My Favorite Ways to Stay in the Loop


We live in a connected world. I was listening to the radio on the way to school this morning and heard the recent statistic that a teenager in California sent 303,000 text messages last month. This outrageous number highlights the truth that we are in a connected world.

So what are some of the ways that we stay connected? Macworld did an article on ways to stay connected through an iPhone, one of the most integrated technologies of our time. The article highlights four ways to stay connected: Update your blog-For a full-featured blogging client that works with just about any service, try IllumineX’s iBlogger (; $10). iBlogger displays your 11 most recent posts and lets you edit them or delete them entirely.

Listen to podcasts on demand-While most Web sites don’t stream audio or video in iPhone-friendly formats, the iTunes Store application offers instant gratification. The app lets you not only download new podcasts, but stream them, so you don’t even have to wait for them to finish downloading before you start listening

Stream the Radio-The free NPR Addict app from Pass Time Software offers access to recently aired episodes of popular shows from National Public Radio stations

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These four areas are highlighted in the Macworld article.

Along with staying connected through your iPhone, I find myself using network interfaces to stay connected with friends like Twitter, Facebook and others.

Check back tomorrow for some other great ways to stay in the loop or leave a comment on how you stay connected.

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