Because I like to stay connected to all of my social media outlets, I am finding that I use apps on my iPhone more than I do my laptop to keep up-to-date.
Here are the apps that I have been using a lot in between track events and baseball games:
Twitter - I check Twitter more than any other app. I love keeping up with all of the wonderful people in my PLN.
Feedly- This is really a wonderful app. My RSS feeds build up fast and the Feedly app makes it easy to peruse through the long list of blog posts and articles.
Facebook - My friends and family are always with me through this app. It seems that the Facebook app keeps getting better and better with each update. I particularly like the new message feature.
Instagram - I used to use Insagram quite a bit in the past, but now I only occasionally check it out. I guess this is one social media outlet that just didn't stick with me. I do still enjoy the posts made by my sons and friends.
Scoop.it - this is by far one of the best sites for curating the web that I have ever found. I just love Scoop.it and the visual way that I am able to capture great finds on the Internet. Check out my Scoop.it Project Showcase of sites and projects we have done through out the years.
Snapchat - I started using Snapchat to connect with my nieces while they are away at college. Snapchat allows you to take a picture or video and send it to others. The catch is that when you receive a Snapchat you can only view the picture for a few seconds and then it is gone. You cannot save or capture the picture. It's like getting a snapshot of a moment in time. What I love is that I feel more connected to my nieces that I ever have in the past and it's due to this wonderful little app.
As you can see, each app connects me to different groups of people and serves a special purpose. Even though I love my social networking, my favorite way to connect with people is still face to face.
Here's hoping you have a wonderful, connected day!