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iPhone Apps for Social Networking Made Easy

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If you are social media marketer, chances are you slightly obsessed with your mobile device.  I personally tend to check most of my email and keep up with all my different social media profiles straight from my iPhone, rather thanWordpress-social-media-marketing-1 doing it directly from my PC.  If I am out and about, and a something pops into my head that I want to share I can do one of two things: I can wait until I get in front of a computer (and desperately try to remember what it was I wanted to post) or I can grab my iPhone from my purse and do it instantly.  I don’t know about you, but for me the latter is a much better option.


Made popular by iPhones, there are now apps for just about anything.  In November 2009, Apple announced that over 100,000 apps had been added to the iTunes store.  Some apps are free, some are worthless and some never work when you need them to.  Once you sift through all the garbage though, there are some apps that can make the social networking experience simpler and more fun.  Here are some of my personal favorites:

Wordpress: With the Wordpress app for iPhone, you no longer must carry your laptop with you to update or modify your blog.  You can write posts, upload photos, make changes, and even manage comments straight from your phone.

Audioboo: This app allows you to easily record audio up to 5 minutes in length and then upload to the web for podcasts on-the-go to family, friends, and social networks.
Facebook:  I definitely use Facebook more on my phone than I do through the website.  Almost anything that can be done on the website can be done on the iPhone.  You can update statuses, check friend requests, send messages, manage fan pages, and even upload photos.

LinkedIn: Just as with Facebook, with the LinkedIn app you can search, research and invite.

Echofon:  There are many great Twitter apps such as Tweetdeck, Tweetie, Twitterific and Twinkle, but my personal favorite is definitely Echofon.  Some benefits of Echofon are: simple to use, easy to switch between multiple accounts, supports lists, supports Flickr and supports iPhone push notification.

Flickr:  Sharing images is a vital part of social media networking, and the Flickr makes it easy to upload and share images taken from your iPhone.

If you are social media marketer, chances are you're slightly obsessed with your mobile device. I tend to check most of my email and keep up with all my different social media profiles straight from my iPhone, rather than doing it directly from my PC. If I am out and about and something pops into my head that I want to share, I can do one of two things:  I can wait until I get in front of a computer (and desperately try to remember what it was I wanted to post) or I can grab my iPhone from my purse and do it instantly. I don’t know about you, but for me the latter is a much better option.

Made popular by Apple, there are now apps for just about anything. In November 2009, Apple announced that over 100,000 apps had been added to the iTunes store.  Some are free, some are worthless and some never work when you need them to. But, once you sift through all the garbage, there are some apps that can make the social networking experience simpler and more fun. Here are some of my favorites:

Wordpress: With the Wordpress app, you no longer need to carry your laptop with you to update or modify your blog. You can write posts, upload photos, make changes and even manage comments straight from your phone.

audioboo-social-media-marketing-2Audioboo: This app allows you to easily record audio of up to 5 minutes in length and then upload it to the Web for podcasts on-the-go to family, friends and social networks.  

 

 

 

 

 

facebook-social-media-marketing-3FaceBook: I definitely use Facebook on my phone more than I do through the website. Almost anything that can be done on the site can be done on the iPhone. You can update your status, check friend requests, send messages, manage fan pages and even upload photos.

 

 

 

 

linked_in-social-mendia-marketing-4LinkedIn: Just as with Facebook, the LinkedIn app lets you search, research and invite.

 

 

 

 

 

echofon-social-media-marketing-5Echofon:  There are many great Twitter apps, such as Tweetdeck, Tweetie, Twitterific and Twinkle, but my favorite is definitely Echofon. Some of Echofon's benefits are that it's simple to use, easy to switch between multiple accounts, and it supports lists, Flickr and iPhone push notification.

 

 

 

 

flickr-social-media-marketing-6Flickr:  Sharing images is a vital part of social media networking, and the Flickr app makes it easy to upload and share images taken from your iPhone.

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