Social, Community, Application Development, Community, Application Development, Community, Application Development
July 22, 2008
The 600 million numbers that Truecaller has in its directory have been collected via crowd-sourcing. Truecaller’s users can share their contacts and in return they get access to search in the collaborative database. Thanks to this collaborative data solution, the directory is growing and being updated continuously. It also contains numbers that no other directories have, e.g. pre-paid phones.
Companies are creating plenty of content on the social web, but not much of it ends up back on their sites. A new aggregator for social media, news and others sources is trying to change that. The company behind the Yolink API created Postano, a tool set to launch today that will let anyone curate a real-time newspaper-like site using Facebook Pages and Twitter streams. The resulting content, tiled on the page with extracted visuals, is available from a standalone site for free or can be embedded for a monthly charge.