JD’s Super Social Media Weekly Roundup for Monday, August 15

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What Tools Were Super This Past Week?

  • FindPeople onPlus — is a Google+ people finder.
  • Reach.ly — mines Twitter to provide hotels with lists of prospective guests.
  • MotoFanPages — helps you create a very professional-looking Facebook page quickly and easily.
  • Bottlenose — tracks your interests, visualizes trends, and curates knowledge with your friends.
  • Geekli.st — is social networking for developers. (example)

What Else Was Super?

  • The social summary service Summify announced that it passed 2 billion aggregated stories as it launched new design and social features.
  • Twitter began rolling out two new tabs to its web interface: “@Username” and “Activity,” making the service a bit more like Facebook.
  • The storyline of the SyFy series “Haven” strongly incorporates Twitter, and the audience can follow the tweets of characters from the show.
  • Twitter added a “Reply To” field to user profiles on its web interface, making it easy to reply to people from their profiles.
  • The Weather Channel launched a deep integration of Twitter on its television network, website, and mobile platform.
  • A study by Hiscox revealed that 64% of small businesses in the United States think social media is unnecessary.
  • Twitter began rolling out a new web interface for iPad users.
  • Klout added Instragram, Tumblr, Last.fm, Blogger, and Flickr to its growing list of supported networks.

What Will Be Super Next Week?

  • You tell me!