GREAT FALLS, VA--(Marketwire - Aug 22, 2012) - PersonSpot, Inc., a social publishing application developer, announced today the official beta release of its PersonSpot application which allows users to publish online social magazines with content they identify through their social feeds, discover on the Web or create themselves. PersonSpot targets individuals looking to express, promote, define themselves or their business, and ultimately create value for their personal brand by informing others.
PersonSpot provides a clean user- and mobile-friendly responsive interface and offers the ability to create multiple magazines based on topics, audiences or designated sharing features. Users can choose which of their magazines are public and which are private, allowing them to socially share some content while managing their personal reading material as well.
"As the social media world continues to grow more fragmented and noisy, PersonSpot offers the most effective way for individuals to discover relevant content and leverage that knowledge to further their reach," said Yiannis Velissarakos, CEO of PersonSpot. "PersonSpot's "one-click publishing" and social platform-agnostic approach allow users to enhance their social profiles and instantly showcase their expertise."
Thanks to its integrated and unified social sharing approach, PersonSpot allows for simultaneous information dissemination across a variety of platforms, from posting to one's own magazine, to sharing an article directly across Twitter, Facebook and/or LinkedIn. Content found via organic Web browsing is also easily integrated into individual publications with PersonSpot's "Spot It" feature. An add-on to a Web browser's toolbar, Spot It lets users quickly add the currently viewed website to their magazines, and unlike similar add-ons, simultaneously share it on social media, or simply save it for later use, all without disrupting the reader experience.
Founded by CEO Yiannis Velissarakos, a 15-year entrepreneurial veteran of multinational start-ups, and COO Angelo Kostopoulos, founder of data analytics and survey firm, AKRON, Inc., PersonSpot is currently fundraising and beyond initial seed money, and expects to raise a Series A round of funding to expand its reach beyond the business-to-consumer audience and into the enterprise market.
Serving on the board of directors are Linda Abraham, Co- founder, CMO and EVP of Global Product Development of comScore and Panos Anastassiadis, Ex-CEO of Cyveillance where he successfully led its 2009 acquisition by QinetiQ North America. Serving as advisors are Chris McGill, Co-founder and CEO of Mixx.com and former GM of Yahoo News and VP of Strategy at USA TODAY and Dr. Leo Irakliotis: Dean, National Director at the College of IT at WGU and member of the Tech America Foundation's Big Data Commission.
While currently in beta, additional features are currently being developed for PersonSpot, including magazine subscription capabilities, an integrated commenting engine, powerful content creation tools, a native mobile app, additional social media and content sources and many more. To request an invitation for a free PersonSpot beta account, visit http://www.personspot.com/invitation/request. For more general information, visit http://www.personspot.com, and follow PersonSpot on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
PersonSpot, Inc. has developed a social publishing application targeting individuals and organizations that are looking to express, promote, define themselves or their business, and ultimately create value for them by informing others. More information can be found at www.personspot.com.