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How Facebook Can Drive Sales and Donations

How Facebook Can Drive Sales and Donations

Francine Kizner, Entrepreneur


Check out these applications that can help you get a handle on your social networks.

-Digsby (

A desktop IM, e-mail and social media aggregation app that brings together Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and LinkedIn, as well as multiple e-mail and IM programs

-Flock (

This social media web browser gives you quick views of your friends’ activity on various networks, allows drag-and-drop media sharing and has a built-in RSS reader to track buzz around your brand.

-FriendFeed (

A social network built around aggregating social networks, FriendFeed has you create a lifestream of all your online activity and lets you see and comment on all your friends’ online activity.

-HelloTXT (

A status blaster program that lets you update multiple social networks via web, SMS or e-mail

-iGoogle (

Google’s personalized home page lets you add Gadgets for various social networks to get an overview of recent activity.

-Minggl (

This browser plug-in for IE and Firefox gives you a toolbar and a sidebar to keep track of contacts, link up your profiles, send cross-platform messages and do mass status updates.

-PageFlakes (

This personalized home page application gives you widgets where you can see the latest activity in multiple social networks. (

A status blaster tool that lets you update multiple social networks via SMS, IM, e-mail and other mobile and desktop apps

-Tweetdeck (

This desktop dashboard lets you manage Twitter, Facebook and 12seconds updates, and also allows you to set up filters and friend groups to help manage a large network

-Twhirl (

This Adobe Air desktop app brings together Twitter, FriendFeed, Seesmic and, letting you send and receive updates and sending notifications for personal messages.

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