By Luv el 18 July 2008
After a few months of wait and after having been able to try in depth this new tool of microblogging developed integrally in Spain, we can say that today is the launch of YouAre.
When Jose Luis Antunez showed me in person how YouAre worked, the first thing I felt was tremendous envy because I was looking at an application that I would have loved to conceive and build myself.
YouAre is a great example of a social application, the basis of which are the connections of the users and the communications between them.
The main idea behind this service is microblogging, complemented by the possibility of linking photos and videos directly, which makes YouAre a site which aggregates multimedia content apart from text messages.
Related to the function of microblogging in YouAre, they have added two aspects which make up for a perfect complement and going by the trends that we have seen in other applications of this kind, it seems that they will eventually prevail. On the one hand, there are the professional profiles, a kind of CV on the lines of LinkedIn that give much more information about the user, something very useful if you want to use this application for networking purposes.
The second feature that complements the site is what they call Web Life, which consists of lifestreaming that enables aggregation of information that we generate in other applications like Flickr, del.icio.us, YouTube, …
With all this, one can see that YouAre is a service that’s much more complete and better thought out than Twitter. Now that it has launched, the big challenge is to create a community that converts these services in something completely addictive for the users.
More information about YouAre in Blogsmedia.
By Javier el 3 May 2008
The mobile version of Tuenti was the theme of the conversation on Tuesday in Seville with the friends of Flowers in Space. It was Bernardo Hernandez himself who talked to us about it and we immediately turned to our mobiles to try it out.
The first thing that draws your attention the moment you enter m.tuenti.com is that it asks you what you are doing at the moment, which means we are talking of microblogging or a Twitter within Tuenti.
If you continue surfing, you see that you have access to your profile, to see your list of contacts and to the messages in your inbox. Clicking on the profile of your contacts, you can see the photos they have uploaded, and as Javi Hernandez puts it, this could be a danger for the productivity in classrooms because of students browsing photos on their mobiles.
Another topic that I find very interesting is the phone list, from which you can access those contacts who have entered their mobile phone number in their profile information, so now there could be people who have their phone list in Tuenti.
I would like to know if, with the launch of the mobile version of Tuenti, there would be an increase in flat-rate contracts for internet connection on the mobile. I have the impression that with time, many young people would want to go for a flat rate to avoid seeing their mobile phone bill shoot up with the use of m.tuenti.com
By Javier el 3 March 2008
It seems people are inspired to set up Twitter clones and what was seen with skepticism a year ago has now turned into a phenomenon on the internet.
As I say, new Twitter clones are springing up in Spanish and Jisko is the last one we have heard of.
I quite liked the look and feel of Jisko, how the web is structured, and even the mascot I think is more funny than the bird of Twitter. One thing that caught my attention is the integration with Twitter which means that a user could be in Jisko but at the same time, could follow the messages that his friends send in Twitter.
But perhaps what stands out the most is the system of karma that seeks to measure the participation of a user in the community and assign him a numerical value to determine his importance on the web. And it’s also worth mentioning that the site is being translated into multiple languages.
Seen in Genbeta.
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By Javier el 12 February 2008
Twitxr is a new initiative of Albert MartÃn, founder of Moneytrackin along with his brother Victor who is also an engineer in Fon Labs.
Twitxr is a system of microblogging (Twitter style) which can be used for sending pictures taken with the mobile and these are accompanied by a small descriptive text. Besides, the pictures are geolocalized over Google Maps.
I love everything that is to do with microblogging and a site like Twitxr which combines photography and geolocalization is the ultimate thing. Let’s see if I can take some time out to play with it because I would really like to.
What they need to do now is to improve on the design of the user page as it seems to require some working upon.
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By Javier el 4 January 2008
I love all that the friends of Blogsmedia do and from what I’ve seen, it seems that I’m also going to like Youare.
The domain name itself says a lot. It’s a site for people and is born with an international calling. It’s general approach is that of a social network with a focus on simplicity, on the lines of Twitter.
Twitter + Tumblr + Linkedin + Del.icio.us + Secret ingredient = YouAre
As you can see, YouAre pursues the goal of obtaining the best of social applications and social networks to offer its users a new form of communication between friends.
In this way, YouAre is microblogging (like Twitter), will allow the use of videos and images apart from text (like Tumblr), will facilitate networking between users (like Linkedin), share links (like del.icio.us) and surely many more things.
Besides, they are looking to create channels for cities, themes, professions, … something that can give it an important sense of community and fidelize users to a great extent.
For the moment, we know little else about YouAre apart from what they describe in their presentation of the product and what we can see from photos on Flickr. We will have to wait a little to try the private beta. They will start showing the project in February at some events.
Read the original article in Spanish.