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4 networking apps to try

Don’t let MS get in the way of getting to know your peers and colleagues.

by Darren Flomberg

In “Simple truths about online networking,” Darren Flomberg, a vocational rehabilitation counselor, explored how online networking can be effective for making contacts and building relationships important to a career. “For many people with multiple sclerosis, fatigue, cognitive or speech issues and mobility challenges can make attending professional conferences, classes or even casual get-togethers difficult,” he writes. Here, Flomberg shares four useful tools for online networking using an Apple or Android smartphone.

  • Card Munch allows you to take a picture of a business card with your smartphone’s camera, and then import the information into your LinkedIn account or contact list.
  • Bump allows users to exchange selected files or photos by holding their phones and bumping them together.
  • Facebook Mobile is the mobile version of the site, while Facebook Messenger allows you to send and receive messages from your Facebook account on your phone.
  • Evernote is a Web-based “notebook” that allows you to save notes, articles, files and images that you can share with contacts. An Evernote app then allows users to leverage their Evernote notebook on the go.
Darren Flomberg is a vocational rehabilitation counselor. He was diagnosed with relapsing-remitting MS in 2007.
Fall 2013
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