Folowen: Find People and Organizations Across the Social Media World (Invites.)
folowen which is currently in closed-beta is a useful tool that enables users to find profiles of people and organizations in different social media sites ( currently 18.) Users can save searches and chose which social media networks they want the results to be yielded from. The service uses Google API to fetch results, yielding in few cases inaccurate results.
folowen is founded by the same founders of Amman, Jordan based Questler.
Razan Khatib cofounder of folowen told me that once folowen is out of private beta, search will be open to anyone, and there will be no need for signing up.
Razan revealed a nice upcoming feature that has a good benefit: signed up users will be able to link their services from folowen (twitter, YouTube accounts…etc.) so once they search for anyone they can follow/connect to them directly from folowen without the need to go to that particular service and initiate that request. This will be applicable to service providers with appropriate APIs. She also said that Social alerts will be coming up as well.
As for the business model Razan said it will be based on advertizing from one end, and charging some future service providers to be included in folowen service directory.
Folowen competes with Wink and Pipl.
If you want an invite to folowen simply comment in this post with a valid email address.