Folowen, A New Social Media Search Tool (Private Beta Invites)

| May 31, 2009 | comment 17 Comments

folowenfolowen is a new social media search tool that just went live in private beta and enables users to search for the social profiles of different people and organizations on several social media sites, returning all found profiles in one search result.

The aim is to make it simpler for anyone to find and follow a person or organization’s social activities online, be it a Facebook profile, page or group; a Twitter account; a LinkedIn profile; a YouTube channel …etc.

Currently, folowen uses Google AJAX Search API to find  user profiles on 19 different social media sites including three Arab ones: Questler, Ikbis and Watwet.

Search is only the first piece in the bigger puzzle that folowen wants to build, and this ongoing private beta is concentrated on perfecting that to make sure that users are getting the right results for their searches. Once out of private beta, the search will be open to anyone without any need to sign up for the service. 

Signed up users also have the possibility of having their search history saved automatically so that they can go back to them and view their results at any time.

The next step after search will be to enable signed up users to link up folowen into some of the supported social services to be able to follow/connect right from folowen without having to go to that service. This obviously will only be available for services that have APIs that are open and allow this.

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folowen doesn’t aim to be another social network now, or a social activity aggregator, just a facilitator to help people find and connect to each other over several platforms.

folowen is founded by the same team Jordan-based team that was behind Questler: Razan Khatib, Alma Khasawnih and Hassan Shahin.

If you’re interested in getting an invite to play around with folowen, just drop a little comment below and I’ll send you one as soon as possible.

  • http://www.abhinavgulyani.com/ Abhinav Gulyani

    Would love to try it. And hence will request a invite :)

    Abhinav
    http://twitter.com/aby

  • http://www.sae.edu/ abusky

    Let me play with it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jassim-Ali/502885263 Jassim Ali

    Hey Marwen, would be great if you could pass me one of em

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  • http://www.susuh.de/ Stefan aka @susuh

    Would like to give it a try, too. )

  • Alice

    Would like to try it to
    Alice aka @sammelsurium
    thx

  • http://twitter.com/bradgal Ingrid

    Looks very interesting. I would like an invite to try it please.

  • Nic Newman

    I'd love an invite – just what I've been looking for

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  • IdoNotes

    I would like a chance to test it out
    Chris at thesocialnetworker “with a dot” com

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  • saif saab

    Salam Marwen,
    this is saif from Araby, can u send m invitation plz.

  • Rasha Fayad

    Would be interested to give it a try. thx

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=510573547 facebook-510573547

    Thank you for your interest, coming up in the new release which will be released in the next few days is the following:

    1. Ability to browse through more than one search result per service.
    2. Ability to follow directly from folowen for Twitter and Facebook!

    Will update StartupArabia once the release is up and running.

    Thanks agan,
    Razan @ folowen

  • Rasha Fayad

    Would be interested to give it a try. thx

  • Facebook User

    Thank you for your interest, coming up in the new release which will be released in the next few days is the following:

    1. Ability to browse through more than one search result per service.
    2. Ability to follow directly from folowen for Twitter and Facebook!

    Will update StartupArabia once the release is up and running.

    Thanks agan,
    Razan @ folowen

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