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Microsoft Mango Simplifies Social Media

VoiceNation announces advantages of using social media to help promote your business.

May 25, 2011 – The social media stamp of keeping in touch with friends has evolved into a key form of business marketing. Social media is being used as a highly effective business tool to help businesses promote themselves. If you do not currently have an account with a social networking site, now is the time to jump on board. Internet users are using social media to seek brands and products, and without a social network business account, your company is missing out on chances to be seen.

Some find social media intimidating. “There are so many sites, how do I choose the right one for my business? How will I have time to keep them all up-to-date? Is there a way to streamline all the different forms of media? It's so overwhelming.” Microsoft has addressed these concerns with the launch of their latest iteration of the Windows Phone mobile OS, Mango. “Mango makes any Windows Phone a social media machine,” Microsoft says.

According to Microsoft company reps, Mango has about 500 new features, including social media integration, a linked inbox, and “threads,” which gather texts, Facebook chats and Windows Live Messenger snippets into a single conversation. The official Mango press release reads that the smartphone experience can often be a “sea” of disconnected apps, from calls, texts, email and instant messages to status updates, Tweets, check-ins, photo posting and tagging. To help people stay on top of that growing complexity, the Mango release organizes information around the person or group people want to interact with, not the app they have to use.

With technology making it so easy for users to be intrigued and constantly engaged with social media, businesses need to take advantage of this free promotional tool. LinkedIn, a business-related social networking site recently reached 100 million users in March 2011. Facebook, for example, was originally created for students only, but has opened its arms to both non-student members and businesses over the past several years.

According to Facebook:
The site currently has over 600 million active users
50% of active users log into Facebook every day
The average user has 130 friends
People spend over 700 billion minutes per month on Facebook
About 70% of Facebook users are outside the United States
There are more than 250 million active users currently accessing Facebook through their mobile device
People that use Facebook on their mobile device are twice as active on Facebook than non-mobile users

VoiceNation knows the importance of social networking. “As the industry leader in telecommunications, we strive to develop the most innovative voice communications technology available. Our customers rely on our experience and expertise when utilizing our virtual PBX, voicemail, and live answering services. Social media is yet another way we can reach our customers to make sure we continue to exceed their expectations,” states Jay Reeder, President of VoiceNation.

VoiceNation utilizes social media to connect with their customers, offer current promotions, keep customers up-to-date on product offerings, and provide technical tips. VoiceNation has the reputation of being the industry expert and continues to grow their business with the help of social networking.

About VoiceNation:

VoiceNation, America's leader in virtual pbx and voicemail, was founded in 2002 by CEO Jay Reeder and opened their Next Generation call centers in 2009. The company has grown to serve more than 40,000 customers including FEMA, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Dell, AIG and the U.S. Coast Guard. They leverage the very latest in proprietary technology solutions in order to deliver quality call answering services at the lowest cost to their customers. To learn more about VoiceNation and their services, please visit www.voicenation.com.

For more information, contact:
Graham C. Taylor
Media Relations
1.866.766.5050, ext. 150
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