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Emails cannot be anymore boring, and more so in an office environment. Can you just imagine how many emails you’ll have to send and receive before you know what your team mates are up to? Umpteen. To add to this agony, you will have to rinse and repeat this charade every single time you need an update or when you want share a tip.

Co-op presents a delightful solution — bringing in a Twitter-like app to enable knowledge sharing. Let’s take it for a spin after the jump.

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Keeping track of contacts is a tricky task. With the advent of social networks there’s been a significant increase in the number of contacts we have in our address book. And, due to the ability to use multiple mail accounts from a single inbox, there is hardly any segregation between work and personal contacts. It will not be pretty if you send a picture of yourself in unicorn pyjamas to your clique, boss and the prospective client as well.

Read more as to how Plaxo can help you bring control to your address book after the jump.

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It may be for work, business or education; it is now very common for people to stay away from their home for extended periods of time. If you are one such person, where will you meet and mingle with your friends or family? On an instant messenger platform like Yahoo or web conferencing services like Webex? If your answer is the former, you need to come to terms with web 2.0 and if the answer is latter, you have way too much money in your hands.

Now, if only there was an app that can handle voice, video & IM chat, sprinkled with a tinge of entertainment and games! Well, there is one and it goes by the name 6rounds. So how good is it? We’ll find out after the jump.

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There’s a whole’lotta tweets out there but fortunately there are great apps like Streamd.in that make it super easy to find and view tweets from anywhere you might want. You’ll not only be able to easily find localized tweets, you’ll see them streamed onto Google Maps while you use the full, built in Twitter client.

We’ll check out Streamd.in and why you might want to give it a shot.

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Sharing information among social networks these days has grown from your typical profile to nearly every bit of information an individual desires sharing, sometimes even information an individual doesn’t want shared. We’re increasingly sharing private details of our lives and one service takes a step further into that realm, socializing the purchases an individual makes.

Blippy, a rather hot web app recently, makes it easy to socialize your purchases from marketplaces such as iTunes, Amazon, Zappos and many more. The concept is interesting and could be fun, but is it really all it’s cracked up to be? Let alone being safe? We’ll find out after the jump.

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We find ourselves at crossroads or overwhelmed with choices more often than ever. With the world getting more social by the day, there are plenty of places where we can ask around before making a difficult choice.

There are already services like Yahoo Answers and Vark that help you tap the wisdom of the crowds when taking a decision. These apps are pretty great but they fall flat when you start asking iterative sub questions. Hunch claims that it can help you in such a predicament.

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As we all know, your website’s visitors are its most valuable commodity. As such, it’s incredibly important to constantly get feedback from them so you can improve your site and give your visitors more of what they want. There are many ways to accomplish this but my favorite methods are the ones that are simple, quick, easy and don’t require that visitors go out of their way, more than necessary, to give you the information you need.

KISSinsights handles visitor feedback and surveys with beauty and grace so you can get the important information you need. In this quick review we’ll take a look at KISSinsights and what it can do for you.

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It’s another day and we have another ninja app lined up for your attention. Today’s social network ninja app is Brizzly that has been making waves with its acquisition of the Twitter iPhone app Birdfeed and making it available for free. Brizzly lets us manage two of the leading social networks, Facebook and Twitter. How best does it play? Well, let us go and see!

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Here at Web.Appstorm, we love social networks and we love the web apps that help us manage our networks. Be it for personal or for business use, it is very useful to be on top of your social network. That is why we have this ongoing series to help you become a “Social Media Ninja”.

Today we will be reviewing one of the hottest startups in the Twitter ecosystem that serves the business or enterprise segment. Right from its launch, CoTweet has declared itself to be a “Social CRM” that helps businesses manage their brand identity on Twitter. Well do they really? Let’s find out.

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In the Twitter ecosystem, Seesmic has carved a niche for itself with its apps deployed across various platforms: desktop, mobile and web. Seesmic’s web app was launched to much fanfare and gets feature upgrades on a regular basis. The web app is boasted as being a tool to manage and organize your community online. Let’s go ahead and check if Seesmic performs as often advertised.

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