Abrams, the man who sparked the explosion of online social networks with his creation Friendster, is working with an innovative project that will further enhance everyone’s social networking experience.
Nuzzel, a start-up program designed to gather all the popular shared links on Facebook and Twitter feeds and showcase them in a clean and understandable format, has already raised $1.7 million in seed funding from a list of high-profile names, which includes “The Lean Startup” author Eric Ries, Slide’s Max Levchin, 500 Startups’ Dave McClure, Andreessen Horowitz’s Ronny Conway, the Founders Den’s Zachary Bogue – the husband of Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer.
“Many of these investors are people I have known for several years, or who have been very active Nuzzel beta users, or both,” Abrams said in an e-mail. “This is the best group of investors I have ever had for one of my startups. Now the pressure is really on for Nuzzel to build great (stuff)!” said Abrams.
Nuzzel enables users to sign in with their Facebook and Twitter accounts and let the service analyze what are the links being shared on your wall. Users are informed what were shared on their wall by reading the message sent by Nuzzel to their e-mails. Nuzzel is created to let users know the most important news of the day.
However, the most interactive feature on Nuzzel is it allows users to see what other users are reading in their own feeds. They can do this by following other users.
Summify was the first to come up with almost identical product but it was acquired by Twitter and incorporated it to its structure. But Nuzzel provides a fresher and entertaining approach, making it a must-try app available in the net.
“As soon as I hire some engineers, we will be ready to make improvements and add more cool stuff,” Abrams told CNET via e-mail.