Chime.In - Can This New Social Network Help AR Members?
Just when you thought you had mastered Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+, along comes yet another new social media platform called Chime.In! Whew...can we take ANOTHER one? Chime.In was launched yesterday at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, as a platform where people or businesses post "chimes" about their favorite topics or "interests," and build communities around them. It's supposed to attract people with similar interests or topics, like real estate. Hmmmm....
Posts, or "Chimes" can be meatier than a Tweet, as they are not limited to 120 characters. You can add photos, videos, links and polls to your chimes. The interesting part for me is that you can set up your own communities. I've already set up 3 communities: Charlotte, NC, South Charlotte Real Estate, and Providence High School in Charlotte, NC. Not that I particularly needed or wanted ANOTHER social media platform to have to pay attention to. I just thought that I would grab some community names while they're available in case Chime.In goes big...like Twitter.
In Chime.In, the connection for people is around content. People who share your interest in your niche market, for example, might find another avenue to find YOU. I'm hoping that if I add great content in my communities, then it might add to my Internet presence. The jury is definitely still out, as Chime.In was only launched in beta mode yesterday. Until more people chime in with content, the site will remain stagnant
If you're interested, you can read CNET's review of the launch of Chime.In. The author, Harry McCracken, is intrigued with Chime.In. I'm interested in hearing your thoughts. Do you think you will check it out and join? If so, how do you think it could help YOUR business.
My Chime.In page is still in its infancy, but I plan to add more content when I have time. I do have to sell real estate, after all! I would love to know if you think Chime.In can help AR members! Here is a screen shot of my page: