Avery Logan | @AveryELogan These days it’s easier than ever to stay in touch with your father due to the rapid growth of social media, but these networking sites can do far more than that. These top 5 sites for dad will allow him to do everything from post baby pictures to plan a family reunion.
LinkedIn is known as the go-to social networking site in the business community, but it can do much more than that. Your dad will find that LinkedIn allows him to connect with a myriad of interest groups including alumni, clubs, work experience and even people that just have common interests. After getting an account, he will be shocked to find how many college friends and coworkers are on the site.
Google+ is rapidly gaining popularity for its vast amount of features and easy user interface. Dad will find that this service allows him to communicate with “circles” of friends, which he can choose. This is great if he wants to have separate conversations with specific groups including coworkers from different departments, family members from different sides and close friends from high school and college.
This is a social network exclusively for dads, and they have a host of features tailored to help fathers who might need a little help raising their child. They write and publish books about fathering and are developing a TV program for viewers. By creating a profile, a father can connect with other dads with similar interests and set up play dates, or just offer advice while adding valuable knowledge to the site.
Unlike the third site on this list, YadaHome isn’t exclusively for dads. In fact, this site is oriented around getting the whole family involved in social media where they can organize upcoming gatherings, share recipes and even give out to-do lists. Dad should be on this site, along with the rest of the family.
Facebook is the most successful social media site in the history of social networking, and Dad should definitely be on it. The site will allow him to not only keep up with what’s happening in the lives of his family and friends, but also tell them what’s happening in his. With a great and easy user interface, your dad will be awkwardly liking photos from 2 years ago in no time.