SocialU – Where Social Networking Sites Live

26Aug08

If you’re a social networking addict and love to spy on see what sites your friends are hanging out on and what sites they’re bookmarking, then SocialU is an Adobe Air Application that you’ll probably dig.  I didn’t know what else to think when I first installed SocialU other than, “omg, it’s seriously a browser where social networking sites live”.  It’s more than that but it took me some time to figure out exactly what to do, because there’s a lot going on.

I first learned of SocialU last night when the infamous “Paisano” sent me an invite.  Before reading anything else I have to say, I would check out his much more in depth review on Mashable here.

After you install SocialU, you can set up a profile with all of the social networking sites you belong to.  Every time you click on one of your sites, it opens in a new tab.  From there, you’ll need to log in and then use it just like you would in any other browser.  But SocialU adds the ability to comment, rate, and bookmark sites as well.  Everything you publicly favor or rate will show up in a type of news feed so other users can check out what sites you like.  Does any of this sound familiar?  You’ll also know which of your friends are online because their profile picture will be highlighted in green.  If you’re viewing someone elses profile, any social networking site they are logged into will also be highlighted.  I didn’t see any way to opt out of this option but would love the ability to do so.

SocialU also pays you (think monopoly money) for participation.  You can buy your friends gifts, rent yourself an apartment, and even buy a boat.  As a matter of fact, I just received a Canon Camcorder.  Active users will also appear under the “movers and shakers” section, which should help increase their popularity.  SocialU is currently in private beta, but you can see what it looks like in the screencast below:

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Thanks Paisano!



6 Responses to “SocialU – Where Social Networking Sites Live”

  1. Thanks for showing such an informative and thorough presentation of our application. If you want to know more about our approach, please feel free to contact me. Its because of great and fair people like you that gives us, newbies, in this space a chance.

  2. may i ask you for an invite?

  3. Assbach, I sent you an invite.

  4. 4 Bruno

    Hi Demo girl..!.. Your site have an interesting proposal.. congratulations!
    By the way, would you mind inviting me too?
    I’m curious…!

  5. 5 Bryon

    I’m hopelessly addicted to social networking, too! How do I get an invite SocialU?


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