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The iPhone was the best thing to happen to social networks since Facebook. The social revolution brought us a ton of new ways to communicate, but it was really the iPhone that drove the huge leap of these communication tools from the desktop into our pockets.

Today we present an overview of social networking on the iPhone. We’ve collected over 100 of our favorite social apps and organized them into categories such as chat & messaging, photography, location, fashion, dating and more. Keep reading to discover a wealth of new addictions!

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Location-aware apps are very popular right now, whether it be Foursquare or Gowalla checking you in or Google Places finding you a highly rated restaurant nearby. The rise in mobile devices, such as smartphones that are fitted with GPS, allow this type of mobile app to rise to the mainstream. Foursquare, as we just mentioned, is a location-based app where you checkin to various locations in an effort to become the mayor of said location.

On a similar theme, Miso allows users to not checkin to locations, but into TV shows and movies that they’re currently watching. Miso is advertised as “social TV” and, in addition to it’s own service, links into Twitter and Facebook. A la Foursquare, you can also earn badge and points for watching shows and movies.

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So you’re hanging out with a friend you haven’t seen for ages, and while eloquently discussing the ups and downs of the past few months it suddenly dawns on you that you don’t have his/her contact information! Sound familiar? Maybe not, but you have to admit that typing in someone’s contact details and then manually finding them on Facebook and Twitter seems a little cumbersome for people living in the age of the iPad.

There is a solution. Probability suggests that 68% of people reading this will already be familiar with Bump (just don’t ask me to show you how I worked that out!). It’s been around for a while and has gathered a strong following. Bump’s core purpose, as it seems to me, is to make your life easier while simultaneously making you feel like you’re living in the future.

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