Social Networks

Award-winning Author and Illustrator Karen Jean Matsko Hood’s
Social Networks and Discussions Page

Join discussions on Karen’s social networks. Social networking is very important to is a way to gather and share vital information and ideas very important to her about her books, charities, hobbies, family, and life.

Karen invites you to read and join her networks and discuss your favorite interests or charity. Simply click on the links below (in alphabetical order) to join the current discussion. – This social networking site targets worldwide booklovers. The site is an online platform where avid readers can share reviews and recommendations, and find other booklovers with similar tastes. – This social networking site is open to those 13-years-old or older. It offers three different privacy levels. As a user, you can choose whether your information on the site will be public, private (seen only by your friends and members of any school or college you have joined), or fully private (if you have not joined any school, your information can only be seen by direct friends). – This social networking website specifically targets mothers, offering member-generated content such as profiles, journals, groups, photos, and polls. – This social media website helps members find, connect, and keep in touch with friends and acquaintances from throughout their lives — including kindergarten, primary school, high school, college, work, and the United States military. – DailyStrength is a social networking website where users provide one another with emotional support by discussing their struggles and successes with each other. The site contains online communities that deal with different medical conditions or life challenges. – Facebook is a free-access social networking website that is operated and privately owned by Facebook, Inc. Users can join networks organized by city, workplace, school, and region to connect and interact with other people. People can also add friends and send them messages, and update their personal profiles to notify friends about themselves. – Firefly Health is a site of virtual support groups, social networking, and information for medical conditions, journals, blogs and discussion forums. – Geni is a genealogy-related social networking website. – Jaiku is a social networking, micro-blogging, and life streaming service comparable to Twitter. – Kaioo is a non-profit social network website that offers its users standard features of social networking websites. – LibraryThing is a prominent social cataloging web application for storing and sharing personal library catalogs and book lists. – MyChurch is a Christian social network that offers a social network service for Christian churches that follow the Nicene Creed, with features modeled after those found in MySpace and Facebook. – MyHeritage is a family-oriented social network service and genealogy website. It allows members to create their own family websites, share pictures and videos, organize family events, create family trees, and search for ancestors. – This site was formerly called – MySpace is a social networking website with an interactive, user-submitted network of friends, personal profiles, blogs, groups, photos, music, and videos for teenagers and adults internationally. – myYearbook is a free Internet social network service similar to other social networking sites. – OneClimate is a non-profit internet climate news, social activism, and social networking site. – OpenNetworX is a free, non-profit social networking site where you can have all your networks on one platform. – ResearchGATE is a free social networking site[1] aimed at scientific researchers from all disciplines of Science. – is a non-commercial, non-profit, and free-to-use social network service designed specifically for collaborating researchers. – Shelfari is a social cataloging website. Shelfari users build virtual bookshelves of the titles they own or have read, and can rate, review, tag, and discuss their books. – SocialVibe is a social networking website that aims to reward publishers of social media content through mechanisms such as donations to their charity of choice. After joining SocialVibe, in addition to creating a personal profile, users are asked to select their favorite cause to support and to choose a sponsor. Once they have done so, they can earn points for themselves, which can be redeemed for a variety of different perks and money for their respective charities by posting their "badge" (a kind of advertisement prominently displaying their chosen sponsor) to another social networking site. The more a SocialVibe user's networking site is visited, the more points they are able to earn. – OneWorld TV is a non-profit internet video sharing and social networking site aiming to promote Global Justice and Social Good through film and documentary on areas such as Environment, Africa, Education, and trade justice to name but a few. – Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that enables its users to send and read messages known as tweets. Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 characters displayed on the author's profile page and delivered to the author's subscribers who are known as followers. Senders can restrict delivery to those in their circle of friends or, by default, allow open access. – WebBiographies is a social network service with an emphasis on genealogy, biography and memoir writing, family trees, and online privacy. – Xt3 is a social network managed by the Catholic Church. The name stands for "Christ in the Third Millennium." It was made for World Youth Day in Sydney, Australia in the summer of 2008. It features a Prayer Wall and "Ask a Priest.: It is also possible to download catholic podcasts for free.

Business Networking Sites

Karen welcomes fellow businesses to join the following business social networks (listed in alphabetical order) to share their discussions and viewpoints. – Adlandpro offers free classified advertising, free promotion, networking, marketing, and earning opportunities. or or – Apsense is a free business social network where people get paid to come together to share their business. – Epernicus is a social networking website and professional networking platform resource built by scientists for research scientists. – Konnects is a social media platform designed for local newspapers. – MeettheBoss is a business networking tool for business executives around the world; across all vertical industries. Content is all in English. – is a free social networking website designed to link business professionals, particularly new entrepreneurs. – Sales Spider is a free business social network dedicated to small and mid-sized business owners. On this site you can expand your personal networks, host and view live webinars and videos, place free classified ads, and much more. – Talkbiznow is a comprehensive interactive business networking site for business professionals. – XING is a social software platform for enabling a small-world network for professionals. – This site has a forum for online socialization and to discuss local businesses and events.