I have to say that of all the tools I have found, Ping.fm dulls the pain of updating mutiple social networking sites better than anything else. If you have friends and students split between twitter, myspace and facebook, the chore of updating statuses and tweets gets tedious at best. What I was looking for several months ago was a place I could go to make one post that would push to all those places. Ping.fm does just that. I log in (or click the button on my iPhone) type my status/tweet and viola, it’s done. It appears that I am taking the time to update all those places without taking the time to update all those places.
And the best part? It’s simple. It doesn’t try and cram 900 features into what should be a text box and a post button. It’s only real feature besides its accessibility and compatibility is that it allows you to group your statuses, blogs, etc. and choose which group any particular post applies to before sending it out.
Did I mention that it works with EVERYTHING? By everything I mean Jaiku, Tumblr, iMeem, WordPress, del.icio.us… a total of 30 social networking platforms at the time of this post.
I find that it seems like I am always recommending this to friends, acquaintences and strangers looking at my iPhone, and couldn’t believe I had not shared it here. Basically, if you have more than one platform for connecting with people online, you have to start using ping.fm period.