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Recent Social Networking Web Startup Trends Presentation by Claude Penland www.ClaudePenland.com


Social Networking Startups That We’ll Cover • • • • •

Traditional Student-specific Unique situations/business Hobbyists Sites that use already existing info

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Career networking Goal-oriented Add-ons For the kiddies Wrap-up


Traditional Networking • • • • • •

1stFriday for African-Americans http://bit.ly/9nEHei Doximity for Medicine http://bit.ly/96vnhu Splore looks at location and interest http://bit.ly/aQat8F Frid.ge for more intimate networking http://bit.ly/djfLlN Fabulis is a gay social network http://bit.ly/bX3tS4 CompanionTree for platonic friendships http://bit.ly/bTGB1v


Traditional, continued • • • • •

MeetYourFriends http://bit.ly/9qFkMl EpicMix for skiing http://bit.ly/eMsHDx Ping (Apple) - music http://bit.ly/gf5lXB Diaspora http://bit.ly/ch5HQA Commuters www.Bumped.in


Student Networking • Sites that blend hanging out with studying http://bit.ly/ggf62c • Talk about your grades at CampusBuddy http://bit.ly/9U2OvY • Share notes at NoteUtopia http://bit.ly/9yXgL3 • www.CollegeOnly.com • Students Circle Network http://bit.ly/f4OFxu


Networking for Unique Businesses or Situations • • • • • • • • •

Protect inventions/ideas myHeureka http://bit.ly/hoDN9M When tweet? SocialFlow knows http://bit.ly/f6NNpU Blurts is a Twitter for sound http://bit.ly/9iVVKZ FlightCrowd networking in the air http://bit.ly/bkxqpn Brag about stuff on Score.ly http://bit.ly/gqWGyO Create mobile communities at Motribe http://bit.ly/bjrLML Group buying at TeamSave http://bit.ly/96zAc5 Game aggregation at Heyzap http://bit.ly/d5Bb78 Yammer & Jive, business networking http://bit.ly/aAQ6xU


Networking for hobbyists • • • • • •

Dig guns? GunUp http://bit.ly/9pUaYI Punt Club for betting http://bit.ly/bOHWYx Betable to share your bets http://bit.ly/9iS7AP Political junkie? Jolitics http://bit.ly/9Qd4eC SocialPicks for stocks http://bit.ly/b9SGeO Cyclists www.PedalRoom.com


Hobbyists, continued • • • •

Nintendo Wii www.Wiiff.com Television www.ShowTribe.com Bln.kr music http://bit.ly/eECZJ8 Burstn iPhone photos http://bit.ly/huGrw1


Networking that Uses Existing Info • Creating profiles of users based on social data: Gravity http://bit.ly/edKfvv • CafeBots works on your behalf http://bit.ly/dkJo9H • Connexity ad server http://bit.ly/aEJRWu • Like/Dislike stuff at SocialSmack http://bit.ly/dAsN5n • Manage multiple networks with Seesmic http://bit.ly/fjbHTW • Kontagent social analytics http://bit.ly/b0LqNG


Use Existing Info, continued • SearchRidge social data mining http://bit.ly/cDI8gP • Five by Bueda data mining http://bit.ly/bkJtaa • Flipboard online magazines http://bit.ly/aze806 • Memolane records your social networking data stream for playback later http://bit.ly/fnBNOV


Career Networking BraveNewTalent is a Facebook app http://bit.ly/eX9sBK RockYourBlock, Facebook app http://bit.ly/bR0E2B Identified http://bit.ly/dSET1g ConnectedInsiders finds the influencers inside companies http://bit.ly/ane7C7 • Jibe http://bit.ly/fk7hbq • www.HowsMyActing.com • • • •


Networks to help you perform tasks better • • • • • • • •

HeyStaks browser add-on http://bit.ly/cOEEAc MyLifeList http://bit.ly/bdnd1N Shizzlr social planning http://bit.ly/dBJauC Kickin.it social planning http://bit.ly/amCqq2 Traxier social planning http://bit.ly/fExVV1 Poig social planning www.Poig.com Roadify helps you drive better http://bit.ly/90usKk myBantu personal assistant http://bit.ly/9CTkrS


Bolt-ons • Ning application http://bit.ly/eu27L4 • DeusM creates communities http://bit.ly/aTTlX6 • MedNetworks creates networks for doctors and patients http://bit.ly/asL1Dc • ShopIgniter creates stores in social networks http://bit.ly/byi0tr


Networking for the kiddies • Mixels http://bit.ly/aqKJWU • Scuttlepad http://bit.ly/e92J0Z • Togetherville http://bit.ly/hRH0uo


Wrap-up • Social networking could grow 1000% to 2500% by 2016 http://bit.ly/fSTYpY • …or it could be a bubble http://bit.ly/aIBzWq • Next big thing a few months ago was searching what your friends like http://bit.ly/hVnEz7 • Gamification is intersecting with social networking to affect how we’ll use the web http://bit.ly/gbFrMg • Read more at www.SocialNetworkingStartup.com and www.ClaudePenland.com • Thank you!


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