Social Networking is an every day phenomenon. People are participating on social networking web sites by the millions and interacting with like minded people, strangers, friends, colleagues, past friends and just about anyone. These specific sites can bring you a huge influx of people whom you can discuss and share information and ask questions without being intimidated on either side. It has already created wonders for millions of users and will surely create one for you.
With the economy at its lowest, we're all looking for new ideas to stay afloat and think of innovative ways to survive in this time. It is no time to be alone being tucked away in your bed with negative thoughts! Chase away those negative thoughts and get into the era of social networking and reap the many benefits.
Here are the hottest sites to be on right away. It does not cost a dime to be on them but can bring in great rewards.
Twitter: It is one of the most simple ways to network with 140 character postings and easy to learn. Within no time, you will be on your way to twitting.
WordPress: Here's another web 2.0 technology you will love to be on. You can create your id and password and start posting your blogs about your passion and share information with others who would be interested in and can benefit from. A blog is like a web site where articles or posts are listed by individuals. It is a kind of diary, journal, magazine or independent journalism. There are millions of active blogs on the internet today written by experts on various topics.
Facebook: This site features depend on the idea that there are people in your life that you like to stay in touch with, keep up with and generally connect with. Then they become your face book friends. You can easily find people. It is quite easy to create your presence and you can join several existing groups or create your own from high schools, college or work.
Linkedin: This site is more for professionals and has great reputation too. Once again it is easy to get started and you can provide good references for your colleagues and help them out and ask for help in return.
Self growth: This site is perfect for articles and presenting yourself as an expert for your own subject matter. You can link your web site to it and submit your articles and network with people.

Author's Bio: 

Alka Dalal, MA. , MS., (NYU and Rutgers University) with many years of corporate experience, founded i-Speak Consulting to enable individuals to take a pro-active approach in being effective communicators in the workplace. She has enjoyed success with different careers, family life and business. She is thrilled to share the stories of her struggles and triumphs in spite of adversities with others, to help them build their dreams and succeed in their own ways and finding their own creativity.She draws upon her vast experience to provide valuable tips on how to succeed in today’s economy using great tool called Internet Marketing.