TNW Quick Look
Some Lemonade? is a simple, easy-to-use service that pulls in media from your social networking accounts.
Hits: Very simple. Great tool for anyone who enjoys exploring and sharing media.
Misses: Not much use for those that prefer to use social media for networking, sharing articles and information.
Important Note: We’ve embedded the video from the site’s homepage. It’s great and gives you an overview of how the site works, but please be warned that it contains artful nudity and is not safe for work.
If you’re a fan of social networks like me, you probably have accounts on at least a few different sites. They may all work in different ways, but interacting with them all separately can be a pain. This is where applications like Tweetdeck or Hootsuite come in, which pull in feeds from your social networks and allow you to interact with them all simultaneously. Some lemonade? takes a more media-centred approach, pulling in feeds from Tumblr, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr and other media-sharing sites, cutting out the links, articles, and general noise from your stream.
Signing up is free, and all it takes is an authorisation from your Twitter and/or Tumblr accounts. Once you’ve signed in, you’ll see a stream of videos, photos and Tumblr posts. Every post allows you to interact with it by re-tweeting (or re-blogging if it’s a Tumblr post), sharing through your Twitter or Tumblr accounts, or adding it to your favourites. You can also easily make a post to Twitter or Tumblr, with or without media attachments, and view each user’s media stream by clicking on their username.
On the left hand side of your stream is an icon-based menu with options for filtering your stream, or searching across all connected services. This is where you’ll also find a Home button, and your Favourites stream, which not only catches everything you save from Some lemonade, but photos and videos saved to favourites from your Twitter account as well. Just in case your friends don’t post enough cool media for you to explore, invite-only image bookmarking service FFFFound is included in the menu as an extra channel for you to explore.
If you like sharing photos and videos with friends, already have a Twitter or Tumblr account, and like simple, easy applications, this is definitely worth a look.