Brizzly is a social networking reader that works with Twitter and Facebook.
Brizzly was launched in 2009 by Thing Labs, Inc. and was founded by Jason Shellen. AOL has acquired Thing Labs in September, 2010.
Brizzly.com was shut down by AOL in March, 2012.
There are tons of social networking aggregators online. Brizzly has functions that are unique: Mute allows users to remove someone from the timeline without unfollowing them. Picnics allow users to conduct private, instant real-time communications (chats) without spam.
Brizzly is clean and uncluttered. Connection with Twitter and Facebook is menu driven, fast, and easy. Timelines refresh quickly. Trends are listed with an explanation (if known) of the reason they are trending on the home page. Users can add up to 5 Twitter accounts on Brizzly.
Replies and retweets are very easy. Emoticons are available and may be used, but are unsupported in some Twitter clients.
Images and video show directly in timeline rather than via link. Direct Message notifications appear onscreen and can be viewed or hidden.
Users provide a username, email address, and password to register.
Brizzly is free to use.
Twitter and Facebook users will be thankful for the ability to maintain both social media applications in one tool. Anyone looking for one-stop-shopping for a social media aggregator will enjoy Brizzly.