AT&T Launches Social Networking Application My Communities
AT&T has launched a new downloadable gateway, My Communities, which lets users create and manage multiple social networking accounts through a single dashboard view on their mobile phone.
My Communities was developed by Intercasting Corporation, a mobile social networking company. According to AT&T, the new gateway currently offers various social networks, including MySpace, the mobile-only community Rabble, blogging sites including LiveJournal and Xanga and the photo-sharing site Photobucket. My Communities also features sites whose members share common characteristics such as ethnicity (AsianAve, BlackPlanet, MiGente) or faith (FaithBase).
Subscribers get access to additional sites when they are added to My Communities and will be alerted to updates when they launch the application. Through My Communities, subscribers can register for social sites directly from their phone without having to go to the web.
My Communities is also claimed to allow users to upload photos from their phone, view and respond to new messages, approve and deny friend requests and view and post new comments across multiple sites. Users can alternatively click to enter a specific site for a more customized experience.
Shawn Conahan, founder and chief executive of Intercasting, said: “We are excited to be serving AT&T, MySpace and so many other popular social networking partners to bring a mobile-centric representation of these addictive, popular communities to consumers.”