Tuppy: All Your Social Networks in One Place

More and more, we’re getting inundated with more social networks. It can take far too much time jumping between the different sites, seeing what new status updates have been posted on Facebook, what new photos are up on Flickr, and what new videos are showing up on YouTube. There has to be a more efficient way.

Working essentially as an aggregator, Tuppy aims to provide you with a “simple life in social networks.” Over the course of this review, we’ll take a look at how Tuppy works, which networks are compatible, and whether it really can make your social networking life just a touch simpler.

What Is Tuppy?

According to the FAQ, Tuppy “is a simply interfaced tool created to unify and organize all your accounts in different social networks.” The idea is that you can manage all of your accounts from this single website.

This is distinctly different from an online service like Hootsuite. For now, Tuppy will only allow you to handle a single Twitter account, for example, so it may not be appropriate for people who have multiple accounts. In this way, Tuppy is better designed for a true “individual” who only has one account with each social network.

As far as the signup process is concerned, you can create a new Tuppy account from scratch or you can connect to Tuppy via your Facebook, Google, or Twitter accounts. If you do choose to make a new account, you will need to verify your e-mail address before you can start using the Tuppy service.

We Join Service

Maybe it’s because I come from the perspective of a freelance writer, but I feel that Tuppy could benefit from hiring a couple of people to help clean up their website copy. The choice of words can be a little odd. For example, on the page with the list of supported social networks, Tuppy proudly proclaims that “we join service.” That said, I understand that the service is still in beta and would still need work in other areas too.

Tuppy currently supports nine social networks, including LiveJournal, Twitter, Youtube, Facebook, Photobucket, and Vimeo. If you sign up for a “pro blogger account” for $25, then you also gain access to your WordPress and Blogger accounts. Moving forward, Tuppy aims to add more social networks, including some that are currently faded out in the pro blogger account area, like Blip, Tumblr, and Typepad.

Tuppy User Profiles and Feeds

As you would do with every other social network, Tuppy also allows you to create your own user profile on their internal network. You can upload your avatar, provide your mailing address, and so forth.

One thing that you should note with the screenshot above is the red crossed out portion in the address bar, covering the https. I accessed Tuppy using Chrome and this red line indicates that Tuppy is using an invalid SSL certificate. What this means is that while the data is being encrypted, Chrome isn’t sure that the other party (Tuppy) is who they say they are.

Given the security concerns by “handing over the keys” to your various social networks, this is not the kind of public image that Tuppy wants to have moving forward. My first major recommendation to them is to get valid SSL certificates. This will help with the trust factor, which can be huge in this field.

Offering a Facebook-like option between Top Posts and Recent Posts, Tuppy aims to aggregate the activity across the social networks that you connect to your Tuppy account. It didn’t work perfectly for me, but I do see the potential. Not only can you read the content in the various networks, but you can also post your own content, post comments, and otherwise interact with the posts as if you were on the sites themselves.

Potential for Simplicity

I think that Tuppy offers an intriguing concept that could prove very useful and very popular among social media folk. It’s just too time consuming to visit each site individually, so a well designed aggregator can be a real treat. However, Tuppy isn’t quite there just yet.

It can be buggy at times (I encountered a “dropped server” message on more than one occasion) and the aggregator doesn’t seem to update properly either. I wasn’t able to get it to pull in my Twitter and Flickr feeds immediately. There’s also the trust factor when it comes to the invalid SSL certificates. There’s a lot of potential here and I hope the developers pursue this project further, but it definitely still needs some work.

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33 thoughts on “Tuppy: All Your Social Networks in One Place”

  1. Vinay says:

    This is great, thanks for the tip. Need something to manage everything!

    1. d3so says:

      Interesting. I don’t have many social accounts but maybe this service could help.

      1. Its nice to have when all things under one roof, easy to manage.

        We arrange social bookmarking work of many clients and we know how this is important in daily basis.

        1. Abhik says:

          Yeah!! It’ll make the life easier for social bookmarking service providers.

          1. PPC Ian says:

            Thanks for sharing, John! I’m totally overwhelmed with my social media accounts. This is a great way to organize them.

          2. Andrew says:

            Michael Kwan posted this, did you read it?

    2. I think it should have more partners like orkut, myspace, ibibo and some other big social networks.

      Anyway will manage our blogging and twitter & facebook atleast after a single signin.

  2. Jagan Mangat says:

    Thanks for the intro to Tuppy, haven’t found anything likt this before.Addictive to social media.

    1. d3so says:

      I wonder if it’s similar to ping.

      1. Abhik says:

        Not sure about ping.. but it’s similar to socialoomph.

  3. Abhik says:

    seems like a nice service.. Gotta check them out.

    1. If you have accounts on all these services than let me tell you that these are quite time taking.

      1. PPC Ian says:

        That is the truth! Especially when you’re managing many different clients/websites.

        1. Abhik says:

          That’s right..
          Managing everything from one place surely saves a lot of time.

  4. Never heard of it before. But it seems, a great tool to manage all of our social networking communities. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Thanks for the info.

    Look nice for people wjo need something to manage everything!

  6. Samuel says:

    Awesome review John. Thanks a lot for sharing. Have fun

  7. Seems like a must have software..my account are growing like crazy this year..maybe I can check this out.

    “Black Seo Guy “Signing Off”

  8. fas says:

    Well once it reaches there then we talk.

  9. I’ll probably check it out. I’m always looking for
    ways to make my social networking easier
    and more efficient.

  10. Kevin says:

    This will make my online experience much easier. There’s so many of these types of software but I guess this one looks pretty good. I’ll definitely give it a try…

  11. This is gonna take off. My business partner uses it and he says its the next big thing. Get in now cuz this is the real deal

  12. ikki says:

    This is a great website , thanks for the tip

  13. I’m trying to cut back on social network usage.. have to pass on this one!

    I think privacy controls are too lax. You really have to be careful what you put online.

  14. JBestler says:

    I think I will wait until they get all of the bugs out. Who knows how long this service will be available. I think that it is a good idea though….

  15. Game News says:

    I might not need so much

  16. Wow ! what a great site but I don’t like because I don’t want to share my personal information with any other companies.

    1. Abhik says:

      That’s actually a point of concern.
      But, I don’t see any harm allowing that website to access my twitter and facebook account.

    2. Harshad says:

      Me too. Not comfortable sharing my info on something that is not that reputed.

  17. Harshad says:

    I don’t think people will stop logging on a Facebook or Twitter even after having such services. There are many such services available and people tend to forget them easily.

  18. ninja says:

    nice service) still betta

  19. ikki says:

    thanks for share this information, tuppys is very good service

  20. Tuppy is a pretty good resource. I’ve used it, and it works great in bringing many social platforms together.

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