Social Informatics

Social Informatics                                                                                                                                                                                                     [Download Social Informatics White Paper Link Dataset Compilation]

Social Informatics ( is a Subject Tracer™ Information Blog developed and created by the Virtual Private Library™. It is designed to monitor social informatics on the World Wide Web and listed below. We always welcome suggestions of additional sites and resources to be added to this comprehensive listing and please submit by clicking here. This site has been developed and maintained by Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A.; Internet expert, author, keynote speaker, and consultant. His latest white papers include Searching the Internet, Academic and Scholar Search Engines and Sources, and Knowledge Discovery Resources 2015. All of his Subject Tracer™ Information Blogs and his white papers are available from  His latest monthly column is available by clicking here. Subscribe to his free monthly Awareness Watch™ Newsletter. Learn more by clicking here.

Social Informatics:

123People – Information On People Search Engine

43 Things

50 Matches – Social Search Engine

51st issue of The Global Employer – The Social Media Issue

ActionSprout – Turns Facebook Into Your Best eMail Acquisition Channel

Add This! Social Bookmark and Feed Button

Adobe Social – Streamline, Connect, Analyze and Understand More About Your Customers

allvoices – Shared Local to Global News

Alterian SM2 – Social Media Monitoring and Analysis

Analyzing Social Networks on the Semantic Web

ArgyleSocial – More Prospects, Better Leads, and Stronger Relationships

Arktan – Connecting Your Digital Activity

AROUNDMe – Collaborative Social Spaces On the Web

Attentio – Track, Analyse and Understand Millions of Global Voices From Social Media                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

A Typology of Virtual Communities: A Multi-Disciplinary Foundation for Future Research by Constance Elise Porter University of Notre Dame

Avention – Formerly OneSource

Ayloo – Make Conversation Together .. Better

BackTweets – Search for Links On Twitter

Banjo – The pulse of the Planet

Barnraiser – Knowledge and Collaboration Around Shared Interests Software [Last updated 3 years ago]

Bazaarvoice – Online Customer Ratings and Reviews

Behavior OnLine – The Mental Health and Behavioral Science Meeting Place

BibSonomy – A Blue Social Bookmark and Publication Sharing System

blab – Predictive Social Intelligence

BlastFollow – Follow Twitter Users Who Share Your Interests

BlinkList – Personal Start Page and Social Bookmarking Engine

Blitzmetrics – Social Media Dashboards For Your Brand

BlockAvenue – Discovery Something New In Your Neighborhood Everyday

BlogBridge – A New Kind of Blog Reader

Bottlenose – Smartest Social Media Dashboard

Boxee – Open Connected Social Media Center

Brandwatch – Tools For Monitoring, Analyzing and Utilizing Social Media Conversations – Covering the Social Economy

Buffer – A Smarter Way To Share

Buzzcapture – Social Media Monitoring | Social CRM                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Buzz Equity Pro

Cambrian House – Home of CrowdSourcing

CARMA – Global Media Analysts

ChangeMakers – Open Sourcing Social Solutions

Classmates Online

Collarity – Optimized Audience Engagement

Continuity and Change – A Journal of Social Structure, Law and Demography in Past Societies

Conversocial – Social Customer Service Platform

Cooperation, Sharing And Social Networking As Emergent Economic And Production Forces


Criminal Law Resources: Social Networking Online and Criminal Justice by Ken Strutin

Crimson Hexagon – Enterprise Social Media Monitoring and Analysis Software

Crimson Hexagon – Social Media Analysis and Analytics                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Croquet Project

CrowdStorm – Social Shopping & Price Comparison

Curalate – Marketing and Analytics Suite for Pinterest and Instagram

CustomScoop – All-In-One News and Social Media Monitoring

CyberAlert – Media Monitoring Service For Online News, Broadcast News and Social Media

Cyfe – All-In-One Dashboard – Social Bookmarks direc.tor: Delivering A High-Performance AJAX Web Service Broker – Social Bookmarking, Tagging, Blogging & Notes

Digg – Technology News

Diigo: Social Annotation – Seamless Integration of Social Bookmarking, Web Highlighter, Sticky-Note and Clipping

Discovery Hub – Exploratory Search Engine Built Upon Wikipedia

Dreamcrowd – Dream Sharing and Interpretation

Dropify – Turn Your Files Into Facebook Fans

EdgeRank Checker – Maximize Your Facebook Exposure

EDUdemic – Education Technology Tips For Students and Teachers                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

eHub – Updated Resources on Web 2.0 Applications and Social Software                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Elgg – Open Source Social Networking Platform

Emergent Learning: Social Networks and Learning Networks by Stephen Downes – Showcase Your Work, Knowledge or Passion

Eurekster – Search Party

Evectors – Evectors Pages, a Flexible Social Media Platform                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Evidence Search – Health and Social Care                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

ExactTarget SocialEngage™                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

exploreB2B – Scale Your business with Intelligent Networking

Facebook – Social Utility

Fan Page List

Feedient – Keep Your Social Life In One Simple Overview

FeedoData – Business Social Network for Data Analysis

Field Methods

Five Weeks to a Social Library

Flickr – Photo Sharing

Fliptop – Customer Intelligence

Folksonomies – Cooperative Classification and Communication Through Shared Metadata by Adam Mathes


FriendFeed – Share Online

Friends:Social Networking Sites for Engaged Library Services

Frrole – Social Intelligence

GaggleAMP – Amplify, Analyze and Align Social Media

Gather – Social Networking with Substance

Geofeedia – See What’s Happening Right Now, Anywhere

GetReal – Meet People That Are Around You

Gnip – Largest Provider of Social Media to the Enterprise

Gorkana – Social Media Services

GovLoop – Knowledge Network for Government


GSS : General Social Survey

H2O Playlists

Heartbeat – Social Media Monitoring Dashboard by Sysomos

Hello Social – Engage Your Audience One Smile At a Time

Hive Mind Map

Hodges’ Health Career – Care Domains – Model [h2cm]

Homesnap – Explore Over 90 Million Homes

HootSuite – Social Media Management

HowSociable – Measure the Magnitude of your Brand

Hubii – Making News Social, Free and Available Everywhere At Anytime

Huminity – Social Networking

Hypios – Social Marketplace for Solutions

Insider Pages

Institute for Social Network Analysis of the Economy (ISNAE)

Insyt – Never Miss Out On Anything Around You

International Journal of Internet Science

Introduction To Social Network Analysis

Introduction To Social Network Methods by Robert A. Hanneman and Mark Riddle

iZoca – Free Group Networking Platform

JigSaw – The Business Contact Marketplace

Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication (JCMC)

Journal of Social Entrepreneurship

Journal of Sociocybernetics

Lanyrd – The Social Conference Directory – The Social Music Revolution

Library for Social Network Analysis [last updated 2008]

Likeastore – Social Bookmarking for Geeks


List Fav Social Network – Best of Lists

Loore – Finding People Online Within Social Networks and Directories

MarketMeSuite – Proactive Social Media Marketing

Mashpedia – Real Time Multimedia and Social Encyclopedia

MatchLines Relationship Analysis Tool by Dr. Molly Barrow

MediaMiser – Media Monitoring and Analysis

MediaVantage – Media Intelligence and Public Relations Management

MediaVantage – Monitor and Measure Your Message                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Medium – Sharing Ideas and Experience Move Humanity Forward

Meltwater Buzz – Innovative Social Media Monitoring Tool                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Meltwater – Increase Your Online Intelligence – Don’t Hate the Media, Become the Media

Mention – The Ultimate Monitoring Tool

Messenger Taps Social Nets

Military Advantage

mnemomap – Search Engine – delicious

Muse – Social Utility That Connects You With Internet2-enabled Technologies and Educators

MyPictr – Free Picture Resizing for Your Social Network

NameChk – Check Username Availability at Multiple Social Networking Sites

Neighborhood America INgage Network™ – Enterprise Social Networking

NetBase – Social Media Management System (SMMS)

Netlytic – Making Sense of Online Conversations

NetMiner – Social Network Analyzer

NewsGator – Enterprise Social Business Software Solutions

Newsvine – Instant Reflection on What the World Is Talking About Now

Ning – Social Web Applications

Num Sum – Easy, Sharable Web Social Spreadsheets

NUVI – The World’s Most Stunning Social Analytics Platform

Nuzzel – Super Easy Way To See News From Your Friends

oishii! – ephemeral pheromonal

Oneview – Social Bookmarking and Community/Human Powered Search

Online Business Networks

Online Social Networking for Business: An Interview with Konstantin Guericke, Marketing VP, LinkedIn By Debbie Bardon

Online Social Networking White Paper by Marcus P. Zillman

OnlyWire – Automated Content and Bookmark Distribution

Oort-Cloud – Write, Read, Share and Respond

Open Source Social Platforms: 10 of the Best

Oracle – Collective Intellect

Outfoxed – Personalize Your Internet

Oxford Internet Institute (OII)

PeerIndex – Discover the Authorities and Opinion Formers On a Given Topic

Peers – The Sharing Economy

phpBB – Creating Communities Worldwide

PinReach – Pinterest Influence Metrics and Analytics


Plumlytics – Listen, Analyze and Grow

PlusRated – Peer Rating, Skills Appraisal, Self Improvement, Personal Development and Social Reviews

Poken – Your Social Network Connection

PolicyTool – Policy for the Masses

Ponoko – Personal Manufacturing Platform [3D printing]

Postcron – The Easiest Way To Schedule Tweets and Facebook Posts

PressDoc – Dynamic and Interactive Social Media Releases

PRESSfeed – Social Media Online Newsroom

Pressitt – Create Your Own Social Media News Release (SMNR)

Quandl – Search Over 7,000,000 Financial, Economic and Social Datasets

Rally Up – A Social Network for Real Friends

RateItAll – Consumer Ratings and Reviews

Reachli – Create and Share Engaging Posts for the World To See

Realtime Products – The Social Media Data You Need, The Moment You Need It

RebelMouse – Social Media Aggregator

Reddit – What’s New Online

Review of Social Economy: The Journal of the Association for Social Economics

Revou – PHP Driven Social Network Software

Ryze – Business Networking

Samepoint – Social Media Search

Scour – The Social Search Engine

SDL – Creators of Compelling, Profitable Global Customer Experiences

Semantic Web Draws On the Power of Friends

Sendible – Social Media Management Tools for Business

Sharing, Privacy and Trust in Our Networked World

Shoutlet – Enterprise Social Marketing Platform

Simply Measured – Social Media Analytics for Sophisticated Marketers

SociableBlog – Social Networking and Social Media Blog

Socialbrite – Social Tools for Social Change

Social Bookmarking

Social Bookmarking Tools (I) – A General Review by Tony Hammond, Timo Hannay, Ben Lund, and Joanna Scott

SocialBro – Explore Your Twitter Community

Social Buzz Bot – The Business Intelligence Search Engine for Information Discovery from Social Communities                                                                                                                                                                                   

Social Capital Gateway

Social Collider – Reveals Cross-Connections Between Conversations on Twitter

Socialdoe – Online Portfolio for Creatives

Social Down Or Not – Social Availability                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

SocialEngine – Social Network Creation Platform

Social Entrepreneurship and Social Media Marketing by Melissa S. Barker

SocialGO – Create Social Networks, Build Social Networking Sites

Social Informatics Blog

Social-Informatics – University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences

Social Issues Research Centre

Sociallight – Free Analytics and Search for Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram

Social Marketing Cloud

Social Marketing Institute

Social Media Directory – Department of Homeland Security

Social Media Guide

Social Media Policies Database

Social Media Research Foundation – Open Tools, Open Data, Open Scholarship for Social Media

SocialMention – Real-Time Social Media Search and Analysis

Social Network Fragments

Social Networking – A Research Tool by Amelia Kassel

Social Networking Sites List from WikiPedia

Social Networking Services Meta List

Social Networking Websites and Teens: An Overview

Social Neuroscience

Socialnomics – Social Media Revolution Video

Socialoomph – Tools to Boost Your Social Media Productivity

Social Policy and Society

Social Psychology Network

Social QR Code – Use with Traditional and Social Marketing

SocialSav – Track Competitors, Monitor Performance, Keep Pace With Trends

Social Science Data Search

Social Searcher – Free Social Media Search Engine


Social Terminology Enhancement through Vernacular Engagement

Socialtext – Social Networking with Enterprise 2.0 Collaboration

Social Wallpapering – Desktop Backgrounds

Sociolinguistics and CMC [Site Last Updated 2009]

Sociosecure – Protecting Company Information and Employee Privacy

Socrata – Social Data Platform

SocSciBot – Social Sciences Link Analysis Research

SoNIA – Social Network Image Animator

SourceMetrics – Social Marketing Optimization and Analytics Platform

Spiral16 – Monitoring Software for Web and Social Media                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Spoke – Discover Relevant Business Information

Spider – Powerful Real-Time Social Databases

Spinn3r – Indexing the Blogosphere

Spredfast – Social Media Management System                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

SproutSocial – Social Media Management for Exceptional Companies

STACKS – Social Media Tracker, Analyzer, & Collector Toolkit at Syracuse

Stanford Network Analysis Platform (SNAP)

Strings – Track, Share, Discover in Social Networks

StumpleUpon Reviews


Synthesio – Global Social Media Monitoring

Sysomos – Social Media Software for Brands, Businesses and Agencies

Talkwalker – Social Media Monitoring Tool

Tame – Time To Tame the Social Web

Tellagence – Predicts How Information Will Move

Terra Nova – Virtual Worlds Collaborative Blog

The Casual Collective – Social Gaming and Casual Networking

The FOAF Project – Friend of a Friend

The Inquisitive Mind – Making Social Psychology Accessible

The Link Prediction Problem for Social Networks

Themeefy – Create Your Own Personalized Theme Magazine


The Strength of Internet Ties – A Pew/Internet Report

The Virtual Handshake – Opening Doors and Closing Deals Online


ThinkUp – Analytics for Humans

ThisNext – Shopcasting Network

Topsy – Realtime Social Web Search Engine

Trackur – Online Reputation Monitoring & Social Media Monitoring Tools

Tribe [Member-created groups; Last Updated 2004]

Twazzup – Real-time Monitoring and Analytics for Twitter

Tweet Archivist – Essential Analytics for Tracking and Archiving Twitter

TweetBeep – Free Twitter Alerts by eMail


TweetReach – How Far Did Your Tweet Travel

Tweet Shot

TwentyFeet – Ego Tracking Service

Twitalyzer – Serious Analytics for Social Business

TwitterCounter – Statistics Powered by Twitter

Twitter – Share and Discover What’s Happening Right Now, Anywhere in the World

Twournal – Twitter To Journal

TwtrLand – Visualizes Social Footprints

uberVU – Solutions for Social Media Marketing

UFeed – Transforming Compulsive Eating Into Collective Help

Understanding and Communicating Social Informatics By Rob Kling, Howard Rosenbaum, and Steve Sawyer – Where Your Virtual World Becomes Real

uSpread – The Anonymous Location-Based Social Network

Vibin – Collect What Matters

ViralHeat – A Unified Suite for Social Media Marketing

Viral Communications

Virtual Community Attraction: Why People Hang Out Online by Catherine M. Ridings Lehigh University and David Gefen Drexel University

Visible® – Social Media Monitoring, Analytics and Engagement

Visualization and Analysis of Social Networks

Visual Complexity

Vocus – Marketing Cloud

vSocial – Upload, Watch and Share Video Clips

Wakoopa – Tracking & Understanding

Webtrends – Global Leader in Mobile and Social Analytics                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 – Social Media Gateways Search Engine

WhoTalking – Real Time Social Media Topic Search Engine

Wibiya Platform

Wikia – Social Search Engine

Wikio – Social Networking News

Wildfire – Interactive Promotions for Brand Marketing

WiseStep – Community for Professionals

Woofaa – Social Media Monitoring

XING – Unique People Discovery and Search

XMind – Social Brainstorming and Mind Mapping – OpenSource

Yammer – Enterprise Social Network

Zakta – Personal and Social Deep Web Search Engine

Zapproved – Business Productivity Tools to Approve It, Track It and Store It

ZoomSphere – Social Media Influence Tracking Tool

Zurf – Social Web browsing with Notes

© 2015 Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A.

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