Hopefully, with some help from our blog posts, you’ve been submerging yourself into the wonderfulness of social media. You should be happily posting, tweeting, and vlogging your life experiences to be shared with the world. But you might not always be at your computer or have a laptop at hand when that hilarious tweet idea strikes you suddenly, or when the pancake you just ordered looks just like that famous person. The world must know!
Thankfully, there is a solution: going mobile. All the social networks know that it’s important for people to share and connect instantly, wherever they may be. And smartphones these days are in abundance. Putting two and two together, being mobile on social media is the handy way forward. And it couldn’t be easier.
If you own a smartphone, the hard part is out of the way (if you don’t own a smartphone, the hard part will be saving up for one). You’ll find the apps for each of your social network in the relevant place where you normally download your apps, or sometimes even already pre-installed (e.g. YouTube on the iPhone). A simple search for “Facebook” or “Instagram” will lead straight to the right place. What’s great is that all of these are all user-friendly and formatted to work well with your smartphone. Before you know it, you’ll be Liking, commenting, retweeting, and watching videos on-the-go.
Whilst being able to constantly update and be updated on your social networks makes going mobile fantastic, having your smartphone’s camera linked directly to them is one of the best parts. So, if your cappuccino foam looks awesome, you can snap a pic and post straight on to Facebook – all done on your phone. If the sun’s out and you’re walking the dog, shoot a quick video and tweet it straight out using Vine. And of course, Instagram is designed and built for the smartphone, so all the convenience is there from the get-go.
Another unique feature is having the ability to share your location. Social media has become more and more about the “in-the-now” moment. Before, blogging may have been about recounting recent or past events. But now, as the moments come to you in life, you can make a move instantly. Sharing your location makes your posts more ‘live’, letting people know where you experienced what you’re sharing, and might even suggest them to do the same. Facebook does this really well (which you can also cleverly combine with a picture), and Foursquare is all about location, location, location.
So wherever you may be, so long as you have your phone on you and a decent Internet signal, you’re ready to be sharing things in-the-moment, on-the-go. What social media apps do you use? Let us know in the comments below!