A couple of pretty cool social tools appeared in beta recently….

ExecTweets

ExecTweets is a new Twitter-powered site (sponsored by Microsoft) that provides an information-rich and curated view of well-known executives grouped by fields of expertise.

The site makes it easy to quickly vote up specific tweets as they appear as well as send a reply via Twitter if you want to engage in conversation.

The Microsoft Vine Beta connects you to the people and places you care about most, when it matters. Stay in touch with family and friends, be informed when someone needs help. Get involved to create great communities. Use alerts, reports and your personal dashboard to stay in touch, informed and involved

Dashboard

Vine that aims to connect Facebook, Twitter, text messages, traditional phone calls, email and other forms of communication