If you were looking for pointers as to where the social web is headed, I can sum it up in two words:
As we all know, visualisation of the social web moved ahead in a big way in 2012 - THINK: Twitter and Facebook header images and the incredible growth of Instagram and Pinterest.
However, as the year drew to a close, I turned my attention to three platforms that aggregate individual tweet streams in visually appealing fashion. I'm speaking of:
Below are some screen-grabs (including quick summation) from each:
Twylah is more magazine style and curates your tweets under frequently-used subject headings (although you're able to 'pin' three topics you want positioned at the top of the page).
For example, as you can see from the screen-grab below, topics I tweet about often include content marketing, social media, Spotify and Instagram (the 'Bookmarked' heading comes from the fact I will often tweet about an article or post that I've bookmarked on Delicious.com).
Twylah also lets you send 'Power Tweets', which are tweets you send from Twylah's platform to your Twitter followers that include links back to your Twylah page complete with the text of your tweet, embedded content from the link you've shared, and other related tweets of yours.
Of the three platforms mentioned in this post, RebelMouse is my favourite, if only for the fact I think it looks the best. Very Pinterest-like, eh?
I also like the way RebelMouse makes it super-easy for people to re-tweet (or update on Facebook) your tweets, or re-post other people's RebelMouse entries on your own page. Again, like Pinterest.
You can also elect to incorporate feeds from Facebook, Flickr, Instagram, Google+ etc.
If I had to pick just the one social aggregator, this would be it.
Glossi is the latest aggregator to come to my attention.
As you can see from the example below, Glossi (actually, it's Glos.si) puts your Twitter avatar and background front and centre, so you need to scroll down to get to a person's content.
Glossi has a heap of social networks it can pull feeds from - more than RebelMouse - including Vimeo, LinkedIn and YouTube. It also allows you to add an RSS feed (for example, I've added the PR Warrior feed; RebelMouse also allows you to do this).
Glossi also allows you to determine whether photos, text or video dominates your page, which is pretty cool.
Are you using any of these aggregators?
Which one do you prefer?
Vizify is another interesting platform you might like to check out, although it's more about visualising your 'bio'. By way of example, here's my Vizify page.