New Social Inbox tool from Bebo
Bebo has released a new social media tool, Social Inbox, which organises feeds from a number of online services, such as Twitter, Flickr, Del.icio.us, Gmail, Yahoo!, AOL Mail, and YouTube.
The social networker believes the new platform solves the main problem facing consumers online – a cluttered social networking experience.
The Social Inbox feature pools updates and information from other sites into one place, based on technology from newly acquired company Social Thing.
Social feeds can be organised in chronological order and grouped by person, and will also include a localised RSS feed reader for global news.
The site also provides one-click access to major e-mail servers, Gmail, Yahoo! and AOL, where users can preview their e-mail without having to go from site to site.
The tool will also have a media favourites section that lists what friends are watching and listening to, pulling content from Bebo’s online media collection, that includes programming from media companies including MTV, ESPN, CBS and BBC.
“The current fragmented social networking environment makes keeping up-to-date with others increasingly difficult. Bebo’s new Social Inbox is our first step in solving this problem,” says Joanna Shields, president of AOL People Networks.