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Cowbird: Social Media Site for Advice

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​They have social media sites for everything these days: networking, friends, videos… but advice? A new website called Cowbird proposes to do just that. It is a place for people to share stories with each other, a sort of child between Facebook and a self-help book.

They have social media sites for everything these days: networking, friends, videos… but advice? A new website called Cowbird proposes to do just that. It is a place for people to share stories with each other, a sort of child between Facebook and a self-help book.

Looking through the website, it seems pretty active and it has some pretty interesting stories, all of which are pretty short and contains the sort of “chicken soup for the soul” type of thing that you would expect on a website like this. I’m a bit of a cynic, so I didn’t particularly enjoy this sort of thing, but, as anyone who has been to a book store can tell you, those books sell.

So, is this is the next big thing, or, is this just one of the many social media sites that come into being, sticks around for a bit, and then vanishes? Well, it’s still too early for us to tell, but, it certainly seems like the type of thing that would take off. People are always searching for advice, as anyone who has spent any time on Yahoo Answers can tell you (many of which can be rather sad, such as “how can I get him to love me” or “how do I fix a broken heart”).

Not to mention, everybody loves to feel like they’re teaching people from their own experience, so it’s a definite win-win. In other words, it seems like a homerun, and, despite being a startup, it certainly has gotten a bit of traction.

But is it a good idea? Is there a room on the internet for more super-saccharine soup to help ailing people written by strangers who don’t know anything about them? Well, hey, they have websites for everything.

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