The E Club+: Changing and Improving (and so is this blog!)

9/29/2011

As you may know already, The E Club+ is introducing advertising, more organized and improved Profiles, +Pages, +Entertain (formerly SocialTV), +Website Marketplace, and so much more. This is part of our transition from The E Club Social Beta to The E Club+.

You could call this "fall cleaning", or The E Club+ hitting a couple breakthroughs in social networking. We've created a help guide for The E Club+, hosted by The E Club. We've improved The E Club+ Profiles, adding site RSS Feeds, more information (still not personal), and more organization. Many bugs on The E Club+ have been handled, and the News Feed has been improved and optimized.

By the way, we've changed our name to The E Club+ Blog! Our URL will always be socialblog.theeclub.info.

The E Club+: Improvements, New URL, Plusses, and even more Plusses.

9/22/2011

As said in the last entry, The E Club Social Beta has become The E Club+. Now, we have taken a step farther in the transition from The E Club Social Beta to The E Club+.

First of all, with some collaboration from Wall.fm, The E Club+'s main host, we have successfully changed The E Club+'s URL to http://theeclubplus.wall.fm! This makes The E Club+'s URL a whopping 2 characters shorter than before (it's even shorter than its "shortened" URL: http://s.theeclub.info/tecplus!), and it also matches its real name. The bad thing is that I've made so many links to the old URL, and those links are officially invalid.

Also, we've changed the logo AND favicon for The E Club+. Check it out below:



Last of all, we've been changing the names of The E Club+'s services. For example, SocialTV is now +Entertain, because now members can share videos and Flash games through it. No, Google+, The E Club+ is NOT copying from you. I don't know how many times I've said this, but I made it up for a then non-existent social network that I could make. I came up with The E Club+ even before Google+ came out. Of course, I didn't copy the "+"s before each service's name, either.

We hope to have many more exciting improvements and changes for The E Club+ in the future. For now, those of you who didn't join The E Club+, join today!

The E Club Social Beta is now The E Club+

9/21/2011

In our efforts to redefine social networking, we need a more original name for our latest attempt at it, The E Club Social Beta. So The E Club Social Beta is now...The E Club+! No, Google+, I did not copy from you when I renamed The E Club Social Beta. I thought of it even before Google+ was released.

The ClubIt! Button: Faster and Improved

9/18/2011

(Cross-posted from my blog at The E Club+)

At The E Club Family, sharing is one of our top priorities to improve. That's why we created the ClubIt! Button over the summer. The ClubIt! Button, when clicked on, went to the Feed at The E Club Social, where members could write a message about the site that they just came from.
Eventually, we tried AddThis, with the ClubIt! technologies incorporated, but the sharing menu didn't really work, and there weren't enough customizations that would fit ClubIt's needs. Besides, it was a little slow in loading.

So, a couple days ago, we switched the button's platform again to AddToAny's JavaScript API platform. This allowed for every service that AddThis had, plus some coding for sharing integration on The E Club Social and The E Club Social Beta. Plus, we made it asynchronous, which means that the button loads around the same time that the page it's on loads. Take that, Google +1 Button! If you want to learn more about ClubIt!, click here.

Thanks to AddToAny, the ClubIt! Button has been almost perfected. Now, you can even share pages using The E Club Social and The E Club Social Beta! You can do all of this instantly.

Here's what the original ClubIt! Button style looked like, along with a working model of one of the latest designs:

Welcome to The E Club+ Blog!

9/06/2011

Welcome to The E Club+ Blog, the resource for all things The E Club Social and The E Club+, aka The E Club's social networking division. Here, we will post about...

-The E Club Social and The E Club+ technology and innovations.
-Information about various other social networks, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.
-Other important updates and features from the rest of The E Club Family.
-Why we can make a difference on the social web.
-Various topics

Members of The E Club Social and The E Club+, make sure to check back here once in a while to make sure you're not missing anything that could maybe involve you.

Enjoy The E Club+ Blog!