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I have been stabbing in the dark a bit on Ciao and have discovered lots of stuff today...like where to see who actually rated your reviews!
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Interesting but lonely
not many people you know use it
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Hi5 is one of the slightly older social networking sites and it has survived the onslaught of, first Myspace and then Facebook. The site doesn't exactly offer anything new, and for quite a while it has even been outdated compared to the other newer social networking websites. There have been some changes since, however. Hi5 now offers a bit more for your entertainment, however don't count on being able to find all of your friends on their network, and even if you do chances are their profiles are from back in 2005. It is free to join the website, so what could it hurt to check it out.
Under the "My Profile" tab there is a decent offering of a custom profile as far as personal information goes and quite a large number of applications to decorate your profile with. The said applications seem more like website widgets rather than Facebook apps.
The "Friends" tab will let you, of course, find, add and remove friends. You can pick your favorites as well as have the ability to join groups. The groups are typical of the Myspace and Faceboook ones, pretty much people with common interests gathering together. Hi5 also features a "Flirt" option. A picture and some basic info, along with a message of a person show up and you simply answer the question "Are you interested?". If you click no the application moves on and shows you the next person. In case you have clicked yes however you can send the chosen person a message and a virtual "gift" (which supposedly helps make the connection). If the person likes you back they will be added to your friends list.
Another nifty feature of Hi5 is their "Games" area. You can find anything from Mob Wars, Pool, MahJong, to an assumed rip off of Farmville, as well as much more. The games are free and are a good time passer. They are also easy on your computer, no slowing it down or making it crash, so if you are going to use Hi5 anyway the games really are a nice little addition to the site.
Ah, and not to forget the "Coins". The coins are tokens with which you can buy certain virtual items or services from Hi5. Five USD will get you 400 coins and you can pay with a credit or debit card, over the phone, cell or even with cash.