TweetDeck Is Your Friend

TweetDeck Is Your Friend

I am always surprised when I start meeting with a client who has used Twitter for several months (or years) yet is still logging in exclusively to

To get the most out of Twitter, use a third party application.

This is an absolute requirement. You will not be able to use Twitter effectively or efficiently without using an application like TweetDeck, Hootsuite, or Seesmic. Once you learn how to use these applications effectively, you will be able to hone in on the most important information from your most valuable connections. (And, they’re free!)

I’m a Tweetdeck devotee. I’ve used it from the beginning. I used it to manage just one Twitter account, and, at times, I’ve managed up to 11 accounts on one Tweetdeck.

I know people who are similarly devoted to their own favorite application, but they all have similar functionality, so there is no wrong decision, really.

Confused by your options? Don’t spend a lot of time on this decision. Just pick one and try it out for awhile. You can always try another one later, as time allows.

Today’s Tip: Download a Third Party Application

Set your timer for 12 minutes. Then, if you you haven’t already, spend 12 minutes downloading and installing a 3rd party application (your choice!). Once it is installed, spend the rest of your 12 minutes checking out the features. Be sure to install columns for mentions and direct messages. If you have created any Twitter lists, add those also.

Tell me something! What is your favorite 3rd party application for Twitter? Why?


Filed As:  12 minute tips, efficient

About Becky Robinson

I am the owner of Weaving Influence and the leader of the Weaving Influence team. We help authors and thought leaders grow their online influence. I am also a wife and mom of three daughters, and I enjoy running, reading, writing, a good cup of coffee, and dark chocolate.

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What People Are Saying

  • 60,000 tweets later and umh… Still thinkin’ about it – you’ve convinced me to take a look –
    BTW I love the 12 minute “concept” – thanks

  • I used to love tweetdeck, but since the upgrade right after yet were purchased by twitter, the mobile interface lost a bunch if functionality and the mobile app is always stalling or force shutting down. So, I’ve moved to hootsuite. I love the visual feel of tweetdeck, but in the end, functionality win out. I was able to add more than 1 FB page and several twitter handles.

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