AT&T Gets More Social

AT&T has added two new applications to its catalog that are designed to help its customers connect with their online world.

The wireless operator now offers JuiceCaster 6.0 from Juice Wireless. With JuiceCaster, users can share videos and pictures from their phone to Facebook, Twitter and other social network sites. Also, AT&T customers exclusively can use the app to post directly to YouTube and Flickr without a computer or Internet connection.

JuiceCaster works with 2G and 3G AT&T phones and costs $2.99 a month.

The operator now also offers Buzzwire, a new service that provides access to a vast media library directly from an AT&T phone. Buzzwire content includes more than 5,000 clips ranging from Webisodes and user-generated video to news, sports and entertainment programming. Users can create their own media channel with video, audio and live radio content and stream it to their phone with a single click. They can also see what everyone else is watching with “Today’s Buzz,” which lists the top 10 most popular video clips on the Web, and bookmark any of the listed clips for later viewing.

Buzzwire works on most 3G handsets and is available for $4.99 a month.