Once upon a time, in a not so distant past, social media was looked upon as some sort of novelty, that would fade into obscurity like internet chatrooms, America Online and a million other internet sensations that slowly but surely faded into the memories of the general consciousness. Obviously, unless you have been living under a rock for the last decade, this is no longer the case. In fact, it seems as if social media is here to stay and is only going to be further embedded into our society and how we perceive ourselves as members of that society. Whether this is a good thing or a bad thing remains to be seen, but it seems inevitable either way. On one hand, social media allows to people to connect with each other in ways that were not even imaginable a decade ago. Now, people can communicate across the globe in real time, now news travels fast and every is in on it. But, at the same time, is that communication and connection real? does it make any kind of difference in how we perceive the world? These questions have yet to be answered, so the debate will remain. But, in the meantime, here are some social media apps that are the latest and greatest in the social media revolution.
1. Hoot Suite
Hoot Suite is one of the newest social media app forms because it serves as a social media dashboard, rather than an actual social media site. This allows you to access any and all of your social media sites through the use of the Hoot Suite app, rather than having to log into each one individually. It cuts down on hassles and now you do not have to remember your passwords anymore. The app also allows for easier collaboration amongst a group of people because they can collaborate across all social media platforms, rather than just one at a time.
Flipboard is another one of the social media dashboard apps, which have numerous uses. What makes this one unique from Hoot Suite is the fact that instead of using the traditional timeline approach that many- if not most- social media sites uses, it will take the timeline information and lay it out into cool, magazine-like spreads which are more interactive, entertaining and just plain visually appealing. Social media dashboard apps are the new rage, and you can’t get much better than Flipboard and Hoot Suite.
3. Tweet Deck
Tweet Deck is a Twitter app designed especially for use with iPhones. The app is a great alternative to the Twitter apps that are available, which usually cost some money. This app allows you to goggle between various Twitter accounts, which is handy for people that have multiple accounts. It will save you a lot of time and patience in the process. There are some better Twitter apps out there, but because this one is free, it is a steal for all the features that it does in fact offer.