If you’re a bit of a geek and you’re online a lot of the time, you’ve probably heard of Github. But if coding isn’t your schtick, you might not have a lot to put up there. So, in order to give geeks of other colours somewhere to hang out and show off their geekiness, Geeklist has popped up to fill the gaps.
Geeklist is basically a social network for Geeks, which lets you share your achievements and connect with other like-minded geeks and companies. It’s been around for a while, but has only recently become a public beta. So, it’s ready now for you to join and get noticed.
Sign Up To Geeklist
The Geeklist sign-up process involves either a Facebook login, Twitter login or an email-based account. It’s your choice and it’s possible to link them all together once you’re in. If you’ve connected Twitter and Facebook you can use any of your login options later on and it won’t create a new account.
Note that by default, you will show up in the “Active Users” photos while you’re logged in. If you want to keep your privacy, you’ll need to hide your profile in the settings.
If you’re linked to Facebook and Twitter, any micro-achievements, cards and other activities on Geeklist will be shared by default. You can opt out of some of these or disconnect your accounts if you prefer. If you do happen to be a Github user, you can link your Github account in order to share your Github commits with Geeklist. You can fine-tune what you share to your liking using hashtags.
Likewise, Instagram can be connected to Geeklist and photos with the hashtag #gklst can be shared as a micro-achievement. Nothing else is shared, so you control the sharing with each photo individually.
Show Off Micro-Achievements
Micro-achievements are basically status updates, where you can let people know what you’ve just finished working on that’s thoroughly geeky. We’re really talking little things here. So, here is where you can mention finishing an article or spending a few hours on something geeky.
You can also share links with Geeklist using a bookmarklet or a Chrome extension. These links can be categorised on your profile and shared to multiple communities all at once.
Write Some Achievement Cards
Achievement cards are for the big things that you’d love to list in your geek resume. Write a card for each of your big projects you’ve worked on and any other relevant things you’ve done which give you geek credibility. If you’ve got friends on Geeklist you can also write a card for them, which saves people from needing to toot their own horn and actually comes off sounding more authentic.
Sociability & Communities
Geeklist lets you browse popular users, popular cards, the best companies, top events, and to join or create communities. So, you should easily be able to find geeks who interest you to follow, chat with or connect with professionally or for a project. If you’re looking for a particular talent, you can search for it in cards people have added.
Most of the top communities are code-based groups, which is to be expected. However, you can find or start any sort of sub-community for whatever takes your fancy.
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- 5 Non-Fiction Books Every Technology Geek Must Read
So, do you think you’ll be joining Geeklist or do you already see enough geek community action without using another social network?