Gist CEO T.A. McCann describes the vision and value of Gist:
Another video of T.A. McCann at SXSW can be viewed here.
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The best way to explain “What is Gist” is through the words of our users. We are very fortunate to have so many great Fans of Gist out there that share their experiences about our product. We wanted to share a few of those mentions, blog posts, and articles here along with some of the great quotes they contain. Thanks for the support!
“So with a little work from you, no need for action on your friends part, you can now from one webpage, see exactly what is happening in their online world.
There is no longer a need to both be active on one social network in order to stay in touch with the people that matter .. System X does all that and is growing more powerful by the day.
Have you got the GIST?
Time to come clean, System X already exists .. it is called Gist”
Thanks Robert Scoble for adding Gist as #7 on your list!
“Why is it important? Because when you are working with people the more you know about those people the more productive you’ll be able to be. This is particularly true for salespeople and other networkers. Before you make a big call, have you checked all their social networking sites to see what they’ve written? With Gist it’s easy and hooked into your email system.”
“When I looked carefully, Gist began to seem phenomenal to me — a simple interface that takes my social connections, my email and contacts, and tells me who is most important to me and what they’re doing. If I used it faithfully (will I? That’s always impossible to tell at the beginning) I could organize my entire life.”
Gist. A CRM for Everyone? by Jareau Almeyda
“Their service provides you with an easy to use “contact list” of everyone you communicate with online. Gist will help organize them, even prioritize them. You see when was the last time that you contacted them. You can dig into a contact for more information, see what they are saying in Twitter, even see what Google thinks about them. All that, and much more, at a glance.
The ultimate goal is for you to use this information to help build your relationship with that person. Gist makes reconnecting with people easy and it helps ensure your current connections stay strong.”
“If you haven’t heard of Gist you are missing out! This web application will give you a lot of power to manage all your social networks and emails under one roof.”
“…Gist.com focuses primarily on learning more about prospective clients: when you add a new individual or company to Gist, the site searches Google and social media sites to bring together a whole profile for you to use when contacting that person or company.”
“I’ve installed the Outlook plugin. Now when I look at an e-mail from you, I can click on the Gist button in the top right corner and see all your contact information, online news articles that mention you, your RSS feeds, all the emails we’ve exchanged, every attachment we’ve exchanged, any links we’ve given each other, and your Twitter feed. Just think how valuable this is when you’re talking with a client and they ask if you received an attachment. No more playing in your inbox! Just look in Gist, click on the Attachments tab, and you have a complete list of every attachment you’ve sent to, or received from, that client.”
“The folks at Gist are now joining the social identity management space by unleashing this functionality to the masses — giving everyone the ability to create and share their own public profile. Now I can now use the data-gathering power of Gist to present a full dossier about me.”