List of Companies that Aggregate Social Networks and Digital Lifestyle Aggregators

I’ve been creating these industry lists for a variety of segments for quite a while, it helps me to keep an eye on the industry, as well as help the web strategist find resources to improve their strategy.

I’ve noticed a recent trend of social network aggregators and digital lifestyle aggregators, the purpose? To collect all of one’s network data (flickr, myspace, facebook, bebo, twitter) on to one page or website. Please note this is NOT Digital Lifestyle Aggregation, which includes other media from other devices, my list is web based only.

You should also be aware of the Social Graph, a technology concept that will make the relationships within a network portable for export and import. The challenge? As a society, we’re not sure if the network relationships within one site will work with others (LinkedIn vs MySpace), users may have multiple online personas. While you’re at it, be aware of Open ID, which provides a universal login ID, A noble concept, but requires a marketing strategy.

List of Companies that Aggregate Social Networks (not in any order)

Facebook’s F8
The application platform and newspage has opportunity to pull in data from multiple networks.

Pulse by Plaxo
“People you know are creating great online content everyday: photos, blogs, wishlists, playlists, profiles, and more, all over the web. Until now, this stuff has been difficult to discover — and even harder to stay on top of. That’s why we made Pulse.”

People Aggregator
“Integrate – a wide range of social networking, blogging, communication, mobile and media applications and services together. These integrated environments present an easy to use, comprehensive experience to end-users. Aggregates – a wide range of content, people, resources, devices and assets into a comprehensive easy to access interface. Anything can be subscribed to, monitored and tracked – but privacy and limited access can also be applied to any data or content.” (read more)

MyLifeBrand
“welcome you to the Beta release of our great new social service, designed to enhance your online social experience. MyLifeBrand has been created to simplify the online social experience that you want to have by allowing you to essentially create your own portal to the networks and communities that you care about.”

8Hands
“8hands offer you the ability to IM all of your social network friends, and to share your online content (YouTube videos, Flickr Pictures, ect.) with them by a simple drag & drop feature.”

Plaxo’s Pulse
“The easiest way to stay connected is now also the easiest way to share just about anything. Pulse now brings you “people feeds” from all over the web:”

ProfileFly
“Tie all your Profile, Contact, and Bookmark links together in one place, then share them. SIGN UP quickly to create your new URL, so you can promote and share your entire Online Identity.”

Spokeo
“Tired of checking your friends’ websites one by one? Use Spokeo to track all your friends’ blogs, pics and videos”

FriendFeed
“FriendFeed makes it easy to keep track of the web pages, videos, music, and photos your friends and family interact with around the Internet. The site is currently in a private beta-testing period.”

To Watch: Google
Google may be gearing up to enter this market.

Update: Looks like Adam has already been working on a list.

I’m noticing a trend that Browsers could also be Digital Life Style Aggregators.

Know of other aggregators? you know the drill, leave a comment!

  • http://www.andrewcafourek.com Andrew C.

    Another site which does a pretty good job of centralizing activities is Ziki.com (and it promises excellent SEO so it always appears in the top 3 searches for your name, creating a one-stop-shop of sorts.)

    Another site is Natuba: it has some growing up to do, but overall it is a decent start to an aggregation homepage.

  • http://www.web-strategist.com/blog/ jeremiah_owyang

    Andrew

    interesting, but this looks more like a profile engine rather than an aggregator right? I think Spock is in this space?

  • http://www.thefattytalks.com Adam Hirsch

    Hey, I compiled a list of 30+ Social Network Aggregators recently, I didn’t put Facebook or Plaxo on there, because while they are aggregating, technically their still a Social Network. See the following link for the list:
    http://www.thefattytalks.com/2007/09/04/the-30-social-network-aggregator-list/

  • http://www.collateraldamage.biz Con von Hoffman

    There a site called ProfileBuilder that isn’t an aggregator but is doing something similar. Although it has a terrible name for its product (Profil.es? That’s horrible), it is trying to be a one-stop profile creator for all or many of the sites. That’s something I would love to have so I don’t have to fill out profile after profile after profile after …

    http://www.profilebuilder.com

    From their web site:

    “Online identities can be created, managed and consolidated with Profil.es, a breakthrough web product that gives individuals a centralized platform to manage and enhance their online presence. Users can customize their Profil.es and control visibility and access, while tracking in-depth stats on performance and activity. A unique Profil.es icon can easily be added to emails, blogs, websites and anywhere HTML code can be placed – including sites such as eBay, MySpace, Facebook and Match.com”

    Full disclosure: I have nothing to do with this company whatsoever.

  • http://marshallk.com Marshall Kirkpatrick

    Our local buddies at JanRain gave a pretty good talk about OpenID in this video http://siliconflorist.com/2007/09/06/video-openid-and-digital-identity/ Hopefully the marketing is getting better!

  • http://www.web-strategist.com/blog/ jeremiah_owyang

    Con

    Neat, it looks like a centralized way to manage multiple profile from one area.

    What’s the difference between ProfileBuilder and OpenID? Are they in the same space?

  • http://www.web-strategist.com/blog/ jeremiah_owyang

    Marshall, I added that video to the post where I talk about Open ID needing marketing, thanks!

  • http://www.relationship-economy.com Jay Deragon

    The day is around the corner where we the users will be anbled to aggregate our activities into our own personal social network and we be enabled to gain economically for our time, alent and contributions.

    What say you?

    for more on this go to http://www.relationship-economy.com

  • http://www.web-strategist.com/blog/ jeremiah_owyang

    Jay

    It’s certainly going to happen.

  • Pete

    8hands is the only one of these aggregators that provides live notifications to the desktop. It’s not a website like the rest of them.
    Plus, I think its “top 8 friends” feature is the biggest progress made in the right direction- this software not only aggregates your profiles, it also offers the possibility of a one personal network. it makes no difference if you’re friends with someone through FB or via Myspace.

  • Jessica

    i love 8hands!!

  • http://secondbrain.com Lars Teigen

    Second Brain (http://secondbrain.com) is a social content aggregator that helps people collect, organize, search and share content from multiple online services in a single library.

    Everything can be remixed into collections. This gives you a more structured archive of your online content. People can also search in all their content.

    Full disclosure: I am the founder of this company.

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