9 Hot NEW Social Media Networks to watch !

21/03/2012 08:07


1. Path

Path is an online journal to which you can post photos, travel updates, the music you're listening to, etc. Use the app for keeping in touch with friends and family.

Connect your social sites to share Path updates on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr.

Although its trippy logo makes us dizzy, Highlight was one of the most buzzed about new social apps at SXSW this year.

The location-based service alerts you when another Highlight user is nearby. The app continuously runs GPS in the background all day to make sure you're constantly connected.

3. Sonar

Similar to Highlight, Sonar helps you learn more about the people in your immediate vicinity.

By surveying your Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare accounts, Sonar determines your most appropriate connections. Sonar suggests using the app for activities like networking and online dating.

4. Banjo

An additional location-based social tool, Banjo not only alerts you when your Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare or Instagram connections are nearby, but also tells you about hot activities in the area.

5. Glancee

Glancee's radar tool helps discover which friends are nearby. Keep notes in the app's diary about all of your encounters and events.

Localmind is the app for spontaneous, social users. The service gathers information from users nearby about events, restaurant specials and attractions occurring now.

Localmind generates location-specific information by analyzing Foursquare and Facebook checkins. Similar to Foursquare, earn karma points for helping others out and giving location advice.

7. Fancy

Very similar to Pinterest, Fancy encourages users to "fancy" products that then file into a digital wish list of sorts. The difference between Fancy and Pinterest is that you can actually buy the products on Fancy.

So far, we've talked about apps that log what you've done in the past, and services that improve your experience in the present. Forecast asks what you plan to do in the future.

The platform's developers hope that forecasting your yoga class tomorrow night will encourage other friends to join the fun.

9. Gogobot

Gogobot is like Pinterest for travel content. Plan vacations, solicit friend recommendations, and share your own travel stories.