UPDATE: PostPost is no longer available
Facebook's usage has swelled to earn over 132 million uniques and over 3 billion total visits per day and continues to maintain a foothold on social media. There's no doubt the announcement from Time Magazine that Mark Zuckerberg was named as Person of the Year will catapult the social network to even greater gains in web traffic.
“Facebook has merged with the social fabric of American life, and not just American but human life: nearly half of all Americans have a Facebook account, but 70% of Facebook users live outside the U.S. It's a permanent fact of our global social reality. We have entered the Facebook age, and Mark Zuckerberg is the man who brought us here.”
The introduction of the new Facebook profile view proves that users are in need of a switch from the previously mundane view of their profiles and streams. You can update your profile view now, but remember there's no turning back.
But the real facelift for your Facebook page comes on the heals of a new site that was introduced recently. It runs off of Facebook's API and it's called PostPost and it's slowly gaining the much deserved attention of Facebook users. The tagline for PostPost is “All The News That's Fit to Post”.
In June 2011 PostPost is now Postano. Connect feeds from Twitter, Facebook, RSS and Google News. Take a look at my Postano or create one of your own!
PostPost is like Facebook on Steroids
PostPost provides a much more attactive and easy-to-navigate view of the items in your Facebook stream that are shared by your friends and family.
PostPost is a real-time, social newspaper that collects and curates posts shared by your Facebook friends into a familiar, easy-to-read tabloid layout.
It’s like the Huffington Post, except your Facebook friends are the editorial curators.
The format of PostPost is newspaper style very similar to Paper.li yet it goes a step further by allowing you to sort content by links, videos and pictures. and this is a video introduction to how PostPost works.
Besides providing a unique view of your newsfeed, one of the nicest features integrated into PostPost is the search function which is enhanced by YoLink. YoLink is a revolutionary search function that “goes one step further, so you don't have to” and you can read more about YoLink or download it as an extension for Google Chrome. My search for “Zuckerberg” on PostPost scrolls through every post made by my friends and highlights the results like this.
You can invite your Facebook friends to try PostPost with this share link. What do you think of PostPost and Zuckerberg being named Person of the Year? Be sure to like the Basic Blog Tips Facebook page.