In this article we will describe the top 5 recommended Social media apps to run on your i-LAN tablet PC.
Skype is an application for video chatting so you can keep in touch with friends, family or colleagues. You can also Share photos using Skype. The app has a very simple easy to navigate interface.
Before you start using Skype to keep in touch with your friends and family, you need create a profile and add them to your contact list.
You can edit your own profile’s information, Location and contact details to make it easier for people to find you.
You can also share updates, photos and videos by going to your wall. You will then get notified when friends like and comment on your posts
You can Text using Facebook (via messenger apps), chat and have group conversations as well.
You can also Play games and use your favourite apps.
Twitter is a real-time information network that connects you to the latest stories, ideas, opinions and news about what you find interesting.
Simply find the accounts you find most interesting and follow the conversations.
What is a tweet?
A tweet can be a message, an emotion or a picture.
What does it mean to follow someone on Twitter?
When you follow someone you are choosing to see their tweets on your personal tweeter feeds.
How do I know who I’m following?
After you click the ‘Follow’ button on someone’s profile, you’re following them. See a list of people you’re following by clicking on the following link on your profile page or on your home page’s sidebar.
How do I know who is following me?
Twitter sends you an email when someone new follows you. Set up your email preferences to notify you when you have a new follower. The ‘Followers’ link on your profile page or home page’s sidebar will also tell you who is following you.
YouTube is a popular free video-sharing website that lets registered users upload and share video clips online at the YouTube.com website.
Anyone who goes to the site can view the videos that are posted on this site. The videos are anything from beginner videos to more professional videos.
You can put just about anything you want on the YouTube site. You can also watch just about anything on YouTube. There are some great videos out there on YouTube that are very interesting and entertaining and will never be seen anywhere else.
If you just want to watch the videos that are on YouTube, all you need to do is go to the site and watch them. However, registering for the videos is easy as 123. All you do is put in a little information and you are good to go.
Uploading and downloading is easy, relatively fast and depending on your connection to the Internet, may be almost instant.
Google Plus is Google’s new social network. But why start a Google Plus account when you already have a Facebook account? Well, Facebook was developed on the premise that everyone is your “friend”, which isn’t how your social circles work in real life. Google plus is built so that you can intuitively break up all your connections into “circles” and treat each circle separately. (Facebook allows you to do some of the same things but the privacy settings are confusing and constantly changing.)
Google+ is a feature rich app. Here are some of the new awesome features.
Circles: You use Circles to organize the people you follow (as well as who follows you) on Google+. And you can use Circles to organize your stream.
Just click a Circle in the left column to determine which circle of friends sees your posts.
Real-time stream: In Google+, the stream flows as new updates are posted. New updates automatically show up at the top of your stream after you log in, and new comments appear automatically as people comment on the posts.
You’ll quickly realize that you spend much less time refreshing the page and much more time immersed in the info coming across your stream.
Use Circles to manage your stream: You can limit incoming info by clicking specific Circles on the left of the screen. You can open the floodgates to see updates from people that have you in a Circle but that you don’t have in one of yours by clicking the Incoming button.
Hangouts: Think of hangouts as group video chat. You can chat, via video, with up to ten people at a time. You can choose not to be seen or heard, and you can select YouTube videos to share with the others in your hangout.
If you want to chat with someone while others are talking, just use the chat window, or you can have a texting chat with everyone in the hangout.
The sand bar: This grey bar appears at the top of almost every Google product after you log in. Pay attention to two features on the left of the bar:
The red notifications icon tells you how many new things have happened in your feed since you last checked Google+.
The Share… button allows you to share an update to Google+ right from the sand bar.
The advantage to the Sand Bar is that you can use it across the entire Google experience. If you’re in Gmail, you can check your updates and post to Google+ without ever leaving Gmail. If you’re in Google Reader and want to share a post, you can do it right then and there!
Google Plus has a lot of slick features, but the biggest reason to open a Google Plus account is that if you use a lot of Google products you will inevitably get one some day.