Welcome to the Astute Paradox free web page web portal.  I had been using Windows Live Space for my home page but they changed to Wordpress So I am checking around. Which come to think of it is one of the reasons for this web ring, so that people can see examples of the free web pages available. This is a list of the free webpages We have built so far. (If this trick works.)

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This link requires sign in to see the profile    Not just for college kids who want to post their party pics. Businesses vie for advertising opportunities, event promotion and more on this social-networking site. Photos upload pretty fast.  Around 200 photos in 10 min.

    Launched in 2003, hi5 today is one of the world's largest social entertainment web sites. More than 60 million individuals every month visit hi5, which is currently available in 50 languages.
    The leading site to play games - or to make them. Thousands of the best free games. If you do well in our games you'll earn badges, level up, and gain the respect of your friends. Profiles, chat, comments, private messages, and forums make it easy to exchange game tips or just relax in the company of gamers from around the world.
    Connect with old friends and meet new ones all over the world. Photos difficult to upload but has videos, journal, quizzes, a poll, and more. Create your own customizeable profile with drag and drop modules (apps). A comprehensive theme maker (and premade themes) allow you to fully change how the site and your profile looks. It is difficult to use the freeform template.  If you do DON”T unlock it after you are done.
    Multiply makes it easy to create, share and discuss your blog, photos, and videos with more of the people you know, and fewer of the people you don't.  This one has a spell checker for the blog and fabulous themes.
This is the link to use if the page you are working on does not have a good link page.
    Blog and photo sharing community.   1GB of free space and a personal page where you can blog and share photos. You can also view your synchronized Opera browser content such as bookmarks, notes and Speed Dial. Only allows 100 pics at a time to be uploaded. Quick phot uploads. Links open in new window.
    Ok, I am assuming here but…. Who has not heard of myspace.  Tom is a cool guy who tries to keep it on the up and up. The kiddies go here so keep it clean people.
    Social Networking with battles for who is the cutes, smartest, best singer etc.. Lots of gifts and games.  More adult content.  Not a place for the kiddies
    Online social portal, specifically targeted at the European youth. Available in 20 language. Has more than 49 million members You can create your own web page with a blog, pictures, videos, events and more. Has developed a unique localization technology ensuring that all content is targeted and personalized to each member’s profile.
    Orkut can help you maintain existing relationships with pictures and messages, and establish new ones Orkut makes it easy to find people who share your hobbies and interests, romantic connections or establish business contacts. Create and join a wide variety of online communities to discuss current events, reconnect with school mates or exchange favorite recipes. Cant have more than 1000 friends.
     PerfSpot is the place where the internet becomes YOURS - your Perf pics, your Perf news, your Perf sites.  Share your favorite pics, message your friends, check out the latest music and videos. ate and review what other people find funny or shocking, link to your favorite crazy websites, share cool local news!  They have also added free classified ads.
    Plaxo Pulse is meant to be a better way for you to stay in touch with the people you actually know and care about. It’s a dashboard for seeing what the people you know are creating and sharing. You can hook your account up to all the places where you create or share stuff (blog, Flickr, Twitter, Yelp, and 30 other sites).  Plaxo’s privacy policy is one of the strongest out there. They support the Bill of Rights for Users of the Social Web.
    Noun. plurk (plüer-kh) - A really snazzy site that allows you to showcase the events that make up your life in deliciously digestible chunks
Verb. plurk (plüer-kh) - To chronicle the events of your always on, action-packed, storybook, semi-charmed kinda life. Ie..twitter
This isn't Billy Q. Poindexter's blog. Plurk is an easy way to chronicle and share the things you do, the way you feel, and all the other things in between that make up your life, with the people close to you.    Sonico is a social utility that allows users to connect with real-life friends and share information in a safe, organized and fun environment.  Seems to pull contacts to ask from other sites.  Sonico's aim is to provide a set of social applications that allow users to locate and connect with friends in a private, secure and organized environment. Uses a moderation system and has a team of professionals solely to assure the authenticity of the information and profiles. Now has a separate professional profile.
    StumbleUpon filters through the vast amount of information on the web to direct Stumblers to high quality web sites which are relevant to their personal interests. Interesting sites can be immediately shared.
    Free weblog, share photos and videos, and meet new friends. I like the tree theme here.  It is an easy site to set up and does not get as much spam as a lot of the sites do.
You will need to do this Chinese site    This is a social networking site in Chinese.  It works well but the translator can be a hassle to use for signing in and out.
    Virb offers sleek and easy-to-customize profile design. The details on various features, for example music and video player, are nice, even the ads look good. If blinking images, huge signs that mess up the formatting and colorful backgrounds make you insane, Virb is the right place for you. Simply beautiful are the buzz words for this social networking site
    Trig is a sweet site for the web hipster.  It’s similar to Virb but in looks more classic, with black and 20 shades of gray being the dominant colors. Trig is mostly music-oriented, so if you have a band this is the one for you.
    A networking community for professionals: It's touted as "the global network for orgs and people who Care2 make a difference.
    Not only is gather a social networking site but when you spend time enjoying the community, they reward you with Gather Points™. You can cash them in for gift cards at places like Starbucks, Target, and -- or even for cash through PayPal.  Slow video uploader
    Indian social networking site. Has music playlists with nursery rhymes on it, all genres of other stuff.  Impressive
    This is a site for artists to display their work and give/receive critiques.  It is very user friendly.  One of my faves.
    Gadget-minded computer geeks can network with each other here. It is a site that promotes information sharing for the technologically savvy. Collaboratation and networking for computer geeks.  Technical info is great here!!!
    This one for BOOMERS. Over 3000 skins.  Easy to set up.
    Mostly teens. Keep it clean here people. Kids remember SAFETY FIRST.  A stranger online is still a stranger!!!!!  No Video upload right now.  Won’t take pics over 2mg.
    Lots of APPS.  Won’t take pics over 2mg.  Limit of 1999 photos.  Uploads on pics are very slow.
    Must give accurate city info on this one. Has boxes you can customize on your profile. Posting to the site does not save changes you must still save changes at the bottom.  Great photo uploader.  Fast and you can choose the photos all at once.
    This one is for the kiddies. Australian youth mainly but all countries are represented somewhat.
    This one is a little hard to get started.  The fill in the blank boxes don’t work so great. Photos can only be uploaded 5 at a time. Meet me loads rather slowly.  Rather seedy so exercise care.  Make sure to examine photos closely.    This is a site for all types of artist.  The models cute, the music good and the casting calls appear real. Portfolio accepts the most formats. It is listed as media. Valid Image Formats:.jpg, .gif, .jpeg, .png, .tiff, .bmp Valid Audio Formats: .mp3, .wav, .wma, .aiff, .qt, .aif, .ogg, .mid, .midi, .aac Valid Video Formats:  .mpg, .flv, .avi, .dv, .mov, .qt, .mpeg, .mp4, .3gp, .3g2, .asf, .wmv, .flv, .mpeg2, .m4p, .mp4v, .m4v Valid Document Formats:
.txt, .doc, .docx, .ppt, .pptx, .xls, .xlsx, .rtf, .pdf
    This one has a lot of nudity on profile browses.  Not for the kiddies.  No themes to change and a lot of gay and adult content. Can only upload photos one at a time.
    A really snazzy page that will handle a lot of graphics.    This is a link to download our toolbar.
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    This is all of our connections. Piccasa web albums etc…
    Our Goggle knol    Our Blogged profile    Technorati      Has over 18000 layouts and you can customize your own.  You also earn money here for using the site.  You even earn for uploading your own content. Can upload up to5MB pics.  Only uploads 25 at a time.      
Business Oriented Networking Websites    Connect directly with 55 million business people.
Find new business opportunities.
Spoke is a business social network that specializes on the recruiting aspects of social networks. Unlike many other social networks for professionals, Spoke is an open-ended network that allows businesses to search through the database and tailor their recruiting efforts to a specialized audience    Konnects is a social media platform that is embedded on the site of an online newspaper or publication to bring engagement to the organization's site. Konnects is a business social network aimed at the young professional who wants to start building a network of contacts. It is also geared toward the new business looking to start their own community and offers the tools needed to promote the business.    Ecademy prides itself on "connecting business people" through its online network, blog and message-board chats, as well as its premier BlackStar membership program, which awards exclusive benefits
    Business professionals can help each other with their purchase and other business decisions by accessing research and peer expertise. Most importantly, Focus provides open, quality information for all businesses that is freely available, easily accessible, and community powered
    LinkedIn is a networking site where alumni, business associates, recent graduates and other professionals connect online. LinkedIn is the most popular business social network and one of the most recognizable social networks in the world. Focused on helping professionals maintain their list of connections, LinkedIn also provides invaluable information on companies and is a great resource for job seekers and for filling job vacancies.    International Business site. Very Basic. No photos etc.. a little like Linkedin    Business networking.  Find suppliers and clients.  Very bare bones but the contacts are good.
    An account with networking site Xing can "open doors to thousands of companies." Use the professional contact manager to organize your new friends and colleagues, and take advantage of the Business Accelerator application to "find experts at the click of a button, market yourself in a professional context [and] open up new sales channels." XING is one of the oldest business-oriented social networks. With over six million professionals using the service every day and conducting business in 16 different languages, XING is a world leader in business networking. An excellent site for keeping track of your business contacts, XING can also help employers fill job vacancies and help young professionals land their fist big job.

My Social Networks
    Dome One, Moon Base One Social Network    The End Of The World As We Know it Street Party

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     Videos take a very long time to upload. Cannot copy and paste into blog in Firefox without making a users.js file. Great for Viral watching. Also has a separate category for girls!!!    Has a separate channel for sexy girls      
    You can customize your profile yourself or use a limited set of colors.  Has channel for sexy videos      

Please, drop me a line anywhere you can find to put one, but tell me which site you found me on because sometimes it is hard to tell.

If you let me know about a broken link on any of my pages I will post thank you links to you on a lot of my spaces!

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