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7 Useful and Fun Websites You Haven’t Heard Of

By Mhairi Petrovic on Aug 29 2011 • Filed under Outsmarting Social Media

Useful and fun websites you haven't heard of  (Photo: Jef Bettens)Every now and then we share with you our social media and internet marketing reasons to be cheerful –  a compendium of links to gems we discover online that are interesting, useful or downright wacky. Here are our latest discoveries for your cyber enjoyment.

Diaspora is an interesting concept. Still in beta, it purports to allow you to "share what you want, with whom you want"; you choose exactly who you share your photos and what-not with, and you retain ownership of your stuff. You can sign up for an invite on their website.

If you are a Twitter fan, you should check out Trensdmap which gives you real time local Twitter trends so you can get the scoop on what is happening in your Twitterverse.

CoverItLive is another social media add-on tool. This one is aimed at bloggers – CoverItLive is a tool that allows you to broadcast live commentary to your followers.

Ghostery calls itself a "window into the invisible web" – tags, web bugs, pixels and beacons that are included on your web pages in order to get an idea of your online behavior. It tracks the trackers and gives you a roll-call of the ad networks, behavioral data providers, web publishers, and other companies interested in your activity.

SocialBakers is an online tool providing social media statistics across countries, brands, articles, Twitter and so on. Very handy for internet marketing types.

Empire Avenue is another interesting website, this one lets you grow your social capital (whatever that means). It is actually a social game that lets you buy and sell shares of people online and websites.

And strictly for fun, if you are looking for some new ideas, why not swap some on The Idea Swap – keep swapping until you get an idea you like!

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