Have you made some good friends online that live far away? Have you ever wished that you could buy them a beer? Tweet-a-Beer.com is a website that allows you send a beer to anyone anywhere in the world by using Twitter to send five dollars to their PayPal account. According to Tweet-a-Beer:
Tweet-a-Beer was brewed and bottled by tenfour and Waggener Edstrom, longtime drinking buddies in Portland, Oregon. Tweet-a-Beer connects your Twitter and PayPal accounts together to ensure that distance, agoraphobia, and gang rivalries no longer prevent you from sharing a pint… Tweet-a-Beer is powered by Chirpify, a commerce platform for Twitter. Chirpify is the magic that connects your Twitter account to PayPal in order to pre-approve payments. When you Tweet-a-Beer, you are sending $5.00 to another Twitter user, and ultimately, their PayPal account.
If you have a friend that for some inexplicable reason doesn’t like beer you can still use Tweet-a-Beer and send them five dollars for something else.
Do you like to browse Twitter looking for humorous tweets? Does it seem like sometimes you spend hours wading through the mundane to find a good witty tweet? WitStream.com is a website that has found the funniest, brightest, and wittiest people on twitter and assembled their tweets all in one comedy stream. According to Witstream:
WitStream is your 24-hour live comedy ticker. An endless flow of up-to-the-minute comedy and commentary delivered to you in real time: what’s funny, about what’s happening, NOW. Assembled at WitStream is an exclusive group of established comedians, professional writers and all-around brilliant humorists. Read topical gems from the people who bring you Saturday Night Live, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Onion and more. Check in if you want to hear their take on the latest in celebrity shenanigans, political idiocy, or even their own daily lives, however mundane or extraordinary. Whatever’s happening now, this crew can see right through it and find something hilarious to say.
Main categories include: Spotlight, Live Feed, The Black List, and Tweet the Press. There are also many Hot Topics you can browse. There is an Aristocrats section that lists all Witstream contributors alphabetically so you can follow your favorites individually. You can also sing up to have the daily top three sent to your email. Witstream also has an app for iPhone and a blog.
Do you love newspapers but wish they were updated in real-time and a little more personal? Have you ever wished your Twitter feed read a little more like a newspaper? TweetedTimes.com is a website that generates a personal online newspaper in real-time using your Twitter account. According toThe Tweeted Times:
The Tweeted Times aggregates news in your Twitter stream and ranks them by popularity among your friends. Never miss any important news! …The Tweeted Times rebuilds your newspaper hourly, and is always up-to-date… You can create a newspaper for any topic of your interest. Topical newspapers are based on streams produced by Twitter Lists or Twitter search.
The Tweeted Times has an app for iPad so you can read your Tweeted news on the go.
Do some of your friends post every boring detail of their lives on social networking websites? Does it seem like it takes forever to weed through all the pointless drivel on your news feed to find a few interesting posts? KnowAbout.It is an online service that analyzes the content from your various news feeds on social networking sites, cuts out the inane garbage, and leaves you with only the most interesting and relevant posts. According to Know about it:
The social web is an incredibly busy place that never stops. As a person that has to take time to work, eat, and sleep (not to mention relax and have fun) it’s easy to miss so much of the good stuff passing through your social streams every day. Know about it helps fix this problem by collecting all the links passing through your social streams 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. As we collect these links, we also perform a bunch of analysis on each one to determine which are most likely to be of interest to you. The end result is a lot of quick and simple ways to stay up with the best stuff passing through your social streams, but on your own schedule and based on your personal interests!
Know about it 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 a member of multiple social networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace? Do you hate having to log in and visit each site separately everyday, and having to make the same post more then once? Power.com is a website that integrates messages, news feeds, and other features of multiple social networking sites, and displays them all in one place. According to Power.com:
Ever wanted to see your Orkut, Twitter, Facebook, HI5, LinkedIn, and MySpace messages all in one place? Or browse Orkut, chat with your MSN friends, and send messages to everyone at once without leaving the page? Now you can with Power.com. Use Power.com and take full advantage of everything these sites have to offer you… Power.com is a technology platform that integrates social sites and creates a common environment to connect users, communities and content in order to facilitate communication, browsing, and interactivity, as well as provide an enhanced user experience. Power.com is compatible with the following social sites: Orkut, Twitter, MySpace, Hi5, LinkedIn, Facebook, Flogão, and VoteMe.
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.
Does it seem like social networking has taken a turn for the ridiculous with the whole Twitter thing? Do think tweets about the mundane details of everyday life seem a bit pretentious? TweetingtooHard.com is a website that exposes the the most self-important tweets for all to see. According to Tweeting too Hard:
There’s always that person at a party that is trying way too hard. Well, Twitter is a party and those people are here, too. Actually, it could be you. Tweeting Too Hard is the place to submit, vote on, and chuckle self-righteously at tweets that are just too much. Self-importance, pretense, braggadocio—it’s all here and it’s laid bare for the scoffing. We all know someone who is due for a good-natured tweet-roast. So get to it. Click the big green submit button and make the world a better place.
Tweets are categorized as: What’s Hot, Newly Added, Random, and All-Time Top.