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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 :)

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 :)

What about posting at twitter, facebook, identica, myspace and friendfeed with one click?

September 11, 2009, Filed under: Events,Features,Social Whale — Tags: , , , , , — Nick Papanotas @ 4:00 pm

Today we are blogging live from the Vodafone Greece devCamp. To make this event even better we’ve just released a new feature to our application which we are going to insert in our Betavine client at the developer workshop today.

From now on you can use Social Whale to send status updates in all your favorite social networks. At the moment this new feature is available for twitter, facebook, identica, myspace and friendfeed. In addition this new feature allows you to connect to other social networks as well, something that will be used to your extended profile page (the extended profiles is under construction so expect a post here later about it)

For instructions how to use this new feature just watch the video:

What comes up next? Well we are about to play more with social networking services and give you the ability to read your streams from them as you do for twitter now. In other words we will try to expand our service and make it an one stop place for all your social media needs. As this is a feature under development you can help/participate by letting us know of your opinion. Any idea is more than welcome, and after all Social Whale is a community web site, meaning that your opinion really matters to us :)

Social Whale alpha release

June 17, 2009, Filed under: Social Whale — Tags: , — Nick Papanotas @ 5:45 pm

We are very excited to announce the alpha testing release for the Social Whale service. During this testing period we will allow only a limited amount of users to use the service so if you want to participate just follow @SocialWhale at twitter, and we will send you an invitation the soonest possible.

This release aims to help us find and fix as many bugs as possible, and see how the application scales in production state. Still there are many features that are not implemented, but the service is full functional. If you are participating in this testing release please post any feedback to the social whale group, or send a dm to @SocialWhale.

If you want to check some early screenshots from our application click the photo bellow:

social whale screenshots

Introducing the social whale firefox extension

April 30, 2009, Filed under: Social Whale — Tags: , , — Nick Papanotas @ 3:51 pm

Today we would like to share with you a new extension we’ve created for firefox, the social whale firefox extension. SWFE is a very simple extension that can help you post urls and images to twitter. The services we use to accomplish that are:

Installation

You can install the extension by clicking the download link from here. After that you will see social whale’s logo in the right bottom of your firefox browser that will look like this: (it is the icon in the middle)

social whale extension

The only thing you have to do before starting using the extension is adding your twitter credentials by right clicking the logo, and selecting the “account settings” tab.

Usage

Now that you have installed the extension you can shorten the active tab’s url by left clicking the social whale logo. Alternatively you can right click the logo and select “short url” or “short url with alias” if you want a custom alias for your shorten url.

To upload an image to twitpic right click the logo and then select “upload photo”.

The result url will be copied to the clipboard so you can paste it to your twitter client or anywhere else you need it.

Feedback

If you have any problems or you want to give us suggestions for further development feel free to leave a comment below or send us a message in twitter (@SocialWhale, @thek27, @HumanWorks)

If you find this addon useful feel free to share it with your friends!

Hello world!

April 13, 2009, Filed under: Social Whale — Nick Papanotas @ 2:02 pm

Hello,

This is the first post for Social Whale’s blog. Here we will try to keep you informed on the development of our service. If you have any questions or feedback please comment or contact us.

If you still have no clue on what this is about, check our about page.

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