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FellowUp offers to be your virtual assistant for social media

FellowUp says “don’t just follow up”

Free tool FellowUp offers to be your virtual assistant by integrating your LinkedIn, Facebook and Google accounts and presenting to you not only your calendar items but your contacts’ demographic information and any notes you have written. You can even set reminders on your own or be told of Facebook birthdays.

FellowUp is currently in beta so there might be some bugs, but it’s off to a good start. When I uploaded my networks, it new I had a dinner meeting tonight and let me email follow up from the FellowUp dashboard. It also knew that it was my high school friend Greg’s birthday and let me write on his wall right from the dashboard.

The goal of FellowUp is to reduce the noise and increase the productivity of an ever expanding network. They promise privacy and offer an iPhone app with Android soon to follow so you can take notes on meetings in the field and set reminders on the go.

Suggestions for improvement

The only major complaints I have so far is that it took a really long time to import my 2,020 Facebook contacts (which I don’t consider to be a large account by any means). Secondly, I wish it integrated into Google a little better rather than Google only integrating into it. In other words, it’s a one way conversation between Google and FellowUp but if it were two way, FellowUp could send me reminders via Google Calendar reminder or the like. That could be annoying with the sheer volume, but I live in my Gmail and chances of me using the service increase if I’m reminded to use it.

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I can see how this could save a lot of people a lot of time and it gets people to think about productivity. I’ll be using it over the coming weeks to test it out, will you?

UPDATE: upon further review, although it was not made clear at sign up, they do notify you via email of your daily tasks, birthdays, etc. Secondly, if you already have Salesforce or some similar CRM, a free social media CRM program like this is redundant, but this is a great tool for the independent agent who doesn’t have access to a more sophisticated system.

Lani is the COO and News Director at The American Genius, has co-authored a book, co-founded BASHH, Austin Digital Jobs, Remote Digital Jobs, and is a seasoned business writer and editorialist with a penchant for the irreverent.



  1. Donna Patton

    April 14, 2011 at 4:31 am

    Your link in your photo doesn't work.

    • Lani Rosales

      April 19, 2011 at 1:23 pm

      Good catch, Donna, thank you! Fixed 🙂

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