This is the second of a weekly series, in which every Friday, we’ll look at five social media tools and platforms that are on the rise.

Let’s get stuck straight in:

  1. Fluxiom helps put your online content house in order – While DropBox has become on of 2011′s biggest success stories, several other file sharing solutions are lining up for a piece of the action. Fluxiom is like DropBox on steroids and includes an innovative broadcast function. Check out the introduction video here.
  2. TweetCloud delivers Twitter insights in a flash! This handy tool gives you an at-a-glance look at the most popular keywords associated with Twitter users and / or topics. If you want to get your head around a new follower or emerging topic, this is worth having in your tool kit. You can also turn your search into a widget for your blog / site.
  3. SocialSearching.info makes Twitter and Facebook searching simpler - Another basic, but hugely useful tool. SocialSearching.info allows you to choose who and what your are searching for, giving you the data you need. The best news? You can break this down by your own friends / followers or go broader with a full public search.
  4. OpenNearMe.com takes location-based data to a new level – This is just in beta at the moment, but its potential is huge. OpenNearMe.com tells you which stores / shops are open at any time of the day in any area specified by you. Find out more about this clever service here.
  5. TwentyFeet brings all your data together…hurrah! There has been a lot of buzz about this tool in the last few days and it is easy to see why. TwentyFeet aggregates all of your social media performance data and serves it up to you one dashboard. Read more here.

We’ll be back with more good stuff next week!

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