The 10 most-useful social media tools of 2012 (so far)

A bevy of options covering a range of services—from monitoring social mentions to indexing real-time photos—to help you excel at the social media game.

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This edition features a bunch of new social media tools that you may never heard of, as well as a couple that have earned attention on the big blogs and review sites.

Here are the 10 most-useful new social media tools of 2012 (so far):

1. Mention—monitor social mentions with ease

Social media listening/monitoring tools seem to be unnecessarily complicated, but Mention is the exact opposite. It includes “anti-noise” technology to remove duplicate mentions from bots.

File under: #Listening #Monitoring

2. RebelMouse—aggregate your social feeds in one place

This can be described as your “social front page,” pulling together all the stuff you’re sharing in a well-organized and easy-on-the-eyes layout. As far as personal hubs go, this is one of the best.

File under: #Aggregator #Hub #Twitter #Facebook

3. SharedCount—track your tweets, “likes,” +1’s, pins, and more

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