Cool Social Media Tools Found at NMX in Vegas


NMX (New Media Expo) and Business Next is is bi-annual conference held in the US.

The conference is aimed at bloggers, podcasters, web TV and video series creators.

A fast paced, rapid learning and fantastic networking event which has an amazing buzz.

At the show I came across many great tools.  Here are just 5 ones that caught my attention.



Manage multiple WordPress sites with ManageWP

ManageWP is a a management tool for multiple wordpress sites.  If you have more than one wordpress site ManageWP is a tool that allows you to easily backup them all, updates plugins, view analytics and much more.



ManageWP allows you to manage multiple wordpress sites and support mobile


It’s really frustrating if you have multiple wordpress sites when a new plugin comes out or a new version of WordPress.  You need to upgrade each site individually.  With ManageWP you can update them all at the same time.  The mobile component is also very useful.


Manage Twitter Conversations with  Nestivity

Nestivity is a better way of managing twitter.  It’s in Beta at the moment so not ready for full release but it’s certainly one to watch.  It takes conversation you are having on twitter and organizes it in a way that encourages more conversation.

If there’s a a conversation going on about your company to-day how do you track that conversation?  We can use a monitoring tool to mention mentions of your brand, you can use Hootsuite to view some of the conversation but you can’t go to a page and find all this conversation all in one place and all nicely sorted.

Nestivity are certainly trying to solve a real problem.  We’ll be keeping a close eye on them!  Why not sign up for their beta

3. Enable Social Networking on very basic Mobile Phones with Vasco-De

I just love this service.  We don’t all carry around Smartphones and have laptops but most people have some type of phone.  Vasco-De allows people with very basic text based phones to use them to communicate over Facebook, twitter, e-mail etc.  So, for example, using a text interface you can logon and interact on Facebook with your friends in a very simple way.

Take a look at the video.



4. Interact with your fans real time with MediaGauge

Mediagauge tells you how your fans are interacting with media on your site right now and then lets you respond to this.  For example, if a fan is watching a video you can pop up a message on the screen when they get to a certain part of the video.

Context relevant message pops up when visitors are watching a video

This is pretty cool technology and it’s currently free.

5. Have conversations with TicTalking

Tictalking is a social network for having conversations.  You go to the home page, see some conversations and just join in.  I actually thought I wouldn’t like it but when I arrived on the home page I seen a conversation about Fitness which I am passionate about and found myself just joining in on the conversation.

Ticktalking is about having conversations about a broad range of topics


These are not all the cool tools I found so I’ll be following up with others but if were at NMX and have a cool tool please share in the comments.

Why tools do you like?  I’d love to hear from you.




  • Terry Doherty

    I’ve been using ManageWP for a while … allows me to manage my blogs and a client’s too, all from one spot. I’d go crazy without it. Am interested to hear more about Nestivity. Have loved Hootsuite + so far so will be interested to see how it all fleshes out.

    • Ian Cleary

      Thanks Terry. Yes, lets see what happens with Nestivity. I’ll review it properly soon. Should I be doing individual posts reviewing each tool? Thanks for your feedback. Ian

      • Terry Doherty

        Definitely individual posts for each tool. People do lots of those, so I would be looking for something unique / value added. For example, share something that tells the reader what the platform reminds you of (.e.g, Tweetdeck is like hootsuite, but with dark colors) and/or what sets this platform apart from others like it. Not critical of other programs, but a sense of the capabilities unique to the tool.

        • Ian Cleary

          Great feedback Terry, thanks!

  • Keri at Idea Girl Media


    Hated to miss NMX, but am glad to see your recommendations of new social tools!

    Enable impresses me as a platform for those in the “baby boomer” and older demographic to let them warm up to being social. Correct?

    Nestivity sounds intriguing. Is it geared toward larger brands?


    • Ian Cleary

      Hi Keri,

      It’s actually called Vasco-De. It’s really aimed at countries where smartphone usage is not widespread. They don’t currently target baby boomer or older demographic.

      When we got the demo of Nestivity I did think that it would work really well for large brands so I think you are right. We’ll see when the official beta is released.

      Thanks for your feedback!


  • Sherry Nouraini

    Hi Ian,
    Vasco-De is amazing, it is an enabler for those who cannot afford a smart phone, very nice! Thanks for sharing your experience!

    • Ian Cleary

      Hey Sherry, I really like it also. It’s so simple to use also! Thanks for your feedback. I hope all is great. Ian

  • Cendrine Marrouat


    As always, awesome stuff! Thanks!

    • Ian Cleary

      Thanks you so much Cendrine!