POSTED: Wednesday, October 14, 2009 - 7:14am
UPDATED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 10:58pm
On any given afternoon, moms like these can be found sharing advice at the park. Now, meet the 'virtual' park bench. Andra Davidson runs "Mothers Click," an online forum devoted to moms who want to social network.
"Cause you do see a lot of similarities in what moms are having issues with, and moms love to share information," Andra Davidson, the founder of http://www.mothersclick.com , said. And what they're sharing now are questions about the swine flu. New entries, coming into mothers click from all over the world, all day long.
"Moms have a lot of concerns right now about the vaccine. It came on really fast, there hasn't been a lot of testing, what are the side effects, nobody really knows any of this," Davidson said. So Andra, who started mothers click three years ago in her garage, is watching her community grow by the hour, becoming the hotspot for online swine flu dialogue.
"We see a lot of different opinions, it's a great place to get some research, see what other parents are doing, and make the decision best for your family," Davidson said. Letting moms take their concerns back to their desks.
Mothers Click has seen traffic to its site jump quite a bit because of all the swine flu questions and advice. It was recently bought by Lifetime networks.