Home and Tell

March 7th, 2007 at 12:00 am
 


Social networks encompass every walk of life. There are social networks or communities for almost anything anyone can think of. It's not surprising that there is one (or more) for houses, homes or dwellings.

Home and Tell is first and foremost a social network. If Boompa features cars, they feature homes. hence everything revolves around building, decorating and maintaining houses and homes. Like any other social network, users sign up for a free account where they save their profile. For communities like Boompa and Home and Tell, users also upload and share an interest. In this case it's homes.

Users are encouraged to showcase their homes by making a tour of the whole house. The tour is made in pictuires so mostly users start with the outside of the house then go into the rooms and kitchens and garages and backyards and all their other stuff that make their house a home. It's a lot like everybody being able to feature their house on MTV Cribs.

Home and Tell also has a community where home making enthusiasts can gather to design and discuss their interests. This includes home improvements, new homes, home projects, design, decoration, construction, and a lot of do-it-yourself-tasks.

Since homes are a very old and established topic, there are also experts available on the site. Expert opinions and articles are found in the home library. The articles resemble a journal or magazine about homes and all the things that can be done with it.

Honestly it's the first time I've come across such a community (one that specifically discusses homes) and I must say I find it interesting since people don't just let other people inside their houses and discuss stuff like their light bulbs or their gardens.