How Do You Sphinn Today?

Some years ago, there was an international project meant to ease communication across different countries of the world. It was called Esperanto, and it was supposed to be a language with words taken from many languages, in order to create a new language intelligible by everybody.

These days, whenever I hear “can you digg this for me please”, or “I’d appreciate a Stumble, or a reddit, or a sphinn”, I remember Esperanto. Somebody who would enter the online life today would have to learn the language first, before establishing a good communication with others.

Last year, the word “Sphinn” was added to the social networking vocabulary. Now, I’m making it the topic of this group writing project, and I invite you all to participate.

“How Do You Sphinn Today” Group Writing Project Rules

  1. Write a post on your blog and share with us how do you integrate Sphinn into your blogging, work, tell us about your good or bad experience, how would you compare Sphinn with other social networking sites, what do you like or don’t like about it, how did you benefit from becoming a frequent user of this site, what secrets have you learned about it, what tips or warnings would you like to inform others about?
  2. Contact me (simonne at alltipsandtricks dot com) with your name, email and a permalink to your post. If you don’t have your own blog, you can always write a guest post on my blog, or simply send me your thoughts by contacting me in person.
  3. Once I collect the links from all participants and publish them on my blog, you can write another post and link to either all or only your favourite articles by other bloggers.
  4. You are allowed to contribute only one article per project/site. You are more than welcome to visit other participating blogs that host projects dedicated to the different social media sites and take part in those projects by submitting your articles about other social networking sites.
  5. Time frame:
    1. Submissions start: Monday, January 21st
    2. Submissions end: Friday, February 22nd
    3. I will publish all entries on my blog on February 25th
    4. Collaborative entries (please read below) will be published on InspirationBit, on February 29th

“How Do You Sphinn Today” Is Not Alone

This is a baby-project of the Social Media Mega Project, organized by Vivien at InspirationBit, project which aims at putting together an ultimate list of resources on Social Media sites.

This project’s brothers (and sisters) are:

If you have something to say about your experience with any of the social networking sites mentioned above, you are welcome to share it in writing and send it to the respective baby group project. The deadline is the same for all of them. You can’t submit the same article to more than one baby group project, but this will allow you, for example, to delight your readers with a mini-series of articles about social media.

The idea of this mega-project is to uncover advantages and drawbacks for each of the social sites, in order to allow the readers to choose which ones fit better for their blogs.

Now I’m getting personal: the more submissions I get, the bigger are my chances to win this competition with my above mentioned buddies. Will you help me build the most successful project of all?

Later update: the project was extended until March 20th, so there is still time for you to write about Sphinn and contribute to this group.

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  • Hey, I remember those days of Esperanto, I even started learning it myself, but then didn’t find anyone else to practice with 😉
    Thanks for participating and promoting all these projects, Simonne. Good luck to your Sphinn project. I really look forward to seeing the results – I definitely need to learn more about Sphinn (I’m ashamed to admit, but I’ve practically never used it before myself).

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  • Simonne

    You are welcome, Vivien, I liked your mega project idea. I hope to get some readers into it. Unlike all other social media sites, Sphinn is very focused: it is only about internet marketing.

    When I first heard of Esperanto, I tried hard to find a book to learn it, but in those days information was not very accessible in Romania, and everything that came from abroad was “evil”.

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  • thats it then, Sphinn is about Internet Marketing. I remember when I first signed up for it, there wasn’t anyone that I ‘knew’ there and for some reason, I felt me voting up posts in the area i had no knowledge of, was gonna look a bit odd! so once left, never went back.. so I want to learn more about it now…

    good luck with submissions 🙂

  • Simonne

    Thank you, Pearl, I hope to get some people to write about it.

  • Simonne

    Thank you, Simon. You are the first.

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  • Hi Simonne,

    Here’s the link to my article: http://a1-fan-fun.com/some-quick-notes-on-sphinn/

    I hope you will like it. 🙂

  • Simonne

    Thank you, Karen Zara, I liked your article.

  • Simono

    Esperanto is still alive and kicking! Google it and pick any one of the 33 million results! Or if you want “social networking” sites, try Ipernity.com, or Klaku.net, or Amikumu.net. If you want to learn it, try Lernu.net. And so on.

    And just a nit-picking point, Esperanto took words from many existing languages NOT to make it mutually intelligible to everyone (that would quite clearly be impossible, if you just gave it a moment’s thought!), but to make it easier for a large chunk of the world’s population to learn, in particular those with knowledge of Western European languages such as English, Latin, French, German, etc…. All world-wide languages in their time, and in the time of Esperanto’s creation.

    Bonŝancon kun via retejo! – Simono. (Good luck with your website! – Simono)

  • Sphinn so picky i had a ezine article over 1000 words and it wasnt good enough. And that is saying somthing

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