by | Jan 27, 2012 | Social Media/Networking

If I’ve been asked once, I’ve been asked a thousand times:  “How do you keep up with all the Social Media channels, Dave?”

I’ve never actually worried about that myself.  I. just. do.

But I realize not everyone is as afflicted as me…they just want to get the most they can out of their social networks…not LIVE on them.

Thanks to Tokyo-based voice-actor Mark Weitzman, I got a tip about an online service just out of “beta” that may be what you’re looking for. lets you aggregate 220 social media channels into one interface.  You can even get your email there…read, write, post, answer, Tweet, Blog, retweet, FaceBook, YouTube, Tumblr…seemingly everything you’d need to stay in touch…all at one stop.

This program is simple enough to understand, but I’ve just spent the last couple of hours configuring all my channels, and I’m still not done.  You may not have the same challenge, but the POP email account was specifically difficult to get going.  The jury’s still out for me on this aggregation site.  I can see the allure in using a site like this, but I think I’d always worry I’m missing something in the fully-featured native app.

Let me know what you think.  I admire the Alternion developers for a well-designed and technically intuitive interface.  Maybe like all the other sites (faceBook?) it just takes a little getting used to.

For a great explainer article on Alternion and two other similar sites, see the review on

Thanks, Mark!





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