RebelMouse, an NYC based startup, launched in June of last year and has become one of the most talked about social startups. Founder Paul Berry, has built a platform that turns your social content into an easy to digest and understand front page. The great part is, you can let it do the organizing for you visualize your content in a way that makes it all easy to touch. We spoke with Berry about the growth of their platform and how TV networks have jumped on board to deliver more social TV experiences. Read more
As the domain states, followshows.com’s purpose it to allow you to keep track of the shows you watch. Their tagline is ‘Never miss an episode again,’ and with the ability to get notifications via the website, email, and RSS or add the new episode schedule to Google calendar, it’s your fault if you do miss an episode. The site also provides links to legal means of watching an episode (Amazon, the network’s website, and Netflix) and if you’re looking for a new show to watch, they also provide recommendations that are pretty spot-on. Read more
Investors continue to place their bets on social TV.In October we wrote about Stevie, the social TV platform that brings your social graph to the main screen. The Israel-based company has just announced a new round of funding and the expansion of their platform to the iPhone. Here are the details. Read more
There’s a new social TV analytics company on the loose. Fizziology “uses human sentiment analysis – real people reading social media chatter from real people – to let networks know which new fall TV shows are driving the most positive and negative buzz online.” Here’s how they’re using humans for social TV analytics and why TV networks are starting to buy in. Read more
Since the beginning, GetGlue has been primarily a mobile app experience, but in recent months the social TV startup has been cranking away on the web side of things, as well. In September, it relaunched its site as a destination — with an emphasis on a new social program guide — and today GetGlue released a new set of features to beef up the community aspects of the experience.
Chirp Guide recently launched an interesting new startup that’s actually taking best practices from TV programming and scheduling and bringing them to the confusing world of hashtags and live tweeted events. As volume for tweets about TV continues to grow tremendously, it’s harder and hard for consumers to actually find content. We complain about thousands of TV channels that are impossible to find. Chirp Guide is trying to make sense of hundreds of thousands if not more of live tweeted events by bringing an organized infrastructure to a fragmented medium. Read more
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