Katango's potential solution to organize your friends on Facebook and Google+

Real Estate Agent with Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) www.Progressive-Realty.info DB-17066

If you haven’t heard about a new startup called Katango, you will! With Google + now giving their users the ability to “share” circles, this will be needed more than ever!  If you have started giving up cataloging your friend data base on Facebook, you can test it now.

Think about it, since you don’t pay for Facebook or Google +, they make their money selling information about you or by selling advertisers access to you!  These social media giants have a vested interest to make sure their target marketing is on target.  They want to "help" you organize your database (for them).

For example, if I had a “circle” called “Friends in Boise” that I shared with you using Google +'s new shared circle feature, what good is it since they probably aren’t your friends yet.  What if Katango’s algorithm’s further sorted my group of friends into Doctors, Attorneys, Realtors, Lender’s, Social Media guru’s, etc., and added that to the fact they live in Boise?)

There has been a lot of chatter on Google + about the information overload when they launched “sharing circles”.  I have created new circles including “unsorted shared”.  On Facebook, I have a category called “unknown – added me”.  I never know the intent of why someone adds me:   I own a real estate brokerage in Boise, Idaho so maybe they want to track the industry; I am an instructor for real estate classes for the National Association of Realtors; I am a blogger; I am involved with Special Olympics International; etc. Since I can’t tell intuitively why people add me, I welcome companies like Katango that would help me sort new people. 

Their website states:  “Katango has unique, patent-pending algorithms that help anyone with a lot of online contacts automatically create meaningful groups that are personalized to each person who uses Katango. Katango groups are great for on-the-fly coordination of events, staying in touch with life-long friends and family members, chatting with friends who have similar interests, and everything in-between. Katango takes the friction out of online sharing and communications by minimizing all the group setup work.”

Their application is currently available for Facebook and it is rumored that Google is trying to buy them.  From what I have read on their website, I can see why!

Comments (4)

Mary Sheridan
Keller Willliams - 1033 Hamilton Place,Johnson City TN 37604 - Johnson City, TN
Creative Marketing, Buyer Agency 423-943-7655

I'll have to look into this.   Sometimes I think that if I didn't spend so much time organizing I'd have more time to get things done.  


Sep 28, 2011 11:46 PM
Carlotta Remong
Berkshire Hathaway HS N.E. Prime Properties - Newport, RI

Wow..I can't wait! It it looks like a winner. Thanks for the information.

Sep 29, 2011 12:08 AM
Evelyn Kennedy
Alain Pinel Realtors - Alameda, CA
Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA


I'll try it, but is it free?  What is the website, is it Katango.com.  Wait, I'll just Google it.  Thanks for sharing.

Sep 29, 2011 07:48 AM
Jim Paulson
Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) www.Progressive-Realty.info - Boise, ID

@Mary, with information overload these days, we really can maximize our time online better using RSS feeds, blogs, etc., that push mainly the data we care about.  Think of it as reading the Sunday, but only getting the sections you want, not having to read the whole paper just to get the coupons or the funnies, etc.

@Carlotta, your very welcome.

@Evelyn, Yes it is a free application.  The site is www.Kantango.com or search Kantango in your app store.

Sep 29, 2011 08:55 AM