Yeah, neither was I, but we’ve got another one coming at us. It’s called SocialThing.
Here’s a little notice from Website Magazine posted this morning. For all the twittering and facebooking, etc. that goes on, these applications that pull it all together are popping up randomly. I posted on another one a while back in a post called “Twitter me this?”. Well, here’s another one to add to the mix. Maybe Randy or Spence will be checking it out in the private beta version and can share opinions on streamlining our social networks at their workshop LifeWorks 2.0. Check it out!
Social Thing Makes Being Social Easier
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 SocialThing.com – 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 del.icio.us, digg, last.fm, 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.
Social applications to manage our social applications? What do you all think?