Make Your Own Living Glossi Magazine From Social Networks

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Let me guess. You’ve been around on the Internet a while, built up a few profiles here and there on various social networks which you use when it suits you. Basically, you’re all over the place. If your friends see your Twitter profile they don’t really get the whole picture and the same goes for Facebook, Flickr, Instagram, Vimeo and all the rest.

You’ve probably thought of making a lifestream or two. Maybe they do a good job of covering all bases, but maybe they don’t. Most lifestreams are just a long series of posts. What about a magazine-style view of all your updates, pictures and videos? Not only would that look good, but it is more interesting to read. If this sounds good to you, you should try Glossi – a living magazine of you.

Setting Up Glossi

Glossi has only recently been opened to the public, but it’s still in beta. To set up your Glossi, register with either your email address, Facebook or Twitter account.

Once you’re in, connect all your favourite social networks and wait a while for Glossi to collect all the latest updates. Sadly, you can only connect one of each type of profile even though sites like Tumblr allow users more than one Tumblr for each login.

However, you can add RSS feeds, so just add in anything else you need to until it’s perfect. All your blogs and updates from most of your other profiles can be added this way.

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Gorgeous Magazine-Style Profile

The very top of your Glossi page is automatically populated with your Facebook profile and cover image as soon as you connect with Facebook. You can easily change this to something else if you prefer, but it’s a neat way to start the page looking good immediately. In fact, you can customise most of what you see in the top section, including a URL, blurb and whatever else you want to add.

The first segments on your Glossi page act as a snapshot of all your most recent posts. It mixes up all your Tweets, Facebook posts, linked articles, video and photos in a format much like a magazine.

Expanded, Yet Organised

If you linked to an article on Twitter, Google+ or Facebook, Glossi will show you the title and introduction of the article along with any opening images, just like you’d see in a newspaper. If you linked to a YouTube clip it will show you the embedded video. Meanwhile, Flickr photos will appear bundled with other photos in the same set. This is great in terms of ensuring the page isn’t overloaded with photos and that it makes some kind of sense to people reading.

Filtered Views

Readers will always have different interests, so Glossi have ensured each reader can pick and choose which parts of your profile they can see. A collection of icons near the top of your page allow readers to filter your magazine to show just videos, just the articles, just photos or everything.

Detailed Control

You’re not stuck with all of your imports, though. If you don’t like something you can delete it from Glossi and it won’t show up anymore.

Exploring and Love

There’s a random button at the top of each Glossi page which will take you to a new profile. If you like the updates you see you can “like” them and show a little love. If you really like it, you can re-post it to your Glossi or share it via Facebook or Twitter (which will then make it back to your Glossi in time).

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So, do you like your new Glossi?

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Comments (5)
  • Dan Goldin

    This is Dan – one of the cofounders of Glossi. Thanks for the write up! I just wanted to mention that we just released support for multiple Tumblr accounts so you can choose which Tumblr accounts get pulled unto your Glossi. You’ll need to disconnect/reconnect your Tumblr but that’s it. Feel free to reach out to us at team@glos.si if you have any questions!

    • Angela Alcorn

      Hi Dan – Thanks for letting us know. That’s an awesome new feature!

    • Dan Goldin

      We think so! We also have LinkedIn support too now. We’d love to keep you in the loop concerning our new updates that we have coming up. Is there a simple way for us to contact you? You can reach me at dan@glos.si

    • Angela Alcorn

      Thanks. Just letting you know I replied via email to this.

  • Tuesday Peacock

    Nice article I’m going to check it now.Thanks…:)

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