I was reading this article, “Why I Love Twitter” by Tim O’Reilly. It’s a good article about twitter, but he mentioned a new service called PeopleBrowsr. If you’re still not sure what all the big fuss is about the service, this would be a great read for you as well.
Less is more. New services like peoplebrowsr are reframing service aggregation in a richer way, as a way of learning more about the people you follow, browsing the social graph. (Peoplebrowsr is still in alpha, but I think it has real potential as a social graph explorer, rather than as yet another people feed-reader.)
O’Reilly mentioned that the application was in alpha currently so I didn’t expect to be able to get on the service and immediately begin using it. I was a bit surprised then when I was able to visit the PeopleBrowsr site and immediately login and begin adding my social media network information.
You add your social media identity information into the system and then you can connect and see your network visually through the system. You can update your twitter status with the application and even delay post tweets as well.
Here’s what PeopleBrowsr says about their service:
PeopleBrowsr is a simple visual dashboard that adds power to Twitter and your other online Identities.
It funnels in data from your friends and IDs and then funnels it out by publishing, reweeting, rebloggong and tag-grouping.
On PeopleBrowsr you can:
- See your friends and other people from your network and keep an eye on what they are doing
- Tag them into groups
- Write ‘PeopleProfiles’, as in a PeopleWiki
- Find people living in your area or sharing your interests
- Increase the quality of your online and in person connections
- Gather your blog, Flickr Photostream, YouTube channel, Facebook profile and more
- Update your networks
The service is obviously still in alpha as there’s a number of layout and visual functions that need to be cleaned-up. I’m also interested in seeing what comes of the future development of the site. The question I have about all of these new developments is whether or not I’d really use them if I were tied down to the browser web page.