Discoverly, a pioneer in cross-platform social networking, today announced the launch of a new personal productivity tool that integrates Facebook and LinkedIn to give users a complete view of their social connections and surface network opportunities that weren’t visible before.
Discoverly is a San Francisco-based startup enabling social media users to make better use of their social data. Backed by Salesforce and Yammer leadership, the company just announced the launch of a new browser extension available for free in the Chrome store.
For social media users with relationships across multiple platforms, it’s increasingly difficult to see the full potential of their network. No one place has a complete view of a social media user’s relationships. The Discoverly Chrome Extension offers a solution to that issue by connecting Facebook and LinkedIn to provide cross-social data about a user’s connections. The tool highlights mutual Facebook friends with a LinkedIn contact and shows LinkedIn work information related to a Facebook profile.
“We all have close friends on Facebook, but people rarely share their work history. On the other hand, LinkedIn has great work history, but the relationships are often weak. We thought ‘why not bring the best of each network to the other?’“ says Ted Summe, founder of Discoverly, “So, we did!”
The emerging market promises a rising need for cross-platform social networking. In 2 years, 55% of the US Workforce will be under the age of 35. This demographic engages in 2 to 4 social networks on average, with 86% of 18-29 years olds on Facebook and 60% of LinkedIn's user under the age 35. Discoverly could become an essential tool for the young generation who grew up with social media and continues to enter the workforce.
Chrome users interested in trying the new Discoverly extension can install it from http://discover.ly/chrome and the chrome store.
-- About Discoverly--
Discoverly builds tools to “put social to work.” The platform analyzes and bridges disparate social data to help users surface opportunities that weren’t visible before. Backed by Salesforce and Yammer leadership, Discoverly is redefining the social business category using actual social data. Learn more at http://www.discover.ly and http://blog.discover.ly