Archive for January, 2013

Facebook Graph Search Validates Wajam Social Search Mission

January 17th, 2013 | by alainwong

posted in Company, Social Search

A friend asked me yesterday, “How does Facebook’s new Graph Search impact Wajam?”

Simply put, the launch of Graph Search validates what we are doing here at Wajam, which is to help you search through content that your friends share with you every day.

Tap Into the Knowledge of Your Friends

Facebook is doing a great job connecting people together, and with Graph Search, you can now find more meaning from your social interactions. By tapping into your network of friends, you can easily:

  • Find people who are as passionate as you about swing dancing.
  • Discover which restaurants your friends have been to and like best.
  • Find long lost high school photos.

At Wajam, we believe in the same values as Facebook— what your friends share matters. We’re working hard to make it easy for you to tap into the knowledge of your friends and give you personalized recommendations on your favorite websites.

Get Recommendations Across Social Networks

Our mission is to connect you to any one of your preferred social platforms, not just Facebook, and show you recommendations from your friends when you need it the most.

Wajam lets you choose which platforms you’d like to filter results from— Facebook, Twitter and/or Google+— and then gives you recommendations that your friends have shared on those social networks.

Wajam Brings Together Facebook And Google

With the launch of Graph Search, Facebook is giving you more options to find relevant social data from friends. Google launched a similar feature earlier this year dubbed Search Plus Your World, connecting to their social offering Google+.

Both of these services are great within their own platforms, but Wajam takes the idea one step further by giving you recommendations from your friends on many other websites and also third party applications on your mobile phone. In effect, we enhance your search experience by bringing these great social platforms to you when you need it.

Wajam brings the best of all worlds. You get more social platforms to choose from, and you’re shown results on sites where you search already.

The Wajam social search engine indexes recommendations from your friends from social networks you choose, and then shows you results on supported sites like Google, Bing, Yahoo, Amazon, TripAdvisor, Wikipedia, eBay and more.

Wajam Saves You Time

Wajam helps bring relevant content to you so that you don’t have to search for it. Try Wajam out today by signing up at Wajam.com

A Year in Review 2012

January 4th, 2013 | by alainwong

posted in Awards and Press Mentions, Company

Happy New Year!

It’s been an amazing year of growth at Wajam this past year. Thank you for your kind words of encouragement and support. Stay tuned for an even better social search experience in 2013.

New Innovations in Social Search

This past year, we launched new innovations in technology and design, from the unveiling of our new browser extension to the integration of Google Mapssocial shopping and enhanced mobile results for iOS .

We also grew as a team and family, leading to memorable moments such as the Wajam Gangnam Style Halloween, Wajam Skateboards and Wajam Nerf Wars.

We were humbled to receive press coverage this past year from such notable publications as Techcrunch, Mashable, GigaOM, All Things Digital, Search Engine Watch, Information Week and more.

We also impressed people with our team softball skills, earning this memorable quote by Robert Brockie on Techvibes, “We’re probably the best startup softball team in Montreal”.

Awards and Recognition

Finally, we received recognition for our efforts by business and tech awards worldwide:

It’s been an awesome year, and we look forward to showing even more exciting stuff in the new year.

Wishing you much love, happiness and joy,

The Wajam team