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I’ve been looking into social media aggregators for awhile because they are a.) fun to use and b.) a huge time saver. When my clients ask what they can do to inexpensively promote their businesses I suggest they start (or improve upon) using social media. Claim your business listing on Yelp and Google Places, set up a Facebook page, start a Twitter feed, share your expertisevia a blog … things like that. I usually get a glassy stare and the words “I don’t have time for that”. Well, social media aggregators remove that excuse.
I’ve tested Ping.fm, Brizzly and several others but Seesmic rises above for both it’s desktop and mobile versions. You can log in to use it in a browser, download a desktop version or get the app via your Apps Store (iPhone/Android/BlackBerr flavors available) with all the details at seesmic.com. No kickbacks or anything here, I just love it and want to share.
Once installed you have the ability post one 120 character update to Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and any other configurable service ALL at once. One post = many places = yay! It features a built-in link shortener and photo uploader, even adding video is easy.
It also surprised me by providing a very appealing way to view others’ updates. With Twitter’s new photo and video preview, Seesmic transforms my Twitter experience into a magazine-like display. Much nicer than scrolling for 10,000 years! If you try it out, let me know what you think. If you have a different one you love, tell me about it.
About the author
As the owner of Pixel Lava Interactive I've helped hundreds of small businesses and nonprofits with websites, graphic design and more. I hope you'll find this blog full of useful information.
~ Ame Stanko