Judging by the number of new mobile apps that are aiming to bring all your social networking to your mobile without the need to access the web, something significant might just happen this year or the next.
Social Networks like Facebook and Twitter have been leading for too long. It is about time that a social network came along and made it even easier for people to network. EveryMe looks like this kind of a service.
EveryMe is at the center of a good amount of buzz. Social Networks limiting their operations to mobile is not a new concept. What is new, is the combination of all the features that all Social Networks offer and packaging it into a mobile app. It is a cross between group texting, social networking and ‘circles’. When fired for the first time, the app can pull up data from Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter and organize everything into ‘circles’. These circles are the same as the ones in Google+ and allow people to share updates, photos and other thing with a limited amount of people.
Facebook have a tendency to accumulate a lot of clutter for many users tastes. This is why Facebook introduced the ‘Unsubscribe’ option when they showed their new Facebook Timeline at the F8 Developers Conference. The number of connections on social networks can also be overwhelming in terms of sharing data. If you have a selected group of close friends then it makes sense that all of you can use one mobile app where you can share only with these users instead of broadcasting to the world. Thus, we can see the emergence of new social networks which keep connections to a minimum. Path, the first mobile social network only allow 150 friends or contacts. This does make sense when you realize that amount of data that people share on networks like Facebook.
EveryMe is an improvement to the concept of a mobile social network. It is available in the App Store for iPhone for now. You can also use it on other phones via Text messaging.
Facebook is focusing hard on making its mobile app strong and at the same time clutter-free. Facebook better look out for services like these, because these new mobile social networks have the power to unseat if not seriously hurt its social networking market share in the future.
Can this or any other mobile social network bring Facebook down?