After a long, self-imposed hiatus, I'm back posting. I've been deeply involved with the formation and launch of Buzzient. Buzzient is the result of work my cofounder Andreas Goeldi and I started at MIT in looking at cloud based applications. We realized that there was a huge opportunity not only in running an app in the cloud, but in helping enterprises understand the wealth of data growing in the ether.
Long story short, over the last 2 years we've built an application that harvests, analyzes, and quantifies what people are saying in social media. We've linked that to applications such as Salesforce.com and SugarCRM, and will expand the set of applications dramatically over the next two quarters. Thus, we're able to not only provide insights into social media, but can make social media actionable by connecting it to application workflows.