★ Steadfast Social Site
★ Mobile Mover
★ Newbie Network
★ Surprising Standouts
This month we're highlighting a few surprising standouts, including the social media dashboard tool HootSuite, and Spotify, a streaming service that's making noise since its launch a few years ago.
HootSuite is a social media communications dashboard used for online brand management. It publishes to websites such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Foursquare, MySpace, and WordPress. It also publishes to Flickr, Tumblr, and YouTube via HootSuite Apps. HootSuite is competing in a marketplace for social media dashboard tools or platforms, where marketers are focused on social media management for their clients' web engagement activities. The most well known competitors of HootSuite include TweetDeck and Seesmic.
Meetup is the world's largest online network of local groups. Meetup makes it easy for anyone to organize a local group or find one of the thousands already meeting up face-to-face. Meetup's mission is to revitalize local community and help people around the world self-organize.
Spotify is a music streaming service that was launched in 2008 offering selected music from a range of major and independent record labels, including Sony, EMI, Warner Music Group, and Universal. Music can be browsed by artist, album, record label, genre or playlist as well as by direct searches. On desktop clients, a link allows the listeners to purchase selected material via partner retailers.
Stumbleupon was founded in 2001 and is a discovery engine (a form of web search engine) that finds and recommends web content to its users. Its features allow users to discover and rate Web pages, photos, and videos that are personalized to their tastes and interests using peer-sourcing and social-networking principles. Toolbar versions exist for Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera and Internet Explorer, but StumbleUpon also works with some independent Mozilla-based browsers.
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