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Seesmic Desktop Preview
Seesmic Desktop Preview
Published: 2009/04/08
Channel: Loic Le Meur
Seesmic Desktop 2 Teaser
Seesmic Desktop 2 Teaser
Published: 2010/09/07
Channel: seesmic
Seesmic Desktop
Seesmic Desktop
Published: 2009/06/27
Channel: Loic Le Meur
Seesmic Tour | TC Cribs
Seesmic Tour | TC Cribs
Published: 2011/03/29
Channel: TechCrunch
Seesmic newspOp Reel
Seesmic newspOp Reel
Published: 2009/08/19
Channel: Rachael Joy
Seesmic Day 64: What is Seesmic to you?
Seesmic Day 64: What is Seesmic to you?
Published: 2008/01/12
Channel: Loic Le Meur
Seesmic CRM for Salesforce on Android Demo
Seesmic CRM for Salesforce on Android Demo
Published: 2011/08/29
Channel: seesmic
Seesmic CRM for Salesforce on Android - Coming to Dreamforce 2011 #DF11
Seesmic CRM for Salesforce on Android - Coming to Dreamforce 2011 #DF11
Published: 2011/07/15
Channel: seesmic
Seesmic Desktop 0.3 Release
Seesmic Desktop 0.3 Release
Published: 2009/06/16
Channel: Loic Le Meur
Seesmic for Android 1.7: Go faster with shortcuts!
Seesmic for Android 1.7: Go faster with shortcuts!
Published: 2011/04/19
Channel: seesmic
Seesmic Ping
Seesmic Ping
Published: 2012/02/06
Channel: Danijel Pobi
Seesmic du Jour 111: Witness the Hub
Seesmic du Jour 111: Witness the Hub
Published: 2008/03/27
Channel: Loic Le Meur
Seesmic for Windows Phone 7
Seesmic for Windows Phone 7
Published: 2010/09/15
Channel: seesmic
Seesmic Day 44: Twitter
Seesmic Day 44: Twitter
Published: 2007/12/05
Channel: Loic Le Meur
Seesmic Day 12
Seesmic Day 12
Published: 2007/10/18
Channel: Loic Le Meur
Seesmic for BlackBerry
Seesmic for BlackBerry
Published: 2010/01/26
Channel: CrackBerry Kevin
Seesmic
Seesmic
Published: 2011/01/17
Channel: Microsoft BizSpark
Seesmic Web
Seesmic Web
Published: 2011/05/02
Channel: seesmic
Seesmic Squeezed: How one company responds to changes in Twitter
Seesmic Squeezed: How one company responds to changes in Twitter's ecosystem
Published: 2010/04/14
Channel: Robert Scoble
Trends: Seesmic Look
Trends: Seesmic Look
Published: 2010/01/07
Channel: seesmic
Launch of Seesmic Web and Seesmic Desktop 0.4
Launch of Seesmic Web and Seesmic Desktop 0.4
Published: 2009/07/10
Channel: Loic Le Meur
Seesmic for Blackberry: Notifications
Seesmic for Blackberry: Notifications
Published: 2009/11/18
Channel: seesmic
Seesmic du Jour 78: Drop your pants, & show us your raccoon
Seesmic du Jour 78: Drop your pants, & show us your raccoon
Published: 2008/02/09
Channel: Loic Le Meur
Seesmic day 8
Seesmic day 8
Published: 2007/10/12
Channel: Loic Le Meur
Seesmic for Windows launched during Ray Ozzie Keynote
Seesmic for Windows launched during Ray Ozzie Keynote
Published: 2009/11/19
Channel: Loic Le Meur
Seesmic for Android
Seesmic for Android
Published: 2011/05/02
Channel: seesmic
Introducing the New Seesmic Desktop
Introducing the New Seesmic Desktop
Published: 2010/05/20
Channel: seesmic
Seesmic has learned to sing!
Seesmic has learned to sing!
Published: 2017/08/13
Channel: RVFreeDa
Should Seesmic join Google Open Social bandwagon ?
Should Seesmic join Google Open Social bandwagon ?
Published: 2007/11/22
Channel: Loic Le Meur
Seesmic platform: why and how to build a plugin
Seesmic platform: why and how to build a plugin
Published: 2010/03/19
Channel: Loic Le Meur
Seesmic for Windows Phone updated to 2.0, Nokia Lumia 800 app demo
Seesmic for Windows Phone updated to 2.0, Nokia Lumia 800 app demo
Published: 2011/11/11
Channel: Mark Guim
Unveiling of Seesmic Desktop 2
Unveiling of Seesmic Desktop 2
Published: 2010/04/04
Channel: seesmic
First Look: Seesmic Desktop 2 Plugin Marketplace
First Look: Seesmic Desktop 2 Plugin Marketplace
Published: 2010/09/10
Channel: Robert Scoble
Seesmic vs TweetDeck.wmv
Seesmic vs TweetDeck.wmv
Published: 2010/07/29
Channel: Zoli Erdos
Seesmic Demo - Real-Time CrunchUp 2009
Seesmic Demo - Real-Time CrunchUp 2009
Published: 2009/07/10
Channel: TechCrunch
Tweet with Seesmic for Blackberry - AppJudgment
Tweet with Seesmic for Blackberry - AppJudgment
Published: 2010/01/08
Channel: Revision3
Seesmic for Android 1.5 with Salesforce Chatter
Seesmic for Android 1.5 with Salesforce Chatter
Published: 2010/12/16
Channel: seesmic
Seesmic Demo
Seesmic Demo
Published: 2009/11/04
Channel: Jeff Brown
Twitter Part 5 - Using Seesmic Desktop
Twitter Part 5 - Using Seesmic Desktop
Published: 2009/06/16
Channel: Ed Dale
Seesmic Desktop
Seesmic Desktop
Published: 2011/05/02
Channel: seesmic
Seesmic for BlackBerry
Seesmic for BlackBerry
Published: 2011/05/02
Channel: seesmic
Seesmic du Jour 101: Going International
Seesmic du Jour 101: Going International
Published: 2008/03/13
Channel: Loic Le Meur
Seesmic at Google I/O 2011: LG Girl Demos Seesmic for Honeycomb
Seesmic at Google I/O 2011: LG Girl Demos Seesmic for Honeycomb
Published: 2011/05/13
Channel: seesmic
Salesforce Chatter in Seesmic for Android on Samsung tablet
Salesforce Chatter in Seesmic for Android on Samsung tablet
Published: 2010/12/04
Channel: Loic Le Meur
Thank You, Seesmic for Android Users
Thank You, Seesmic for Android Users
Published: 2015/05/24
Channel: seesmic
Techmeme for Seesmic Desktop
Techmeme for Seesmic Desktop
Published: 2010/10/21
Channel: seesmic
Silicon Valley Uncovered: Seesmic Tour with Loic Le Meur | The Next Web
Silicon Valley Uncovered: Seesmic Tour with Loic Le Meur | The Next Web
Published: 2011/02/16
Channel: TNW
Seesmic Look, new twitter client
Seesmic Look, new twitter client
Published: 2010/01/22
Channel: dsouza1985
Seesmic Day 34: Using Seesmic
Seesmic Day 34: Using Seesmic
Published: 2007/11/17
Channel: Loic Le Meur
Seesmic on Windows Phone 7 Series
Seesmic on Windows Phone 7 Series
Published: 2010/03/16
Channel: Presse-citron
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Seesmic
Seesmic Logo.png
Original author(s) Loïc Le Meur
Johann Romefort
Development status Discontinued
Operating system Microsoft Windows, Mac OS (Desktop) Linux (Web)
iOS, Android, Windows Phone 7, BlackBerry OS (Mobile)
Platform Microsoft Silverlight (Desktop)
Type Customer relationship management, Social media
License Freeware
Website www.seesmic.com

Seesmic was a suite of freeware web, mobile, and desktop applications which allowed users to simultaneously manage user accounts for multiple social networks, such as Facebook and Twitter.

Launched in 2008 by French entrepreneur Loïc Le Meur, the service was initially a video sharing website, billed as a cross between YouTube and Twitter, allowing short video comments to be published online. Le Meur shut down the service in 2009 due to its stagnating user base, and then relaunched Seesmic as a social networking tool, with a suite of desktop, mobile and web apps integrating streams from Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites. Following the failure to monetize the company, in 2011 Seesmic was relaunched yet again as a customer relations management app.[1]

History[edit]

Starting out life as a video blogging website, its original aim was to make video uploading from webcams easier to promote online video conversations.[2] Seesmic made its debut at the Demo tech conference where it was called the "Twitter of video".[3] It had 20,000 users and 70,000 viewers per month as of 2008.[4] On 3 April 2008, Seesmic announced that it had purchased Twhirl, an Adobe AIR based Twitter client.[5]

In 2009, Loïc Le Meur, Seesmic's founder, announced that the video portion of the site had stagnated as it struggled to attract new users. He refocused the site, changing the objective from creating a new video social networking site to creating a suite of tools that would instead aggregate content from other social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook.[6] The video site, whilst remaining available, was relegated to a different domain name.

Le Meur moved from Paris to San Francisco to relaunch Seesmic due to the perception that it would stand a better chance of success there. It was backed by a number of investors, the primary one being Atomico, a venture group that includes Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis, who sold Skype to eBay in 2005 for $2.6 billion.[7] In January, 2010 Seesmic acquired Ping.fm.[8] In March, 2010, Seesmic reached 1 million registered users.[9]

Seesmic produced a number of social network clients including:

In August 2011, Seesmic announced it was moving into the Customer Relations Management business, releasing Android and iOS CRM apps that interfaced with Salesforce.com. The former social media apps were being maintained as a "second branch" of the company.[11]

In September 2012, Seesmic was acquired by HootSuite.[12][13] Today the Seesmic homepage redirects to HootSuite.com.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Loic Le Meur: Why Seesmic Isn't a Failure - TechCrunch TV, 7 July 2011
  2. ^ Don Clark (2008-01-28). "Why Can't Computers (Fill in the Blank)?". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2008-02-22. 
  3. ^ Edward C. Baig (2008-01-30). "Demo Conference Intrigues, But Doesn't Electrify". USA Today. Retrieved 2008-02-22. 
  4. ^ Victor Keegan (2008-01-24). "Making the Global Village a Reality". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 2008-02-22. 
  5. ^ Mark Hendrickson (2008-04-03). "Seesmic Acquires Popular Twitter AIR Client Twhirl". Tech Crunch. Retrieved 2008-04-04. 
  6. ^ http://www.centernetworks.com/seesmic-relaunches-website-video-service-bottom
  7. ^ Bobbie Johnson (2008-01-29). "Silicon Valley 'Refuses to Take Europe Seriously'". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 2008-02-22. 
  8. ^ Pinging In The New Year: Seesmic Acquires Ping.fm. TechCrunch (2010-01-04). Retrieved on 2013-09-21.
  9. ^ Nicolas Rauline (2011-03-14). "Seesmic in #1 French financial newspaper Les Echos". Les Echos. Paris. Retrieved 2011-05-25. 
  10. ^ Even Seesmic Bails On Blackberry. Who's Next? - TechCrunch, 20 June 2011
  11. ^ Seesmic now offers two product suites: Seesmic CRM and Seesmic Social - Seesmic Blog, 31 Aug 2011
  12. ^ HootSuite Acquires Seesmic - HootSuite Blog, 6 September 2012
  13. ^ Seesmic has been acquired by HootSuite - Seesmic Blog, 6 September 2012

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