RebelMouse is a service that aggregates everything you share on the web on a single page. Your blog, all the content you share on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram and Pinterest can all be fed to this social sharing front page. There’s also a bookmarklet that you can add to your browser toolbar that enables you to “stick” content from web pages.
The first mention I saw of RebelMouse was from Gary Vaynerchuk. When I viewed his page, the first thing that struck me was the Pinterest style layout. All the content was encapsulated in neat columns of boxes. The next thing I noticed was that the bottom of each entry showed the source of the content—websites, YouTube, Pinterest. That’s when I realized the powerful potential for this tool and decided to try it myself.
It’s pretty easy to set up your account. You can sign up through Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. I used Twitter. Once you’re in, you decide which of your social accounts you want to integrate and grant the service permission to connect with those feeds. The rest is automatic. In a short while you’ll have your own social front page. It’s fantastic! This is probably the most complete profile of your social media activity you can create.
The question that remains in my mind about RebelMouse is exactly how to use it. I discovered some creative possibilities in this video.
It’s interesting that for some, RebelMouse can function as their primary web presence using their existing domain address. If you choose, it can become your blog page. This is where I can see some great value. If you don’t post to your blog regularly (guilty), chances are you’re still socially involved, sharing great content on other platforms. RebelMouse keeps your presence alive.
For brands, being socially relevant to their communities means more than flooding their stream with news releases and product pitches. Most share related information from other sources and do so on multiple channels. But their Facebook community may not see what they share on Twitter. Their Twitter followers may not click their Pinterest links. RebelMouse provides a space to see all that content in one place in a highly visual format.
It should be noted that at this time RebelMouse is still in beta. It’s building and growing. As with platforms like Twitter, the community is likely to discover ways to use RebelMouse currently unimagined by its creators. Is this the next big thing? Who knows? If you try it, please send a link to your social front page in the comments.
Update: RebelMouse has discontinued their free social sharing offering as of Sept. 1, 2016