Jaxtr Providing Phone Links To Social Networks

Jaxtr launched a phone application that connects people at social networks and blogs without needing to download a desktop application. Basically you put in your phone number and the application links you with the number they have on record of the blogger or other social networker.

An example can be seen on the Jaxtr blog.

LinkedIn co-founder Konstantin Guericke has joined the Jaxtr team. Guericke was vice president of marketing at the social-networking site for professionals, and his experience in the space should prove invaluable to Jaxtr.

People connect by clicking on Jaxtr application on profiles at LinkedIn or any of a large number of social networking sites that are adopting the application. Jaxtr supports MySpace, LinkedIn, Tagged, Friendster, Hi5, Tagged, Xanga, and Blogger.

Users click on a Jaxtr link, enter a phone number, and the two Jaxtr users will be connected through a special number assigned by Jaxtr.

I tried it at their blog and was forwarded to a voicemail at Jaxtr. It could be a very handy tool.

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Frank Watson has been involved with the Web since it started. For the past five years, he headed SEM for FXCM -- at one time one of the top 25 spenders with AdWords. He has worked with most of the major analytics companies and pioneered the ability to tie online marketing with offline conversion.

He has now started his own marketing agency, Kangamurra Media. This new venture will keep him busy when he is not editing the Search Engine Watch forums, blogging at a number of authoritative sites, and developing some interesting online community sites.

He was one of the first 100 AdWords Professionals, a Yahoo and Overture Ambassador, and a member or mod of many of the industry forums. He is also on the Click Quality Council and has worked hard to diminish click fraud.