Hello,

We noticed you're browsing in private or incognito mode.

To continue reading this article, please exit incognito mode or log in.

Not an Insider? Subscribe now for unlimited access to online articles.

Rachel Metz

A View from Rachel Metz

Friendster Founder's New Social Startup

Jonathan Abrams unveils Nuzzel, a simple, social, news aggregation site.

  • September 17, 2012

Jonathan Abrams kicked off the social networking revolution with Friendster, the site that introduced many of us to the concept of connecting with friends on the Web. Now, Abrams is getting into the social news aggregation market with his latest online venture, Nuzzel.

Currently in private beta, Nuzzel shows you news stories that your friends have shared on Facebook and Twitter, ranked in order of popularity. There isn’t much clutter on the site–beyond the ranked news stories in your personal feed, you can see the feeds of friends who are using the site and a feed capturing stories shared by friends of friends. You can share stories on Nuzzel through Facebook or Twitter, and the site also suggests people you may want to friend or follow on these sites.

I’ve been trying it out, and I’m liking it so far. It’s easy to set up and use, and the amount of content isn’t overwhelming. It also includes a handful of useful features like the ability to receive an e-mail alert if more than a certain number of your friends share a particular story.

Be the leader your company needs. Implement ethical AI.
Join us at EmTech Digital 2019.

Register now
Want more award-winning journalism? Subscribe and become an Insider.
  • Insider Plus {! insider.prices.plus !}* Best Value

    {! insider.display.menuOptionsLabel !}

    Everything included in Insider Basic, plus the digital magazine, extensive archive, ad-free web experience, and discounts to partner offerings and MIT Technology Review events.

    See details+

    Print + Digital Magazine (6 bi-monthly issues)

    Unlimited online access including all articles, multimedia, and more

    The Download newsletter with top tech stories delivered daily to your inbox

    Technology Review PDF magazine archive, including articles, images, and covers dating back to 1899

    10% Discount to MIT Technology Review events and MIT Press

    Ad-free website experience

  • Insider Basic {! insider.prices.basic !}*

    {! insider.display.menuOptionsLabel !}

    Six issues of our award winning print magazine, unlimited online access plus The Download with the top tech stories delivered daily to your inbox.

    See details+

    Print Magazine (6 bi-monthly issues)

    Unlimited online access including all articles, multimedia, and more

    The Download newsletter with top tech stories delivered daily to your inbox

  • Insider Online Only {! insider.prices.online !}*

    {! insider.display.menuOptionsLabel !}

    Unlimited online access including articles and video, plus The Download with the top tech stories delivered daily to your inbox.

    See details+

    Unlimited online access including all articles, multimedia, and more

    The Download newsletter with top tech stories delivered daily to your inbox

/3
You've read of three free articles this month. for unlimited online access. You've read of three free articles this month. for unlimited online access. This is your last free article this month. for unlimited online access. You've read all your free articles this month. for unlimited online access. You've read of three free articles this month. for more, or for unlimited online access. for two more free articles, or for unlimited online access.