It seems as though social media changes on a daily basis, with new sites and applications popping up so frequently it could make your head spin. The issue that bears constantly in mind is the idea that, while it is called “Social Networking,” there is very little social benefit to using these sites. When is the last time you actually made a new and tangible connection on a social networking site? There are plenty of dating apps out there, but this can still seem taboo in many people’s minds, and the risk of meeting a random partner doesn’t bode well with many users. It seems social media keeps us away from actual social interaction, and keeps us behind our computers more often than not.
By Carmel DeAmicis On August 22, 2013When you’re a reporter covering a startup that hasn’t been written about yet you feel a bit like you’re taking away its media virginity. The founders are so fresh-faced, bright-eyed and innocent. That’s…
Social media is one of the fastest growing, most exciting and unpredictable industries. In just the past few years, it has gone from nonexistence, to something used only by teenagers and lonely singles, to something that is almost as important as breathing for any person hoping to keep in the know. Companies are finally starting to take notice of the importance of social media, and they are devoting real resources to becoming a presence online. It is hard to say exactly what will happen in the near future, as one of the main features of social media is its unpredictability. But what is certain is that it is going to be a bigger force than it has ever been before.
Finding a job is not as easy as we would like it to be, what with the huge number of people looking to make a living, and the economy not doing as well as everyone would want it to. The competition is tough, to say the least, and every job seeker – new graduate and experienced alike – has to make sure he has an edge over other job seekers.
And when it comes to finding a job, there usually is no way around it – a resume is needed. But gone are the days when the traditional resume is enough to catch the attention of employers and head hunters. That is not to say that traditional resumes are not being used. They are.
There is, however, the fact that there are more resources which job seekers can utilize to catch the eye of potential employers. Enter the social resume.
So you’ve got a new Android phone, and you couldn’t be more proud of yourself for resisting the Apple temptation. You might even be as avid a fan as this Android user, who seems to remind me of some people I know. ((Kidding. Not.))
In any case, there is much to be said about top of the line Android phones. Just like there is much to be said about the iPhone. If you prefer Android, then so be it. It all boils down to personal choice.
Now, what about apps? Social apps are probably the first things that will come to mind, and understandably so. The good news is that you’ll get a lot more free apps for this platform, so to help you, here are seven must-have social apps for Android.