Saturday, May 22, 2010

Review: YourSphere, Getting Started

The first thing we needed to do to get started on www.yoursphere.com was to set up our accounts.  I set up the parent account first, which was fairly simple and straightforward.  Once that was done, we set up accounts for both boys.

The profile information for the kids included information about what they liked to do, favorite books and movies, and other interests.  Some of the items the boys had ready answers for, others they chose to skip.  They each chose usernames that were not their own names, which I found amusing.

Once the child accounts were set up, I had to activate their accounts before they could begin playing around in YourSphere.

One thing I found a bit annoying (and so did my boys) was the video that popped up when you first visit the site.  I'm sure she's a popular teen singer, but we don't know who she is.  The fact that music immediately began to play when hitting the site is what annoyed me, but the boys did not appreciate her song about kissing.

It was suggested that we find some friends on the site, but my boys were only interested in playing the games that were available.  When I suggested finding friends, they wanted to know who they knew (in real life) that were members.  Since we don't know anyone (yet), they had no interest in friend-ing strangers. I am just fine with that, and didn't encourage it beyond suggesting they friend each other.

If we do know you in real life, and you're interested in joining up, I'm sure the boys would be happy to friend you!  Our unique referral code is YSMC-0057, so feel free to use that when registering at www.yoursphere.com.

*Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in the Yoursphere Test Drive program by Mom Central on behalf of Yoursphere. I received a free lifetime Gold membership on Yoursphere.com, Yoursphere t-shirts, and a $50 American Express gift card to facilitate my review.*

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