Social aggregator

Nomee does a fine job aggregating your social feeds, as long as you can get everyone you want to follow to use Nomee.

Nomee, a dark-themed Adobe AIR app, reenvisions the way you follow social feeds, placing the emphasis on the person or news topic you follow, not just the social network you're on. A card contains several sites or services that are related to the person, like a Twitter stream, Web site, or blog post. Nomee includes cards on celebrities that Nomee staff or other users have created. An integrated newsfeed lets you read all the updates from your cards at once. The draw here is that Nomee lets you control what others see of you if you share only limited information about yourself--your blog, for instance, but not your Facebook profile page.

Nomee is mostly read-only, though it does include some functionality to reply to tweets and retweet from the desktop app. The Twitter integration is bare bones, but it does the job. You can also easily see pictures and watch videos from Nomee, a top feature in our eyes.

What's uncertain is how well Nomee will do to keep you informed of the people who are important to you. It's a good way to keep tabs on celebrities and other public figures through all the sites they touch, but we don't see it replacing other desktop aggregation apps like Tweetdeck or Seesmic, and those who are already using the online FriendFeed to follow-up on friends they follow may not get enough out of Nomee if they're uninterested in public figures. Likewise, Nomee's "card" system won't appeal to all, especially since it requires effort to create, and since you can only follow others who have Nomee cards in their name.

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