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YouTube To Shut The Door On YouTube Create

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At the end of this month YouTube Create, a resource on YouTube’s website featuring third-party apps like Xtranormal, WeVideo, GoAnimate, Vlix, Magisto, Stupeflix and other video creation tools, will be shutting its doors. YouTube Create launched nearly two years ago but, according to GigaOM and a number of folks familiar with the issue, it will be shut down at the end of this month (i.e. after today).

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Cute Animal Pics and Daily Deals, Together at Last

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Designed for people who have more social networks than they know what to do with, CHNL is a media aggregator that puts all your friends’ article links, cat videos, etc. from different social sites onto one page. Today, the company has announced a new integration with daily deal sites Groupon and LivingSocial that will instantly add discounts on entertainment, travel, and goods, to your dashboard as well.

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TwooglePlus Automatically Cross Posts your Tweets to Google+

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Twitter has definitely shaken off its growing pains in the last few years.  We all have the friend who was a staunch critic of Twitter when it first got popular – “How can you say anything meaningful in 140 charaters” – who has now taken to it because it’s a fantastic way to follow people you admire.  A big question is whether Google+ is going to follow a similar route, because these days one of the big questions about Google+ is “Why would I post on that network when I already share on Twitter?”

Well, maybe this mashup will make it an easier process to share with people on both Twitter and Google+ at the same time.  Enter TwooglePlus.

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The Owl Rises — HootSuite Achieves 3 Millionth Signup [Infographic]

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At Social Times, one of our favorite tools of choice for managing our social media presence is HootSuite.  The service is an essential time-saver with an attractive user interface and an even more attractive owl icon.  What can be said about that owl that hasn’t been said before — big brown eyes, beautiful plumage and he even speaks Japanese.

But certainly it’s not all the owl over at the company.  The impressive service has racked up 3 million signups, one million of those coming in the last 6 months.

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What Every Social Media Marketer Should Know About Analytic.ly

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Analytic.ly Word LogoPeoplebrowsr’s Viral Analytics facilitates the searching and filtering of online conversations in real time, over an extended period of time, across events, global social media stats, keywords and brands. The service is fed by a custom database with millions of social media conversations already stored and indexed.

After the jump – what you need to know about PeopleBrowsr’ s Analytic.ly. [Note that updated information on the Peoplebrowsr platform was posted on Social Times on March 18, 2011.]
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9 Great Starter Tools For Freelancers

Success as a freelancer requires more than just initiative and good business sense – it also takes the right tools. From managing your time to finding just the right photo, here are 9 of the best Websites for keeping your personal business afloat.

JobPile

The ability to drum up work is essential, but who has time to search job boards? JobPile takes listings from a several job sites – Indeed, Simply Hired, Yahoo!, HotJobs and Jobster – and funnels them into one easily-searchable location. Project seekers find at-a-glance freelance job listings in major cities across the country.


Backpack

The hardworking Backpack app helps you create an intranet online, where you can create task lists, share files and images, manage production calendars, and collaborate. Backpack also lets you create a secure e-mail system and message board. Signup is seamless, and the site offers a 30-day free trial. Read more