ShoZu has expanded its mobile social media service to Photobucket, Dailymotion, Friendster, Twitter and seven additional Web 2.0 and Mobile 2.0 communities. With these 11 new integrations, ShoZu now enables mobile users to interact with their choice of 36 social networks from a single screen on their handsets, reducing the time, effort and money required to upload images, update social profiles and check friends latest posts from the phone.
Photobucket is one of the most popular photo sites in the US, while according to Comscore, Dailymotion is the second largest video sharing website worldwide with 36.2 million unique visitors. Friendster is a global social network that ranks as the 35th most highly visited website on the planet, while Twitter is the micro-blogging service
Other additions to ShoZus roster include photo-sharing site Twitpic; photo and video sharing community Cellfish; interactive personal video dashboard Seesmic; and online storage site Ipernity. They join ShoZus existing integrations, which include Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, Google Picasa, Moblog.uk, and the major web blogging platforms such as Blogger and TypePad.
ShoZu notes that its service extends todays burgeoning social media movement from the web to the mobile world where users spend the majority of their time. Users can send photos or videos to their favourite community with a click, or mass-publish any photo or video to multiple communities and/or email addresses simultaneously, without opening a mobile browser, creating multiple messages, and paying multiple data upload fees from their wireless carrier.
Other features unique to ShoZu include the ability to have friends photostreams, status changes and social network invites sent directly to the handset in the background without mobile navigation or download downtime; send photos at blog quality or full resolution; upload video clips of up to 10 minutes in length; and exchange two-way commenting and messages between the mobile and web.
ShoZus free mobile client is currently pre-installed on newer Motorola and Samsung phones and downloadable to nearly 340 additional handset models. A complete list of compatible phones is available here.
People today often belong to more than one online social media site, including social networking sites, personal blogs and media storage and sharing sites, says ShoZu CEO, Mark Bole. In addition, different social media sites are popular in different parts of the world. Our goal is to provide mobile access to the broadest possible range of communities from the ShoZu service, so that users need only one tool to stay connected on the go. This latest batch of additional sites to our service gives users more choice than ever before. Also, be on the look out for another batch of new destinations added in the upcoming weeks.