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Show off your social world with the new Social Whale profile

September 30, 2010, Filed under: Features,Social Whale — Tags: , — Nick Papanotas @ 5:30 pm

Wouldn’t you like to have all your social activity in one place? We would. That is why we created a new and powerful Profile page.

The Profile page lets anyone who has a Twitter account to gather all his social activity in a single page. See our profile to get the idea.

Our new service supports all major social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Flickr. From the Settings page (look for the gear icon at the top) you decide which networks you’ll include.

Furthermore, you can add your photo, a short bio and your own website, in case you have one. Actually, there are dozens of things you can do there.

You can enjoy Profile page in many ways, but we think there are also plenty of reasons to promote it as a professional tool.

Your profile is already live and it can be found at: http://socialwhale.com/twitter_username (where “twitter_username” is a Username on Twitter of course).

Now, start by connecting to Social Whale then visit your page and start editing your details.

We hope you’ll like this new service the same way we do. See you there!

Social Whale Search

September 10, 2010, Filed under: Features,Social Whale — Tags: , — Nick Papanotas @ 2:58 pm

Today we are starting with a series of releases that will lead to the public beta version of our application. The first release is our new social media search engine which you can use to search in real time several social media services such as twitter, facebook, flickr, tweetphoto, vimeo and youtube. The service works in real time, and for those who want to post status updates while they are searching a term there is also a post widget available on screen (when you are logged on with Social Whale)

At this moment the new service is available to just a few beta testers, but later we will make it available for everyone. You can use the new feature here, and leave comments in twitter by using the hashtag #whalesearch.

Social Whale mobile interface

May 18, 2010, Filed under: Features,Social Whale — Tags: , , , — Nick Papanotas @ 4:10 pm

Three weeks passed since our latest release, which was also in the mobile field. I am reffering to our mobile widget for the Vodafone App Star competition in which by the way you can still vote for us, as we are one of the contest finalists :)

Today’s release is about our mobile interface which let you interact with all your favorite social networks through your iPhone, Nexus One or any other web enabled mobile interface you are using to browse the web. You can see for yourself in our mobile version.

As always, let us know if you experience any problem or if there is something we can do to make your mobile experience better.

Social Whale group plugins

January 30, 2010, Filed under: Events,Features — Tags: , , — Nick Papanotas @ 3:00 pm

Today we are blogging live from the greek wordcamp event, and we would like to announce a new release for the social whale platform, consisting of two plugins, one for wordpress and one for jquery.

The WPwhale pugin for wordpress

The WPwhale plugin is a wordpress plugin that allows you to interact directly with a Social Whale group from a wordpress page. Users can see status updates in real time and they can post to your group and twitter.

The plugin is open source (GPL license) so feel free to make your own adjustments and share them with our community.

Here is a screenshot from the plugin with the default style sheet:

You can see a demo at the wordcamp’s web site

Download

You can download the plugin from here. To install, follow the instructions in the readme file. We will update soon this post with more information regarding the project.

Now you can do even more with Social Whale (applications release)

December 28, 2009, Filed under: Features,Social Whale — Tags: , — Nick Papanotas @ 3:18 pm

We’ve just released a major update to Social Whale, the applications. The applications is a set of tools which you can use to have a better twitter experience without having to use several third party apps that you can’t trust and without the hassle this involves. At the moment there are eight apps but we are about to add much more in the near future.

Here are some of the most important applications that we have at the moment:

Feed reader

With our feed reader application you can integrate Social Whale with your google reader account, and get new rss items as status updates.

Google Translate

When you activate this application, a new icon will appear in the statuses area which you can use to translate tweets in your language

Ignore Users

Some times you don’t want to get updates from a user for some time. With this application you can ignore this user’s tweets for as much as you want.

Post Later

Schedule status updates in the future. A really important feature for marketers.

Remove Spam Tweets

Bored of getting those “Get 400 followers per day” messages in your timeline? With this app you can ignore them once and for all

You can check our youtube account for videos demonstrating those new apps and we would like to hear your opinion on these applications. In case you have an idea for a new application let us know.

Best wishes for the new year that is in front of us :)

It’s all about status updates

November 30, 2009, Filed under: Features,Social Whale — Tags: , , , , , , — Nick Papanotas @ 5:30 pm

SocialWhaleIn the social web, everything is about status updates. It is very cool how easily people from all around the world can share news or anything that matters using social media services, but yet the real time web becomes a serious time waster for the social media fans out there as it is so hard to keep up with so many services in real time.

I don’t know many people who don’t have at least three social media accounts, and the majority of my friends have at least 8 accounts on sites like facebook, myspace, twitter, etc. (I know my friends are geeks like me :) )

Anyway for the Social Whale team social media rehab is not an option so we thought to solve the “real time web” problem with another way. We call it “social media integration” and it is actually a feature that allows you to interact with twitter, facebook, myspace, linkedin, friendfeed and identica from one place (you are guessing right, this place is social whale)

At the moment our service allows you to get status update streams from all the above services, and gives you the ability to post status updates to any of them, or just all of them at once! Of course there are still many things to get done but we are looking forward to have your feedback before expanding our service even further. So if you have any comments or suggestions please let us know. After all Social Whale is a community site and without your opinion it is no fun at all.

We hope this new feature will be welcomed by all of you.

[official press release, image credit]

LinkedIn integration

November 25, 2009, Filed under: Features,Social Whale — Tags: , — Nick Papanotas @ 5:45 pm

Yesterday LinkedIn announced that they are opening their platform for business. Today we have added integration with their service. That means that you can now use Social Whale to update your status in LinkedIn (along with twitter, facebook, myspace and identica) plus you will be able to read status updates from your friends. The last one is a feature that is available only to a few alpha testers but it will roll out to all our users very soon.

To use the new feature just go to the “Settings” from the bottom menu and connect your account to a linkedin profile.

Social media integrations

social whale firefox extension version 1.1

October 13, 2009, Filed under: Features,Social Whale — Tags: , , — Nick Papanotas @ 11:13 am

We’ve just released the version 1.1 of our Firefox extension. The new version has a few new features which may be handy for twitter users:

  • Right click to any image or link on a page and get a short url
  • right click on highlighted text and copy it to clipboard with the short url to active page

Of course all the features of the version 1 still apply.

Bellow is a video showing how it works. Feel free to download the new extension from here and let us know how do you like it in comments :)

New feature: Check new and quited followers since your last login

October 6, 2009, Filed under: Features — Tags: , — Nick Papanotas @ 2:54 pm

A new feature that many of our users have been asked, has just been released. From now on you will be able to check who followed you or quited following you since the last time you’ve logged on to Social Whale. Bellow is a video demonstrating the new feature:

Use Social Whale with your favorite url shortening service

September 23, 2009, Filed under: Features,Social Whale — Tags: , — Nick Papanotas @ 12:12 pm

We’ve just released a new feature that will help you use Social Whale with your favorite url shortening service. So if you do not like our default service you can use one from the bellow:

  • twt.gs
  • tinyurl.com
  • is.gd
  • digg.com
  • bit.ly
  • snipurl.com
  • tr.im
  • budurl.com
  • cli.gs
  • su.pr
  • l2s.gr

Bellow is a video demonstrating the new feature, and how you are using it. In case we missed your favorite url shortening service, let us know so we can add it too :)

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