The 10 most-useful social media tools this week

There are so many platform we’re featuring an extra five this week, from a new site that gauges the popularity of Facebook pics to badges that indicate whether blogs accept pitches.

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That’s right! We’re back with our regular Friday feature, Platform Five—a round up of the latest social media tools and platforms that have been generating buzz over the past seven days.

This week’s edition features a site that combines photography with gamification, a badge that should make pitching to bloggers a little easier, and a video status update site that is being touted as the next big thing.

I reckon we should take a closer look, don’t you?

1. Your social photo activity ranked and rated thanks to How many different online places do you publish your photos? Well, if you use Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Instagram, or PicPlz you can now aggregate all your pics into one stream and see how your photos rank against your friends (criteria includes quality, popularity, audience, etc.). Check out the parent company’s about page for more information.

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