Austin, TX (PRWEB) June 04, 2012
Since Apple released the iPhone 4s , for many it has evolved into a virtual personal assistant. Siri allows the user to make and edit notes, book appointments, check the weather, send emails and text messages, and even set an alarm--all without having to ever fumble around with their mobile phone.
All of these tasks are managed by simple voice commands, and this Siri isn’t simply some voice recognition tool; “she” actually understands the commands, which makes it almost scary to think about how advanced technology is. Not only does Siri serve as a personal secretary; she can help manage social media accounts as well.
Here’s the rundown…
Siri doesn’t want to help the user with Twitter or Facebook at all. She has the nerve to actually say she cannot help use social media and will wait for their next response. Of course, social media hooligans always find a way to reach out audience and networks one way or another. Here’s how to use Siri to manage social media:
1- Find the Country Short Codes
One should go to Twitter.com and Facebook.com to grab the short codes for their country. Example: codes are 40404 & 32665 for the United States. Twitter & Facebook users text (Start) to those codes for Twitter and (Hello) for Facebook. Then it’s just a simple matter of following instructions.
2- Save The Short Codes (40404 & 32665) in the Phone Book
The next step in the process is naming the two numbers under contacts in the phone as Twitter and Facebook. This way it’s easily accessible for updating and tweeting.
3- Post a Status Update
After getting contact info stored away, all users have to do now is tell Siri to “Send a text to Facebook,” which will end up appearing as a status update.
4- Social Media Tasks by Siri
Anything that’s doable via text can be done via Siri: follow, unfollow, turn notifications off and on, RT or retweet, send messages--and the list goes on.
Tip: Sometimes Siri can get a bit confused with the spoken words “Twitter" and "Facebook.” If this becomes an issue, it can be solved by, for example, editing one’s Facebook contact name to “First Name (Face), Last Name (Book)."
The bottom line is that social media never sleeps, and the world is becoming more and more mobile. Siri really makes life on the go a whole lot easier. This is not intended to be used nor does it work as a HootSuite , Seesmic or TweetDeck management tool, but it does enable the user to become a part of conversations online without ever having to touch the keypad.
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