Truth be told, the current web is strongly focused in social with sharing and collaboration as one of the most sought-after values in a web application. If you like the idea of sharing stuff with friends and co-workers but need just a little more privacy than the offered by apps like Twitter, Facebook and Google what-was-that-name-oh-yeah-plus, read on to discover 5 private social networks that might have gone under your radar.
Dropr is a "platform that aims to bring together artists of all media & backgrounds".
Just in time for Spring or Autumn, bbPress 2.0, the long awaited forum plugin for WordPress, has been released. bbPress is Automattic's solution to build a community around forums, but if you want to build your community around a social network, the new BuddyPress 1.5 was also released. I once asked openly on Twitter what was the… Continue reading bbPress 2.0 and BuddyPress 1.5 are now available!
The product landing pages have been streamlined over the years to be simple yet providing a compelling experience to the potential buyer. The examples exhibited here showcase the product in one single page where buyers can find information about the product, testimonials, social proof and of course, a big fat button to buy the product!… Continue reading 20 single page websites for products
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0t9yDLAmFo Mozilla launched BrowserID, their own approach to online identity management, now largely dominated by Twitter, Facebook and at a lesser degree, Google. BrowserID is said to be a descentralized identity system and a step aside from common identity providers. It aims at how you sign up and login in multiple sites using a single… Continue reading BrowserID: online identity
Google+Tweet is a Chrome extension to tweet and have your timeline right within Google+ slick interface. You can also shorten URL's or share photos/videos through TwitPic/TwitVid.
This TED Talk by Eli Pariser focuses on how the personalization filters applied by social networks, search engines, smart feed readers and others might be trapping us in a "filter bubble", avoiding our exposure to information beyond our comfort zone that could broaden our worldview. Note: The following video from TED might not be displayed… Continue reading How personalized search & services narrow our worldview
Greplin is a web service to search within many accounts on various sites, such as Twitter, Evernote, Google Docs, LinkedIn and others. It's an excellent service to search for example that particular person that you don't remember if it was a contact in GMail, LinkedIn or a resume in your shared Dropbox folder. http://vimeo.com/14579806
Tweet! is very easy to implement and lightweight. Features relative tweet time and converts hashtag/URL/username into links.
Google +1 button: yet another Buzz? or another... can't even remember the name of that cool real time app... Anyway, let's hope this is part of something bigger and better. You must join the Google Search Experiment for the +1 button to appear in your search results.