The big story this week is the Google+ Project. Dubbed by many as the search giant’s answer to Facebook, Google+ is trying to bring all of your social sharing together in a single place.
As it has been talked about so much this week (well done to Google’s publicity machine), we’re going to focus on five other tools and platforms that you should also check out.
Here they come:
1. MyWebCareer.com serves up your “Career Score.”
The official line on this is that it analyzes data from your Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Quora profiles, as well as Web search results, to give you a “career visibility score.” It is based on things like the strength of your networks and recommendations, and even gives you tips for improvement. My favorite element of MyWebCareer.com is the way your scores are presented, giving you clear and concise benchmarks from which to work. Get the complete low down here
2. VerticalResponse brings easy social sharing to your email.
For marketers, VerticalResponse’s new social sharing email functionality could make a huge difference to big campaigns. It works by importing Facebook “likes,” tweets, and LinkedIn’s “share” buttons into your emails, giving recipients the opportunity to share from one place. It also has an analytics feature built in, so you’ll know how many clicks have generated from those emails. Sign up for free here
3. Memonic delivers an Evernote alternative that’s worth a peek.
Evernote has fast become one of the Web’s most popular organizational and clipping tools. Memonic.com
delivers an Evernote-esque experience and allows collaborative sharing across Web, Windows and OS X desktops, iOS, and Android. The Chrome add-on is especially handy. Take the full tour here
4. LiveGO.com wants to be your complete social dashboard.
A week barely goes without a new product being launched that will supposedly “bring all of your social accounts together in the one place.” LiveGO is having a go at it this week, and its main point of difference is its integration with MSN Messenger and other IM services, living side-by-side with Twitter and Facebook. If you like instant chatting, this might be one for you. Find out more about LiveGO here.
5. Make your meetings work better with yaM.
yaM stands for “Yet Another Meeting,” and it aims to take the frustration out of meetings. It brings all of your notes, agendas, dates, and files together in one place. You can create meetings, add people, write agendas, and take notes in a collaborative way, and it is all updated in real-time. The introductory video is available here
Catch you next week.
On the Paratus Communications blog,
PR Daily Europe contributing editor Adam Vincenzini rounds up five of the most-talked-about social media platforms each week. The feature is called Platform Five. Adam has agreed to simulcast it on PR Daily. If you’d like to check out the previous editions, they’re all here for you to browse through.