Sites You Can Use - March 19, 2009

Are you Linkedin? You best be, especially in these trying economic times. With over 36 million professionals, the business, social networking site operates much like Facebook and Myspace. But, it doesn't just let you connect with experienced professionals in over 200 countries; it empowers you to cultivate your own network to accomplish your career goals. "When you have a professional need in your daily life. Linked in helps make the path visible. So you can ask the right questions and make the right decisions." The site is free to use, and all you have to do is register and create a profile that represents your experience, education, and recommendations.

So, what are you doing? Believe it or not, there are millions of people on twitter who want to know. Following the real-life daily activities of friends and family members, or even your favorite celebrity has millions of people tweeting away every second on cell phones or online. Create your free account, upload a picture. Search for people you want to follow, and ask people to follow you. And, before you know it, you'll be tweeting away messages of no more than 140-characters.

On now to Skype -- the free downloadable application that let's you make free internet voice and video calls, as well as, instant messages with Skype to Skype members. And, if your looking to save on your phone bill, for about $2.95 a month, Skype lets you make unlimited calls to regular landline and mobile numbers in the US and Canada. They also offer an unlimited international plan, phones and gadgets. And, you can even setup your own number, and voicemail account.