Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) is pitching subscribers a desktop application called Social One that aggregates feeds from Facebook (Nasdaq: FB), Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, AOL Instant Messenger (NYSE: AOL), Flickr and other social networks.
Social One mobile app (Image source: TWC)
San Francisco-based developer Yoono built the Social One application that Time Warner Cable is offering to subscribers in beta form. It also allows users to track activity from Google Talk (Nasdaq: GOOG), Yahoo! Messenger (Nasdaq: YHOO), Foursquare, MySpace, Yammer and Roadrunner email on a single screen.
FierceCable first reported in September 2011 that Time Warner Cable had trademarked the Social One brand. While Social One is initially available only as a desktop application, Time Warner may eventually let subscribers access their social networks on TV. According to the trademark application, Time Warner Cable wants the right to use Social One as a brand to provide "access via a global computer network and television to email, instant messaging and social media accounts within a single user interface."
The launch of Social One was disclosed Monday in a blog post from Jolene Wiggins, senior director of audience engagement at Time Warner Cable.
- see the blog post
Time Warner Cable trademarks 'Social One,' may offer access to social networks through TV
Can cable take the lead on social TV?
Comcast racks up nearly 1 million 'likes' on Facebook
Cable marketers use Facebook to sell movies on demand
Dish uses Facebook to sell Blockbuster Movie Pass