Social Media Tools Review – Hoots and Pings

Hoot PingToday, I’m going to share with you two very powerful (and free) tools to use for not just Twitter, but all of your major social networking sites like Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace and more!

The first social media tool is Ping.fm

Ping.fm is a social media distribution application. In simple words, you can type your message once and it goes to every social media site you have associated with your Ping.fm account. The beauty here is you can associate nearly every major social network with this application, allowing you to spend more time focusing on the message you’re sending out rather than worrying about getting that message into all of your social networks.

IMPORTANT UPDATE 3/5/13: HootSuite has acquired Seesmic, who acquired Ping.fm… Enjoy HootSuite!

The second social media tool is HootSuite

HootSuite, like Ping.fm allows you to associate your social networking profiles, but here’s the part that makes HootSuite shine over all others: not only can you associate multiple Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter and even Ping.fm accounts, but you can schedule your status updates for weeks or even months out in advance and the built in reporting is simply amazing.

The conclusion of the matter is this: social media can be very powerful, but it can also be extremely time consuming. By leveraging these two social media tools, you can get more content out to more places in far less time!

Reply with your questions or comments about Ping.fm and HootSuite.

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