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Web 2.0: Social network profile integration & chain-reactions

by on Jan.26, 2009, under Tips & Advice

I’ve been devoting much of my time of late to exploring Web 2.0 possibilities in the last few weeks… services, sites, widgets and ways to integrate them. Now that we all have profiles all over the place (Facebook, Myspace, Twitter, YouTube and countless others) keeping them all relevant can be pretty time consuming. Fortunately developers appear to be aware of this and are doing something about it. Here’s a cute little example of my most recent Web 2.0 chain reaction (websites updating other websites and profiles automatically). This is a pretty neat development, and can be handy both socially and professionally.

In this case, my goal was to proliferate my online video, and share the awareness of it as broadly as possible.

example of a web 2.0 chain reaction

example of a web 2.0 chain reaction

  1. TubeMogul.com – The chain reaction begins when I upload a video to TubeMogul. The site then redistributes the video to multiple video sites, including YouTube and a dozen or more others.
  2. Viddler.com – Viddler receives the file from TubeMogul reposts it there, and notifies my Twitter account. It posts my ‘followers’ a link to the vid automatically.
  3. Twitter.com – my Twitter account is linked to my Facebook profile, so in turn, Twitter updates my Facebook status and voila… my video upload is all over my major social profiles for minimal sweat.

Other sites that are worth a peep and help integrate your various profiles are FriendFeed and Wink. It seems Facebook is wise to this being a key aspect to the future of social networking, and has added an ‘Import’ button on your profile Wall… check it out and get linkin’!


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7 Comments for this entry

  • Mike

    It’s a great chain of events isn’t it! The four tools you mentioned are about the best examples out there of the holy grail of usability, community and openness. Twitter especially. It’s more a community than a tool, which is probably the definition of success in this area.

    -M

  • danimations

    Good point about Twitter, Mike… I’m pretty sure I have a re-tweet to thank for your stopping by 🙂 I’m quite new to the twitter community myself, but I’m loving the way it operates!

  • Kyle Slattery

    I really love this about the web nowadays, and I think we’re going to keep seeing more of it as time goes on, especially as the idea of web hooks gains more traction: http://kyleslattery.com/notebook/entries/the-wonderful-world-of-web-hooks

  • Elisa

    Thanks – this is exactly the type of info that might help me actually get on top of this whole Web 2.0 / new media (ha!) thing.

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  • Hobosic

    Greatings,
    Interesting, I`ll quote it on my site later.

    Have a nice day
    Hobosic

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