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Get notifications from Facebook, Twitter, Gmail and others in a single stream, with Chime for Chrome

We all have accounts on multiple online services like Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, etc, all of which can send alerts and notifications. If getting a handle on all of these is getting a bit too labor intensive then check out ‘Chime’, a very handy extension for Chrome that allows users to receive notifications from multiple online

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Three tools to manage permissions and settings for all of your online accounts

You’ve signed up with Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, Dropbox, Pinterest, Stumble, Foursquare, YouTube, LinkedIn, Instagram, Flickr, etc. (and multiple times for some). You’ve also granted many third party services at least some sort of access to these, and, let’s face it: you’ve forgotten about most of them, and you’re probably NOT going into each and every

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Find out Which iPhone Apps Have Access to Your Accounts, with ‘Permissions’ [iOS]

Many apps require permissions to access you social media accounts and data, and it is common practice to grant third party applications access to your Facebook, Twitter, Dropbox and other accounts so they could post updates, upload files etc. So many, in fact, that we don’t even remember how many apps can access our accounts

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Find Twitter Users Worth Following, with ‘Discovr People’ for iOS

Twitter is one of the most popular micro blogging service on the internet right now, and for those of us who would like to follow relevant and interesting people (that we do not yet know about) there is a discover section on Twitter that suggests people to follow based on categories and regions and the

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Clip and Share Specific Content From The Internet with Pluck for Chrome

If you share content on Facebook and Twitter, then we have good news for you. Imagine if instead of sharing entire web page you could simply share precisely that paragraph or photo or video or whatever you want without worrying about other elements such as ads or navigation or what-have-you. Pluck is a free Chrome

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Facebook built into the new version of Firefox

Do you use Firefox? Do you use Facebook? Then there’s good news for you! As of version 17 Firefox now comes with “Social API” which will make it possible for social network features to be accessed straight from Firefox. Right now it only does Facebook but should eventually include most other major social sites such

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Add Twitter Search Results to Google With Hashplug for Chrome

Twitter is shaping out to be an vibrant source of chatter, especially when it comes to  real-time information. And while Google has attempted improvements on it’s search engine lately, it does not show results from social networks like Twitter. Enter Hashplug, which can do this for you. HashPlug is a free, must have extension for

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Bliss Control: Change the setting and privileges of most online services from a single place

Most online services deliberately make it difficult for registered users to find the options for changing settings or privileges or to disable their accounts. Fortunately for users, there’s “Bliss Control” is a website that helps you disable your accounts and easily manage the settings of popular online services (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Pinterest, Flickr, YouTube,

Expand your online social experience with PalRelay

PalRelay is a great new way to keep up with what’s going on in the most popular social media sites on the web, specifically tailored to the content you are currently browsing. It sits in the bottom of your browser as an unobtrusive little bar, silent and grey until it finds something relevant to tell

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Add your social feeds to your email signature, with WiseStamp

Having an active social media presence can play an important role in promoting yourself or your brand, blog or website, etc. This is because the more you can broadcast your social media presence, the more you can get your message out or reach out to collaborators or customers. One way to increase your social media

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Get automatic alerts whenever your chosen topic is Tweeted, blogged, Facebooked, etc … with Mention

Mention is a neat little service that will track any mentions of you, your brand, or your favorite topics across the internet, including Tweets, Facebook mentions, blog posts, etc. The free plan provides 1000 mentions a month, and the results might surprise or entertain you. Who doesn’t want to know when others are talking about