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BlackBerry® All-in-One For Dummies® by Dante Sarigumba, Tim Calabro, Robert Kao, William Petz

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Chapter 2. Networking Like a Social Butterfly

In This Chapter

  • Using social networking apps on your BlackBerry

  • Finding out about handy features of some apps

  • Communicating through social networking apps

Social networking tools have become a popular way for people to keep in touch, find jobs, promote businesses, get a date, or just make new friends. Along with the various social networking venues come various communications tools and practices. These include, for example:

  • Information sharing: By updating your status and profile and posting pictures and information about things that you're doing, friends and family know what is going on in your life. Such sharing keeps friends and family better informed without the need to send individual messages to each person.

  • Personal messaging: E-mail is so yesterday. When communicating through the social networking sites, you still send messages like e-mail, but you learn more information about a person to make your message more personal. You can start a conversation by checking out your buddy's pictures to see where he has been lately or comment on his status update.

  • Professional networking: Business is all about who you know. That's why social networking sites are becoming a key way to find jobs and keep those business relationships growing. You can also see who your friends know, and that may provide you with a competitive advantage for securing the job you want.

  • Location tracking: Some social networking tools use the BlackBerry smartphone's GPS to ...

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