23 Dec, 2008
Posted by: Nick the Greek In: Social Network
Social networking websites are the most popular and also the most competitive ones on the internet. To join the competition, perfspot.com was launched in March 2007.
It is almost like any social networking site where you can find old, lost friends, be in touch with your friends, upload videos and photos. It is a platform to share interests and favorite things.
The users can register her for free and open an account. Users can customize their profile page, called the Perflife page, in terms of theme, background and color. Customizing a profile is easier on this site than MySpace. In your personal information, you can change the URL and so you can have your own webpage. The URL requires the username and for that you will have to check the availability of that name. There is a Refined User search which can display users from any specific area. Users can click on the Region section of the network in User search and add your region there.
At perflife, users can write blogs, upload birthday, party pictures. The Main section of perflife has the most dynamic content, full of activity. For the rest, there is an Extra section. There is an exhaustive list of the number of applications and games to choose from for your profile page.
Webmessenger 2 is the IM, which offers real time connectivity to the users which s so vital for a social networking site. Perfspot also has updates on music front; latest album reviews, music videos and users can see their favorite bands.
In 2008, Perfspot launched their new photo sharing feature which raised the number of visit for the site. Here, users can view photos in slide-show format. The photos are enlarged form regardless of the original size of uploaded photos. This feature is not available in other networking sites. Photo comments can be written in diverse color and fonts and not the usual plain text as in other sites. Spot is like tagging where you spot other Perfspot members in the photo and even those members are notified.
Perfrating is when users rate a friend’s photo. Initially the number of albums that could be displayed on the profile page used to be 3 now it has increased to 5.
Grapevine is another popular feature of this site which tells users about the latest news on their friend’s page. It updates information about pictures, groups that the friend has joined. The new version of grapevine has given it an uncluttered look. A filter option is also given so you can choose what newsfeed to view. Interest groups are a place to be in touch with like minded people. When any new member joins an interest group that you are a part of, you receive an indication on your perflife page.
There is a store where users can sell stuff online.
Tips and tricks
Through out the site, there are four types of security settings for everything like; for only me, for best friends, for friends and for everyone. You can secure your personal information. Perflife page privacy setting allows the users to choose what their friends and others can see and what they can not.
Newbie friendly rating
With competition from Facebook and MySpace, it is difficult to overtake them in terms of popularity. The site will have to bring some freshness to it to attract more users. Our rating is 7 out of 10