Do you have a hard time keeping track of everything your friends post on all the different social networking websites? When you search for something online would you like to hear your friends’ opinions on the topic or item you’re searching for? Wajam.com is a web browser add-on that adds your friends’ social media posts on top of search results from search engines, online retail sites, and more. According to Wajam:
Wajam is a social search extension for your browser… Everyday your friends share lots of useful stuff on social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. Most of this content never reaches you since there’s too much to keep up with. But what your friends share matters. That’s why Wajam gives you search results based on what your friends share, on top of your normal search results.
Wajam is available for: Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, and Internet Explorer. You can use Wajam when searching: Google, Bing, Yahoo, Facebook, Twitter, Blekko, Amazon, Yelp, Trip Advisor, IMDB, Wikipedia, Ebay, Overstock, Ask, Best Buy, Shopping.com, Mahalo, and Walmart. You can use Facebook, Twitter, and/or Google+ as sources. Wajam also has a blog.
Are you a member of multiple social networking sites like Twitter, Facebook, and Linkedin? Do you sometimes find it difficult to juggle it all and keep track of everything? HootSuite.com is social media dashboard that lets individuals and teams keep track of and post to multiple social networks from one place. According to HootSuite:
HootSuite is the Social Media Dashboard! Rather than being a social network, HootSuite allows you to connect to multiple social networks from one website. HootSuite helps organizations use the social web to launch marketing campaigns, identify and grow audience, and distribute targeted messages across multiple channels. Using HootSuite’s unique social media dashboard, teams can collaboratively schedule updates to Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, WordPress and other social networks via web, desktop or mobile platforms plus track campaign results and industry trends to rapidly adjust tactics.
HootSuite has many features including: the ability to monitor and post to multiple social networks from a single dashboard, custom analytics, multiple contributors with separate passwords, pre-schedule status updates and posts, RSS integration, custom dashboards, and more. There are apps for iPhone/ iPad, BlackBerry, and Android, and there are browser extentions for Firefox and Google Chrome. HootSuite also has a blog.
Are you on Facebook? Does it seem like as soon as you get things figured out they go and change something? Are changes on Facebook happening faster than you can keep up with? AllFacebook.com is an unofficial blog about Facebook that keeps you up to date with all the latest Facebook news. According to All Facebook:
AllFacebook.com is the online guide for everything related to Facebook. We provide everything from tips to how-tos, and the latest news for Facebook users as well as brands, marketers, and anybody else looking to take advantage of Facebook… The purpose of the blog is to cover all issues pertaining to Facebook including new applications, general news, and analysis about the future of Facebook. It is an exciting time in the world of social media and social networking and it is our job to cover all of it in relation to Facebook.
Not surprisingly All Facebook has a Facebook page so you can keep up with all the latest without leaving Facebook.
Are you curious about what people are saying about you online? Would you like to know what people are saying about a company, product or celebrity? SocialMention.com is an online social media search tool that monitors all of the popular social media sites to give you the latest real-time buzz on practically any topic imaginable. According to Social Mention:
Social Mention is a social media search and analysis platform that aggregates user generated content from across the universe into a single stream of information. It allows you to easily track and measure what people are saying about you, your company, a new product, or any topic across the web’s social media landscape in real-time. Social Mention monitors 100+ social media properties directly including: Twitter, Facebook, FriendFeed, YouTube, Digg, Google etc. Social Mention currently provides a point-in-time social media search and analysis service, daily social media alerts, and API.
In addition to the search functions on the site you can also sign up for daily email updates for topics you wish to monitor on a continuing basis. There are also several tools plugins, and widgets available.
Would you like to express yourself a little more then you can with a social networking site but don’t want to start a blog? LiveJournal.com is a website that combines the best of social networking and blogging. According to LiveJournal:
LiveJournal is an online journal service with an emphasis on user interaction… LiveJournal is a community publishing platform, willfully blurring the lines between blogging and social networking… LiveJournal encourages communal interaction and personal expression by offering a user-friendly interface and a deeply customizable journal. The service’s individuality stems from the way highly dedicated users utilize our simple tools, along with the instinct for individual expression, to create new venues for online socializing. Because of LiveJournal’s unique combination of platform and social media, LiveJournal has a unique personality in different parts of the world. In fact every national community in every country is unique in its own way… With more than 16 million journals on topics like politics, entertainment, fashion, literature and design, some key similarities emerge: the overall culture is distinctly open source-not only from a product perspective-but from a cultural one… At LiveJournal creativity, diversity and tolerance are the mainstream.
There is a mobile version of LiveJournal for those on the go, that is compatible with most platforms. There is also an instant messaging service called LJ Talk and a Classifieds section.
Do you love Twitter, Facebook, and other social media? Would you like to learn more and get more out of your social media? Mashable.com is a blog that focuses on all things social media. According to Mashable:
Mashable is an online guide to social media… Mashable is a hub for those looking to make sense of the online realm. What will you find here? Step-by-step guides to using popular websites, reviews of mobile applications, breaking news about what’s happening on the web, the best viral videos, tips for marketing your businesses online and much much more!
Mashable is divided into the following categories with subcategories: Social Media, Business, Entertainment, Tech, Web Video, IweekNY, Dev & Design, Apple, and Mobile.