free iPhone app, take a photo in Instagram, add a filter, a quick caption, and easily share with followers or to Facebook and Twitter. The process is really that easy, and, after all, a picture is worth much more than 140 characters.
- Tumblr — Sign in to Tumblr and just try to spend less than an hour on this sharing, blogging platform. With predesigned templates and a user-friendly dashboard, the personal blog you've been putting off can finally find a home. Search for other blog interests to follow, reblog their posts, and grow your own Tumblr community.
- GetGlue — For entertainment junkies, connect with fellow Mad Men junkies when you check in as viewing a show or waiting in line for the newest Hollywood release. GetGlue partners with the media providers themselves to offer discounts and rewards to loyal gluers.
Additionally, sports fans will be excited to know that GetGlue has incorporated sports into the app, so you can check in to sporting events or your favorite teams. Touchdown!
You already check in to places you're visiting and have plenty of ways to rate your favorite locations, but there's something missing in your social networking life — entertainment. How do you check in to let people know you're watching your favorite show, or chatting about a particular celebrity (ahem, Lindsay Lohan)? You can't do that on Foursquare, but you can on GetGlue.GetGlue is the social networking app that lets you check in while being entertained, such as watching TV shows and movies, playing video games, reading books, and my personal favorite — while drinking wine. It delves a little deeper into your life by letting friends in on the kinds of things you like, rather than what places you frequent. This is especially great for people who like to stay in or are big TV, gaming, and book nerds.
Find out more about GetGlue (including what kind of rewards you can earn) after the break.