Social networking refers to a multi-media social structure that initially sparks communication between groups, individuals, and organizations. The most commonly recognized social networking web sites are Facebook, LinkedIn, and MySpace. However, there are various other social networking web sites available to use with the high demand for them and their growing success rates. Companies can use social networking to gain credibility, foster employee relationships, build a forum for communication with customers, and in most cases, boost sales (Brottlund, 2009). My first blog presentation was on BlackBerry Solutions, and their importance in the business world. When I was searching on BlackBerry’s Home Page, I found a link to their different Social Networking, or third-party, outlets. One of the first choices on the page was Mobile Tribe. Its description intrigued me because it claimed that I could share all of my pictures, music, and video’s across different Social Media networks, with one application.
Mobile Tribe lets you organize your own personal world by blending all of your online social and personal communities, address books, videos and music into one easy to use application (Mobile Tribe, 2010). This allows mobile phone users who use Mobile Tribe to branch out to multiple communities such as Facebook, Myspace, Yahoo, Google, and more. These communities enable users to communicate, socialize, share and enjoy different aspects of their lives, and Mobile Tribe allows you to share information between mediums on one screen. By simply choosing the top five applications that you would like to appear on your Mobile Tribe screen, it allows you to personalize the application to fit your lifestyle. Whether it is business or family oriented, Mobile Tribe can keep you organized and up to date on various different networks at once. With its easy to use design and smooth operation, Mobile Tribe allows you to communicate with friends and family globally, receive alerts for events, read and post to blogs, download/upload pictures, play, recommend and share music and videos.
I downloaded MobileTribe onto my phone, and I was instantly impressed. I had always thought that it would be so convenient if I could have just one screen with different pages on it to choose from. Whenever I accessed the internet on my phone before, it was usually open to Facebook, but most of the time that’s not what I would want to look at. I have accounts on two other Social Media networks, and this program allowed me to put them, along with Facebook, on one simple page on my phone that I could scroll through, and click on as I pleased. I was able to develop and stay updated on my conversations with people as well. Having access to share my pictures between the mediums was really convenient as well. I don’t have to spend the time on my laptop waiting to upload albums to different networks because I can just do it one time, and share the pictures using Mobile Tribe. I plan on keeping Mobile Tribe on my phone unless it starts giving me problems for some reason. Until then, I am very impressed and would recommend this application to anyone who can download it because it’s so convenient.
Mobile Tribe Management Corporation. (2010). MobileTribe: Your Online Messaging and
Communication Organizer. Retrieved from http://www.mobiletribe.net.
Brottlund, B. (19 Feb. 2009). Companies using Social Media to Boost Sales. Retrieved from