Fair amount of hullaballoo (at least in the virtual circles in which I run) about the social media aggregator sites.
The leading candidates
Staying on top of the info isn't easy and my award goes to....
Well, I believe that the person is the channel and it is the only one that centers the updates first by person, then by chronological order. This gives me a chance to see what that person is "broadcasting," thinking about, etc. It provides context, which matters.
The others are nice (though I don't like the interruption of AlertThingy, reminds me of Outlook's new mail notification, that is nothing but a distratction), but it's more of a "stream of consciousness," James Joyce-ian experience.
I need a bit of order, so that's what works for me.
SocialThing doesn't have all the big services yet, but it will with time...and that'll just make it better.