Everyme Is The Social Network For Privacy Fans. Pair, the Social Network for Two, Launches an Android App. Pair, an app that helps couples stay in touch, no longer discriminates against cross-platform romance.
The startup launched its first Android app on Tuesday. Like its iOS counterpart, the new app creates a private shared timeline for couples that allows them to easily swap SMS messages, photos, videos and locations. The app takes the concept behind Path a step further. Instead of sharing personal updates within a small network, it’s a way to stay constantly connected with the smallest of networks — one other person. Since launching in March, Pair has picked up about 220,000 users, $4.2 million in funding and a lawsuit over its name. Until now, however, only couples who both had iPhones could use the social network for two. Pair's iPhone and Android apps are identical, down to a feature called “thumb kiss” that vibrates when both parties touch the same spot on the screen.
ResearchGate: It's Facebook for Scientists. It's awesome to connect with other like-minded science folk on Facebook, the world's largest social network, but sometimes you want to keep the talk insider baseball - and that means no interjections from your mom, brother and imaginary friends.
Seriously. Enter ResearchGate, the social network for scientists. It has just raised its second round of funding, led by Founders Fund partner and PayPal co-founder Luke Nosek. If this sounds like great fun, but the idea of another social network actually makes you want to stab a LOLcat in the tail, then just connect with your existing Facebook account. Unlike some sites or apps that use Facebook Connect technology, this one only requests permission to access your basic information, including name, profile picture, gender, networks, user ID, list of friends and any other public information. The advantage to ResearchGate? This site is all about exchanging information. ResearchGate debuted four years ago. How to Create Your Own Nicest Place on the Internet. Amongst the crossfire of impersonal pings, tweets and comments, the Nicest Place on the Internet has managed to carve out a cocoon of kindness online by playing videos of stranger-submitted hugs.
Now it has launched a way for anyone to create a personalized version of the site — a "hug hub," if you will. "If it felt that good to get a hug from a stranger, we imagined how much more of an impact it would have if all the hugs were personal, someone you know, someone you love," explained co-creators Lauren Perlow and Jeff Lam in an email to Mashable. "Parents with kids off at school, military families, grandparents and grandkids, any sort of long-distance relationship. " Perlow and Lam had the idea to create the original Nicest Place on the Internet for fun after a rough day at their ad agency jobs, and it took off organically shortly after. About 200,000 people visited the site last month. SEE ALSO: Fun New App Reveals Your Twitter Crush. The Future Of Social TV Is Now. Social "check-in" service GetGlue waited until nearly halfway through January to release its 2011 infographics.
That same day, it closed a $12M round of financing led by Rho Ventures, with participation from TimeWarner Investments, RRE Ventures and Union Square Ventures. At the end of 2011, GetGlue hit two million users and logged 100 million check-ins. The site is only two years old, yet it has grown 1000% year over year. The million user mark came in April 2011. From just January to September 2011,it saw an 800% increase. GetGlue is a service that lets users "check-in" to watching TV shows, reading books and listening to music. GetGlue users openly share their feelings about entertainment, especially when it comes to popular shows and movies. At this year's CES, we looked at how web connectivity, time-shifting content and "second screens" will affect social TV.
Perhaps the future of social TV is already here. Fed Up with Facebook Changes? Try Friendio. A group of former Facebook users based in Orland Park, Ill., fed up with the mandatory changes that came with Facebook's network-wide switch to Timeline, has created Friendio for Facebook defectors.
Even if it was nothing major for anyone else, it was a big deal for me. The trip was full of promise and opportunity. I made sure to capture all its key moments with my phone. When I got back, I didn't want to stick all those photos into a bland, blue Facebook album. I used Jux, because it lets me design the whole experience out to every edge of every screen. Jux appreciates how sensuous and tangible the Web can be now. But to do a great job of that on our own is hard work, over the heads of most of us.
It launched on the Web in August. It uses a mixture of smart algorithms and basic cues from the user to shift around the content ever so slightly, so you don't have to worry much about how your Jux will look on the different screens. Jux has six kinds of posts so far: BlockQuote, Article, Photo, Video, SlideShow and CountDown. You can choose the colors and typography, as well as the basic shape of the layout.