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Three New Social Sites Worth Your Time and (maybe) Money

Monday, October 15th, 2012

Within the bevy of startups, here are a few gems we’ve seen that caught our eye recently.


YourSports takes the premise that since sports are an inheritanly social activity, having a social network specificially dedicated to your sports is long overdue.

In short: think of YourSports as a Facebook account for the sporty-minded.

From the YourSports main page  “Throughout our lives, we play sports. We coach on teams. We attend games. We passionately root for AND against teams. YourSports lets you represent that online, connecting you to the sports news, people, and teams that matter most: your own.”

To learn more about YourSports, check out this article on Tech Crunch.


If you…

1. Like to shop.

2. Get complimented for your runway-worthy shopping savvy.

3. Need some extra cash.

Then you might be the perfect candidate for Zindigo. Zindigo promises to be “the world’s largest boutique” bringing the power of social media users to the the fashion world.

For a spin on how Zindigo works, we turn to  who wrote this Mashable post:

“Consumers open their own shops as business pages on Facebook. They can stock their shops with wares from more than 80 apparel and accessories designers, including Kara Ross, Erickson Beamon and Isabella Fiore, and they will receive a 40% commission on every sale.”

 For the fashion-conscious with a large social media following, this could provide a nice residual income stream.


If you need an extra hand to make a reservation, compare prices for a TV, or get tickets for an event, then you might enjoy FancyHands 

For a small monthly fee, you’re allotted a certain number of requests from the FancyHands staff.

What can you ask for? Here’s some current requests from the FancyHands site…

+Amazon has this Fujitsu Scan Snap for $418, can you find it for cheaper anywhere? Online or in New York.

+Call TD Bank and ask how many checks I can use for free on a standard personal account (I don’t want any more fees!

+Schedule a haircut with Julia at Lovemore and Do on Sunday, anytime between 6 and 10pm.

+Can you find out where are my friend registered for wedding gifts? Her name is [redacted] and she’ll be married in Chicago on the 4th of July.