Another Friend Feed?
Popego.com launched at the recent Tech Crunch 50 conference and is slated to solve some of the problems with social media one of which is the disorganization of social media profiles. Like Friend Feed, Popego allows you to consolidate your social media profiles from across the SM universe, but it takes it a step further by doing three things that I believe will launch Popego to the forefront of the socialmediaverse:
- Based on the interests Popego learns you have from all of your input social media streams, it creates an “Interest Feed” that shows you items from others’ feeds that match your interests.
- Popego offers a customizable widget that isn’t all about them, it’s all about you and on your sidebar you may feature the widget that flashes your twitter activity, your facebook, your linked in and other activities.
- All social streams inserted become an Autoblog that (like friend feed) shows all your activity but what I love is that Popego offers stats and demographic data on visitors.
How Does It Work? Relevance.
Below is the video from the Tech Crunch 50 Conference:
Problems With Popego
Popego isn’t highly populated yet which means that according to my interests, the main matches on my Interest Feed pertain to LOLCats (which anyone that knows me understands that it’s fairly accurate), but in Spanish. Popego launched in Argentina, so many of the current users primarily speak Spanish and Portuguese so until it’s well populated, the full functionality of me discovering other sites and materials through the Interest Feed is still low but I’ve been watching it increase.
Popego isn’t set up to accept every single one of my social streams yet. I can’t feed everything I’m doing to it there yet and customization for this new site is low (meaning I can’t say “oh, I use vimeo and although you don’t have it set up to accept vimeo, I should be able to have a custom input based on any RSS feed”). If it is set up for this right now, they have a problem in making it evident (or I drank too much coffee today, who knows?).
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