- Social media seems to get a bad reputation nowadays, what with recurring talks of privacy concerns and freedom of speech restrictions. It’s understandable, of course; platforms like Facebook and Twitter are for many the primary means of communicating with large groups of people and have collected a huge amount of information about us. These details can reveal a lot about our daily lives and personal convictions, so what’s done with that data is important. However, that it doesn’t all have to be about selling you suspicious dating advertisements or letting the government spy on your cat-video viewing habits. The following list compiles 20 apps and resources that do cool things with your information, from nifty visualizations to clever organization.