Blogger is a weblog publishing system owned by Google and enables bloggers
to host their blogs on Blogger's own servers or on a server of the blogger's
LiveJournal is a simple-to-use communication tool that lets you express
yourself and connect with friends online. You can use LiveJournal in many
different ways: as a private journal, a blog, a social network and much
more. LJ is built on open source software.
MySpace is a social networking website offering an interactive network of
blogs, user profiles, groups, photos and an internal e-mail system.
Tripod.com is a webhosting service owned by Lycos. It offers a variety of
free and paid webhosting services, including 20 megabytes of web space. In
addition to basic hosting, Tripod also offers a blogging tool, a photo album
and manager, and the Trellix SiteBuilder for WYSIWYG page editing.
Yahoo! GeoCities offers you a free web site and all the tools you need to
build a dynamic site. Features include easy-to-use site building tools,
online help, web site statistics, secure and reliable hosting, and an
intuitive control panel.
Yahoo! 360 is a personal communication portal similar to Friendster and
MySpace. It integrates features of social networking, blogging, and photo
sharing sites. A user may create a personal web site, share their photos
from Yahoo! Photos, maintain a blog, a list of local reviews, and profile
Yahoo! Groups is a free service that allows you to bring together family,
friends, and associates through a web site and email group. Yahoo! Groups
offer a convenient way to connect with others who share the same interests
InvisionFree is a free service that provides online communities. While
similar to a Chat Room or an Instant Messenger, InvisionFree can be used for
long term discussions with large groups of people including friends, clubs,
and businesses. InvisionFree could be used to talk about your favorite sport
or even a general chat area where people can talk about whatever they want.
Not only does InvisionFree provide the best possible environment for online
communities, but it is also easy to set up and manage.
forumer.com is a fully functional free forum host. You have FULL control
over your board. No options are disabled. forumer.com uses the latest
version of Invision Power Board, the top free forum software.
And if you have students, faculty or parents who would like to build
their own websites, there is no shortage of free, open-source software
solutions for all of these services. Good places to begin looking for such
software are at Sourceforge.net and
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