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1. Share your news minus the Facebook fluff with Hearsay. The latest in a long line of tools that help you consume news recommended by your peers and trusted sources.
2. Has social media influence measurement finally been given some Kred? The team behind PeopleBrowsr launched Kred this week, which for all intents and purposes, is a more sophisticated and thorough version of Klout. The most useful aspect of Kred will be its ability to integrate data among vertical sectors and communities. Sign up for the beta version here.