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Social Media Design For Dummies by David LaFontaine, Janine Warner

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Chapter 13

Aggregating Profiles with a RebelMouse Page

In This Chapter

• Bring your social designs together in RebelMouse.

• Understand your RebelMouse design options.

• Customize your layout, theme, and navigation bar.

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The growth of social media sites — as demonstrated by all the sites that have sprung up in the past couple of years and that we cover in this book — has resulted in tech startups launching new sites dedicated to increasingly narrow niches. So what’s the problem? Well, the issue with the ever-growing number of social media sites means that folks are finding it difficult to keep track of what they’re saying to whom and where.

The solution? Into this void step the social media aggregators, such as RebelMouse and About.me. With these sites, you can pick and choose the best of your tweets, Facebook posts, Tumblr shares, and YouTube videos, mix them all up, and spin them into your very own social media mash-up mix.

Like a dub-step mix that brings in snippets from old Western movies, a Jamaican reggae rhythm track, a blistering heavy-metal guitar solo, and lyrics from bleak Russian poetry, sites like RebelMouse enable you to create a fascinating web page by assembling snippets from all the things you love into a digital collage — a “social front page.”

RebelMouse excels at this mix of personal and professional although it takes a bit of thought and experimentation to ...

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