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Sunday, January 30, 2011

The Droid X and Social Networking

By Gareth Jale

With social media exploding, the tools to stay connected are constantly changing. From photos to music to thoughts and opinions, sharing your life is a snap in the digital age. With today's smart phones, there are so many kinds of social media that will help you stay connect more than ever. This is one of the most popular phones and the list of social apps for it grows every day, so finding the best tools available can be difficult. Here are some of the best ways to stay connected with your smart phone.

One application that comes preinstalled to the phone is Twitter, which is just effective as its online counterpart. Simply click it to open the menu and you can search Twitter for users or specific tweets and see what your friends and favorite celebrities are up to. Of course, social networking is meaningless unless you contribute, and the Twitter app makes it a breeze to update and post your own tweets to let all your friends and followers know what's going on in your life. You can post photos and tweets, retweet, and share links to your favorite sites all from your phone. If you tweet a lot, it may be a good idea to protect your phone's sensitive screen from fingernail damage with a screen protector.

For the Twitter fanatic, the relatively new app Memetweets will keep you posted on all of the happenings in the Twitter universe. It combs the website for the most popular links and tweets by looking at the number of shares and retweets and lets you know what people are buzzing about.

And just like Twitter, Facebook will also be preinstalled into your phone. Even more than a personalized case, a Facebook profile helps you carve out your own digital identity. Facebook is the undisputed king of social media, and the Droid's mobile app makes several changes to the Facebook page you're used to seeing on your computer. Overall the streamlined look greatly improves the site's navigation for your Droid. You can upload pictures, change your status, and keep track of what's going on in all your friends' lives anywhere you are.

As social media grows, it takes on new forms. Flicker is also a very popular site that allows users to share all their photos with the online world, and the Droid app will let you upload your photos to your account and keep an eye on what your friends are taking pictures of. is a music based social media platform. You'll be able to enjoy all your music straight from your Droid X (There are countless accessories that can improve your listening experience), and share all your tunes with your friends while checking out what they're currently listening to. It catalogs what you're enjoying at the moment and makes recommendations of other bands you may like, and boasts one of the largest online catalogs available.

Those are only a few of the most popular apps that are available for this device. Countless others exist and are gaining popularity every day. Applications such as Foursquare, Urban Kite, and Meebo are all helping to change the face of social media. With more sites and apps showing up daily, the world of mobile social networking will continue to evolve and grow. The Motorola Droid is one of the best tools to keep up with these changes and stay connected with the online world.

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