Some New Tools of the Social Media Trade

Over the last couple of weeks, I have been messing with three new (or semi-new) products that dip into the social media world. There is nothing “today” about any of these–just was thinking about some of the useful tools and tips along the way, and I realized I had made some changes.

The first new product I am using now is Hello Text which also has a pretty nice mobile interface. Now, the reason I like Hello Text is the overly large number of social networks I can update concurrently. It has more than 50 social networks in its network–and they are adding more to it. Until I discovered Hello Text, I was a pretty loyal Ping.FM user–the problem I have with Ping is that they seemed to have stopped developing against it.

Hello Text is in public beta now–and they seem to be adding to its capabilities. The next ask I would have is the ability to update via an IM source other than Google Talk (although I am on G-Talk, I am just not a huge fan).

Since I am on the go a lot–between the LIRR, going building to building in NYC and travel–I keep an eye out for better than good Twitter apps for my BB. On my iPhone I am pretty loyal to Twitterific. On RIM I had been using Twitterberry for more than a year. Recently someone sent me a link for Uber Twitter anpd it has been a great addition–even took Twitterberry off my BB. Click here from your BB for the client. Again this is an open-beta produt. The nice things about Uber Twitter are that it auto-updates–rather than a manual process. Also, it has some LBS capability, its own picture platform and allows you to manage yoru follow list from the client. Really the only complaint I have is that I can not (or have not figured out how to) get into my DM’s.

The final new addition to my social media arsenal is actually a way to tone-down the number of updates that I send to Facebook via Twitter. I have been using the FB app Selective Twitter for a few months–and not only do I like the results, but my FB/non-Twitter friends do too. I just put a #FB after the Tweets I want to send to FB and those get posted. No has-tag, no FB update. The two complaints that I have–and they are minor is 1-the Tweets are included in the #fb search and 2-I sometimes for get to include the tag with the Tweet.

So there you have it–two beta products ot mess with–and one to help you keep friends. Let me know what you are using in social media world–always happy to take a look.

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