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Pop Culture Online Community

Published 10/31/2012 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
by Robyn Valenzuela
What can you use the app for?

Buzznet is a community of pop culture addicts, music lovers, and fashion trendsetters who join together to share content. This content includes creative photos, videos and blogs. Users of Buzznet can use the platform to share content based on their personal interests. When users first visit the Buzznet homepage they will see a number of articles being highlighted that range in topics from fashion to music. Users can follow the creator of the content, indicate that they like the content or comment on it. The content located on the site is organized into categories such as music, fashion, photos, entertainment, groups and contests. There are also icons on the site encouraging its members to participate and "post something." That something can range from a camera image, to a sound file to an article or more. The site also highlights keywords that are "Buzzworthy" at that moment. Buzznet can also sync to a users Faceebook, Twitter or Tumblr accounts. Users can also create polls to involve other members of the Buzznet community. Overall, Buzznet is all about what's happening now and what people are interested in from a mainstream media standpoint.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Buzznet launched in 2005. It was founded by Marc Brown, Steve Haldane, Kevin Woolery and Anthony Batt and the company is located in Hollywood, California. The site is supported by venture capital investments and also advertising revenue. Buzznet is a growing community and it has acquired additional sites along the way, including Stereogram, Idolator and Absolute Punk. Content and images on Buzznet have been utilized by newspapers and journalists.

What are the differences to other apps?

Buzznet is unlike other social networking sites in that it focuses on creating a community where its members can post things related to ideas, events and interests. The most prevalent themes on Buzznet include music, celebrities and the media. Therefore this is not a social networking site that focuses just on messaging and profile pages.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Buzznet has a lot of eye candy lying throughout its pages including gossip column articles and lighthearted quizzes and polls. Users can visit the app and spend some time browsing all of the different content and also interacting with the other members. Much of the content is unique and it is organized in a logical manner. The site is pretty well designed and it has a younger vibe and feel to it. The only concern may be that the site is supported by advertising revenues, so there are banners ads located throughout most of the content which can seem distracting to many users.

How does the registration process work?

To register for Buzznet, users can click ont he Sign up button on the homepage. From there they can either register with their Facebook account or they can input some basic information including: Buzznet username, password, email address, birthday, gender, country and zip code.

What does it cost to use the application?

Buzznet is a community that runs off of its advertising revenue and also venture capital. For its community members there is no cost of membership.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Buzznet is an app that is recommended for those who enjoy mainstream entertainment, music or pop culture. For those who enjoy gossip sites, checking out the latest on their favorite bands or celebrities and those who want to be up to speed on fashion trends- Buzznet is a good place for them to be.

  • Get news and updates about one's favorite music and bands
  • Scope out the latest in fashion
  • Browse through photos posted by other members or that are the most popular
  • Participate in groups and make new friends or engage with others online

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