Social Thing Makes Being Social Easier

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The main issue I have with all of the social applications (Twitter) and social networks (Facebook) is the inordinate amount of time it requires to manage. I'm busy, you're busy, we're all busy, busy, busy. So how does one manage their "social lifestream"? Perhaps the answer resides in - a solution which help Web users and Web professionals get their "digital life together".

I was fortunate enough to receive a private beta invite to the system and by all accounts it is truly interesting. The solution is akin to FriendFeed in that you can review all of your friends activity in one virtual location. Users can even communicate within SocialThing which should speed up your socializing considerably.

There are only a handful of social tools which users can integrate at the moment (Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, LiveJournal, Pownce and Vimeo) but SocialThing is currently working on integrating, digg,, Myspace and YouTube.

The problem I see in SocialThing is that when and if it gets truly popular, the networks that it so elegantly leverages to help its users communicate more efficiently will lose ad impressions - reason enough to cut off the free flow of data.

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John Fitzsimmons 04-16-2008 10:24 AM

Hey, I agree about SocialThing and just wanted to mention that I think it’s pretty cool feature wise - might be the best of the social aggregators. But FriendFeed currently has a lot of very vocal proponents… a lot of the A-list blog types. It also has a very stripped down easy to use interface (an appeal shared by services like Twitter). Other names in this genre of web app are…


With all these aggregators soon we will need an aggregator for the aggregators. Can’t wait for that beta invite! ;)

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