JD’s Super Social Media Weekly Roundup for Monday, August 22

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What Tools Were Super This Past Week?

  • IdentyMe.com — helps you create a virtual business card. (example)
  • Letmelinkyou — is an iPhone app that allows you to connect contacts across various social networks.
  • Patchlife — records an organized calendar of your online moments across the most popular social networks.
  • Iconfinder — is an icon search engine, perfect for finding icons of your favorite social media websites.
  • twitrand — selects a random Twitter follower or friend for you quickly and easily.
  • Static HTML: iframes tabs — is a Facebook app that allows you to quickly create a custom iframe tab and is currently the fastest growing app on Facebook.

What Else Was Super?

  • LinkedIn launched an HTML5 site and significantly revamped its apps.
  • Reporters used Twitter to redirect traffic when the NYTimes website went down.
  • WordPress announced that 22 out of every 100 new active domains in the United States are running on WordPress.
  • Empire Avenue raised $1M for its social stock market. The service also added foursquare and Instagram integration. For the curious, I’m trading as (e)JDHANCOCK.
  • Bime Analytics revealed that 83 percent of Google+ users are inactive.
  • I significantly reduced my Twitter spam thanks to a great article by Sean Malarkey.
  • I terminated my multi-lingual Twitter experiment: @JDHancock_es and @JDHancock_fr are now deactivated. It was a fun idea, but in practice they were kind of creepy and annoying. Nevertheless, I will miss them.

What Will Be Super Next Week?

  • You tell me!