February 7, 2012 | by Andrew Kameka
The plethora of social networks can be great for providing interaction with different audiences and formats, but it can also be a lot of work. Seesmic Ping is designed for users who have multiple accounts and want to post to them all at once. It’s quick, efficient, time-saving, and much more.
Seesmic Ping is the simplified vision of Ping.fm, which sought to do something similar. With the just launched Android app, Seesmic Ping can broadcast to multiple accounts and networks. So a social media manager or chatterbox could post an update on their Twitter and have that same message instantly sent to Facebook, LinkedIn, or Salesforce. The app can even send to multiple accounts and fan pages, so your personal and website accounts could be updated simultaneously.
Aside from being a multi-platform sidekick, Ping can also be an assistant for saving drafts and scheduling. For instance, imagine if you want to make a post at 4:30 PM in four days but don’t want to remember or return to your accounts to do so. Ping can save a draft – including text, photos, and links – and post at the designated time. Users can do this for multiple tweets or status updates, and then cancel or publish immediately by going to the Pending section of the app.
As someone who manages multiple social media accounts on multiple networks, this is something that I can definitely get behind. Heck, this is even useful if you just have one account but want to be able to schedule posts. I love the simplicity of the design and how easy it is to post to all linked accounts or pick and choose based on each post. A free Seesmic.com account will keep track of all those accounts, so download Ping from the Market to start managing them in one place.