Buzzwire Launches Mobile Social Networking Site

Posted on February 24, 2009. Filed under: Mobile World, Tech News | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

By Jamie Lendino

buzzwireBuzzwire has announced a ad-supported mobile community site where people can share content from around the Web, and help influence an editorially-driven guide to the mobile Internet, MediaPost reports. Wake me when it’s over. Seriously, there have been so many mobile social networking services over the past few years, that I’m having trouble with the announcement of yet another—especially now that MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube top the charts even on mobile devices.

If you’re still awake, here’s how the new Buzzwire site works: “Through m.buzzwire.com, users can post links to stories, videos, photos, music and other content, with the most popular ranking the highest. Anyone with a Web-enabled mobile phone will be able to access the site. Users will be able to submit content via email sent to post@buzzwire.com, text messaging 28999 (Buzz9) or by clicking a ‘Buzzie’ button on mobile Web sites.”

Swap the word “buzzwire” and shortcode for about 1,000 other services (Loopt, Zingku, Yelp, Bluepulse, mywaves, Brightkite, Buzzcity, Itsmy, Juicecaster, Mocospace, Jaiku, Limbo, Funambol, Buzzd, Zannel) that have launched in the past few years, and the instructions would remain almost exactly the same. Actually, many of those incorporate location-based services and GPS awareness as well.

Last month, Twitter hired away Buzzwire’s vice president of sales and business development to become Twitter’s first business development director. Back in December, the former president of Newsweek, Gregory J. Osberg, became the CEO of Buzzwire. And Buzzwire was the subject of an article just today in the New York Times; clearly they are (pardon the pun) getting some buzz. But how many more of these services do we need?

Source: appscout

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