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April 11, 2011
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Bournemouth University
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An expert in social media has launched a new mobile application for anyone who might be hesitant, inexperienced or need to brush up their social media skills when it comes to Twitter, Social Bookmarking and other forms of social media.

A Bournemouth University expert in social media has launched an exciting new mobile application for anyone who might be hesitant, inexperienced or need to brush up their social media skills when it comes to Twitter, Social Bookmarking and other forms of social media.

Andy Pulman, author of the book 'Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts & More', has created the Social Media Friend, a quick and easy to use application designed to give brief and informative tips on a range of Social Media and how you can get the best out of using it.

The application is available for use on the iPhone, iTouch and iPad as well as soon to be launch on android phones and provides an introduction to the world of Web 2.0, handy hints to getting the most out of using Twitter and an extensive Social Media Glossary to help in understanding key terms and keep people up-to-date with new social media words and phenomena.

"I like to think of it as a friendly guide to helping people get the most out of this new interactive world," said Andy who, as a member of the University's School of Health & Social Care, has produced a range of web resources and initiatives for BU academics and students. An active blogger and 'tweeter', Andy's research explores educational solutions around Web 2.0, gaming experiences, personal narratives and simulation.

"It's a great time to be launching an application like this as Debrett's have just published a guide to etiquette on social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook, in an attempt to help people remain civil online. There are daily incidences of people and organisations using social media in the wrong way or accidentally without knowing the potential consequences which can then cause problems for both businesses and individuals" Andy continued. "The Social Media Friend is a quick and easy-to-use application designed to give you brief and informative information and tips on a range of Social Media and how you can get the best out of using it."

Alongside the application, Andy is also maintaining a Social Media Friend blog and twitter feed to provide further information and support for understanding and navigating the complex world of Social Media.

The Social Media Friend application is available to download now on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/social-media-friend/id426365250?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4


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