Social Media Time Saving Tip

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What I am going to share with you is not new, but I am surprised at how many people do not use this time saving source. is a resource that I want everyone to know about. If you aren’t using it then you need to rethink the reason why. If you are using this wonderful tool then maybe I can share with you some more helpful tips to help in your successes.

In there own words:

“ is a simple and FREE service that makes updating your social networks a snap!”

To me the best part is that the service is free and you can post from anywhere with their mobile, instant messenger and email apps. They also work along with hundreds of other 3rd party apps to make updating your status simple and fast. was recently acquired by Seesmic making the service much more powerful. You can send an update and it can be submitted instantly to 50+ social networks including Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, Ning, WordPress, TypePad, Yammer, and many more.

My favorite part about using this valuable resource is that I can post from my iPhone from anywhere sharing with my friends and family something cool. For example, I recently sent an update to all my friends to over 20 of my social networks right from my phone. The update was sent from the beautiful mountains of Utah stating that I had just finished a Half Marathon.

Here is a very short video I created showing how easy it is to sign up and start using today:

There is also a trick to update your Google Buzz account via and here are the steps:

1. Of course you must have a account, sign up here –

2. Add Gtalk by clicking “Add Network” at the page

    3. Next enter your email address and password associated with your Google buzz account then click submit:

      4. And for the last step, you need to add Gtalk as a connected service by logging into your Google Buzz account. See images below for steps:

        That is it, your posts will now automatically post to your Google Buzz account. Most other social networks are much easier to add as you can see in the video I shared above.

        There are some things you need to know with using as a social media tool. You need to remember that it is simply a tool that will help save you time. It is not an automated tool that will make you millions or get you more followers necessarily. I see many people abuse the tool to the point that they are not being social anymore with their friends and followers. As we know, Social Media is all about the conversation and being social. If all you are doing is submitting updates and not a part of the discussion then you will loose out on what social media really is.

        Here are some helpful tips and reminders to save time but still be social:

        • Only use as a status update service and not your only means of connecting to your social networks
        • Post your status updates and make sure you still login to your social network profiles to be a part of the dialogue
        • Don’t overdue it with your submissions, you will loose a lot of friends and followers this way
        • Use other tools to help you in the conversation (e.g. Seesmic, Hootsuite, or Tweetdeck)

        In conclusion, is simply a tool for us as marketers and individuals to use to help us save time when conversing and sharing stuff with our friends and followers. This free resource has the ability to help us be more productive if we use it correctly and wisely. Bear in mind that any tool can be abused, so just be careful. Also always remember to have fun.

        Garrett Pierson

        Garrett Pierson

        Garrett Pierson is Founder and President of New Generation Consulting, a consulting firm specializing in search engine optimization, social media, website conversion, and success. He... Read Full Bio
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        • andykuiper

          Thanks Garrett – looks like a nice tool and your video helps explain it's use very well – appreciate the tip 🙂
          Andy Kuiper – SEO

        • David Wells

          Garrett, thanks for the tips!

          I love using to update multiple places at once.

          I use Converse ( or hootsuite to schedule out the updates ahead of time to take some of the time suck of social media out of the equation.

        • Vincent Wright

          I'm a big time fan of (Sadly, I must confess that I ignored it for well over a year after having my account…But, then it dawned on me what a good, useful tool it is so, I'm been using it almost daily, now…)

        • Allen – Social Marketer

          But there are many who don't use that tool yet! I really appreciate your conclusion as you had made it clear on its usage or else that would be my comment here 🙂

        • Ben Sinclair

          Amazing tool! I found it the other week and it has definitely saved me hours already!

        • Poonam Bhatt

          I used it many time. I love this tool!

        • GWS Media

          Thanks for this!!! out of curiosity, have you discovered any major difference between this and Hootlet?!

        • GWS Media

          Thanks for this!!! out of curiosity, have you discovered any major difference between this and Hootlet?!