For a long time I was a diehard member of HootSuite, but when they switched over to a paying system I decided to migrate back to TweetDeck. I’m glad I did they had done some updating and I was very happy with their new program than in the past.
What is TweetDeck?
TweetDeck is basically a program you download to help you manage your twitter feeds.
TweetDeck is your personal browser for staying in touch with what’s happening now, connecting you with your contacts across Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn and more. – About Section on tweetdeck.com
TweetDeck is great for a beginner or for the advanced Twitter user.
9 Awesome Features
- Follow Twitter, Facebook and other social media accounts in one place.
- Post to multiple social networks at one time (ie. Facebook and Twitter)
- Use TweetDeck on your Computer, Phone (iPhone or Android), your tablet(iPad or Android) , or on your Chrome Browser (which is new to me!)
- Watch what is happening in multiple columns (@You, DM, hashtag searches, and searches for words or conversations)
- Schedule Tweets for the future
- Share Photos and Video straight from TweetDeck
- Group your friends and don’t loose their tweets in your feed
- Automatic URL shortening
- RT and add your own thoughts or comments
How to Get TweetDeck?
It is so easy! Visit TweeDeck.com and choose the way you want to use it on your computer: Desktop or Chrome. Click the download button, sign up for an account, and start connecting your social media accts. TweetDeck will walk you through each step of the process.
How to Party with TweetDeck?
One reason I wrote this post was to help some ladies that are going to be joining me for a twitter party. A quick way to setup your columns for the party:
Click the little + icon on the top right of your desktop TweetDeck and search for the Hashtag.
Click Search and you will have a new column to follow the party with.
You can also add columns for the hosts/hostesses of the party so you can see their feed quickly and easily.
I hope this helps you getting started with TweetDeck. Feel free and ask me more questions.