Rebel Mouse, a new ‘social front page’ founded by former Huffington Post CTO Paul Berry, launched a couple of weeks ago.
In form and function, Rebel Mouse is a cross between About.me, Paper.li, Storify, Tumblr, WordPress and Pinterest. It aggregates the links and photos that you share on Facebook or Twitter and feeds these in to your Rebel Mouse homepage.
The beauty of Rebel Mouse is that it can be as hands-on or hands-off as you wish. It automatically updates your page in line with your Twitter/Facebook account. There are also settings enabling you to feed in specific hashtags and an option that saves all imported items as drafts allowing you to edit your content at a later time.
So what’s the big deal? Isn’t this just another social media site to play with? What’s in it for museums?
The achievement of Rebel Mouse is its simplicity. Rather than send people off to your various different social media pages, direct them to Rebel Mouse. It is here that one will get a general, overall view and feeling of your organisation.
In the future, there is the potential for Rebel Mouse to host topic/category pages like Pinterest. Can you imagine the interest in a ‘museums’ stream that collated the social media content from different organisations?
You can find us on Rebel Mouse here.