Spread the word about Fanpop to all your friends!
So you've stumbled upon Fanpop because you were Googling or clicked on a link somewhere. The next thing you know you start joining a few spots that you're a fan of...then more spots...and even more spots. For spots you can't find, you might even start creating new spots. Then you start adding videos, images and links to spots. You discover Picks and can't stop answering questions in all your spots (and even some spots that you're not even a fan of!). You start making picks and even writing soapbox articles. All of the sudden people are adding you as a fan and you're earning medals and getting props and comments on all the great stuff you've added. Before you know it you're making friends and messaging with fans from all over the world. You've been Fanpopped.
What I just described are the clear symptoms of Fanpopitis. Visitors become users who eventually become addicts! We've come to know so many great Fanpoppers since we launched the site back in August of 2006 and it's been growing ever since. We love it when we see a new face become really active in the community because it means that someone has found a home at Fanpop. That's why we wanted to make it easier for Fanpoppers to tell their friends and family about the site!
has been toiling away on our Invite Friends feature for a while and he should be proud of himself. Now you can see which of your friends are already on Fanpop by checking your e-mail address book on a bunch of webmail services like GMail, Yahoo! Mail, AOL Mail, and MSN Hotmail among many others. And if they're not on Fanpop, you can invite them and get credit in your Invite a Friend trophy. We just want to make sure people get recognized for successfully bringing a new member to the Fanpop family.
We know that not everyone uses webmail anymore and a lot of people communicate with their friends through social networks. Now you can easily invite or tell your friends about Fanpop through your favorite social networks like MySpace, Facebook, Friendster, Orkut, and Hi5! You can message specific friends (or all your friends!), post a bulletin, or just throw up a shoutout about Fanpop. The best part is that you never have to leave the site to do it! You can do all of this right in the comfort and safety of your own Fanpop profile. :)
To get to the address book and social network invite feature, just click on the "Invite Friends" link in the navigation bar up top or click on the link in the yellow module on your profile page.
We're really excited to be able to offer this feature to everyone so that they can spread the word and tell their loved ones about the site so that they too can be...well...Fanpopped!
Use your favorite social network or your address book to find and invite friends to check out Fanpop
Send a message to your Facebook friends!
Post a shoutout on your Friendster profile!
Post a bulletin to your MySpace page!
Find out if friends in your contact list are already on Fanpop or invite them to join!
Watch your Invited Friends trophy count climb as more of your friends join!