"Social networking" is is all the rage these days, and almost everyone with a computer has heard of MySpace and Facebook, but what about online social communities that focus on aviation? Are there some that might appeal to the aviators, professionals, and enthusiasts among us? It turns out there are more than you might think and I thought I'd highlight a few.
myTransponder is technically still in beta but that shouldn't stop you from having a look, especially if you are a pilot or hard core enthusiast. It centers a bit around general aviation, but don't let that limit you.
Twitter is a free "micro-blogging" service that's not specific to aviation, but it contains some ad-hoc "communities" that are made up of people that share an interest in aviation.
The Aviation Professionals Network is an interesting site that is similar to other social networks in that you sign up, create a profile, and engage in activities with other members.