Social networking has evolved into a multi-billion dollar industry. Facebook alone is achieving nearly 100 million unique mobile users each month. It’s a big pie, and there are many small companies out there looking to claim a slice for themselves, which has led to thousands of different social apps on iTunes. To make some sense of that madness, this list includes five that are must-haves for your social arsenal.
Most social networking apps tend to specialize in a particular social network. Flipboard, on the other hand, integrates Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, RSS feeds and nearly any other social media source. In fact, if Flipboard doesn’t support it directly, it isn’t difficult to customize it to do so. What really sets Flipboard apart, however, is how it parses and presents that information. It allows the user to view social media as a digital magazine, including organizing by cover stories, news, genres and other categories. [Read more…]