Social Networking

Designing a Fun Avatar from your Photo

The word “Avatar” is used to describe an image, icon or other virtual representation of a person. Avatars can be quite fun to design and you don’t need Photoshop skills to get started! For this type of designing you just need the Internet and your favorite photo of your lovely mug. If you’ve got that covered, then you’ll soon be on your way to transforming your profile into a great looking cartoon-like custom caricature, uniquely you, for use...

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Facebook Connect for quality ecards

It’s been a couple of years since I posted anything about Jacquie Lawson Cards and I thought it time for an update! I just love love love the quality of these e-card designs. They are like no other available on the internet today IMO. Users pay a small fee for a year’s membership and then have access to all the many categories of e-cards, and wallpapers and more. I just renewed my membership recently and I was so happy to see that...

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Google Buzz Icons

Have you got the Buzz? Chances are you do. If you use GMail, then you’ve seen the new Buzz right under your inbox. I think Google’s Buzz is a nifty new little gadget and social tool and I wanted to put a cute little Google Buzz icon on my sites to help draw some new followers. I could find many Buzz icons out there, so I created some of my own and am offering them here to share. These Google Buzz icons come in two sizes (Large:...

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Extra exposure with custom Twitter bgs

no images were found These are examples of some recent designs I’ve done for Twitter custom backgrounds. Click on the thumbnail to see a larger display. Twitter (twitter.com) is HUGE. This social network is growing by the minute, larger and faster than any social network in history. If you are following Twitter members, then you are more than likely being followed in return. That means your Twitter profile is being seen.. a LOT if...

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Twitter Background Designs

Get your Twitter background custom designed with your personal blog url, social networks, logo, photo or other content. Cost is just $10 per design, Example designs below in both Firefox and IE displays. More will be added soon. Click the thumbnails to see larger preview: no images were found...

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Yay, Facebook Usernames!

I logged into Facebook a few minutes ago and was pleased to see the news flash at the top of the screen about how usernames will be implemented this weekend. Yay! Though I’ve been shortening my own long urls for some time now (see http://fromkarlyn.com/facebook) using a an a simple html redirect, I knew this was coming and was happy to see it arrive. I didn’t really understand what took so long, but anyways. Very soon, you’ll...

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Liking Retaggr

Retaggr boasts as being “Your Definitive Profile” and after signing up and using this site for a couple of weeks now, I have to agree. http://www.retaggr.com/page/Karlyn/ With Retaggr, everything in one place. You have this free, one page site, for your contact info, and a gateway to all your online profiles and networks where your own content from those sites is automatically updated. I offer a couple of screen shots below. My page...

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Personal Touch Twitter Background Designs

Karlyns.com now offering personalized Twitter Background designs. The benefit of having your own custom designed Twitter background is that you can display content you choose, such as an alternate photo, other social network contact info, other websites you own, personal contact information, subscription list url and much more. See above example live: http://twitter.com/karlyn Your Twitter Username: Background Color Preferences? Websites or...

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Great Twitter Graphics

I actually plan on making some of my own.. (time, time.. where can I find more time….?)  but until then, I wanted to share with you some GREAT Twitter graphics I’ve found online. These are free to use and promote your Twitter social identity. These are available here. The designer specifies that they are for personal use only.. “Commercial use is forbidden” is clearly posted. I like these designs because, for starters,...

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