Objectives• Learn how to use both Hootsuite and Tweetdeck• Create a Slideshare account for the first time• Compare the benefits and drawbacks of both Hootsuite and Tweetdeck• Manage my Linkedin, Facebook, and Twitter accounts from both Hootsuite andTweetdeck for one week• Choose one of the two platforms for continued use
Signing up!• Hootsuite – I had to upgrade my browser. – I was slightly confused because I had to refresh several times before anything appeared on the screen.• Tweetdeck – Very easy to understand. – Only had to enter my email address and a password
Favorite Features• Hootsuite – The different social media platforms are sectioned into tabs. This makes viewing my different profiles less cluttered and easier to manage. (screenshot in email) – It is easy to explore other websites. If I see something I like in a Tweet, I can click the link and be immediately directed to the site from my Hootsuite. (screenshot in email) – Can schedule assignments … – Can change the appearance of my Hootsuite with Themes. (screenshot in email.) – Web based, so it works on any computer.
Favorite Features• Tweetdeck – New Tweets, posts, and Linkedin Messages pop up in the corner as soon as they are created, creating a feeling of immediacy. – Very easy to add new accounts, all you have to do is click add account, add column and select a platform. – Tweetdeck automatically becomes a Desktop Icon, making it easy to access as soon as I log on.
Negative Aspects• Hoosuite – Signing up for Hootsuite was not as easy as Tweeteck.• Tweetdeck – Tweetdeck is not web based, so my account is not as easily accessible. – Tweetdeck displays my profiles all on one screen, tabs would be easier for viewing.
Continued Use• I think that I will continue to use Hootsuite. I like both of these applications for different reasons but I found myself actually using Hootsuite more comfortably and more naturally than Tweetdeck. I hadn’t realized how much easier managing my social media profiles with these applications would be!