A desktop application for Twitter Using TweetDeck
What is TweetDeck? A desktop application to manage more than one Twitter account Also can be used for Facebook, LinkedIn, Google Buzz
Why use it? For employees who have personal Twitter accounts, TweetDeck makes it easy to switch from one account to the other (or even use both simultaneously) You can see 3 important panels at once: Timeline Replies Direct Messages Easier to manage friends and followers
Step by Step Guide Go to tweetdeck.com to download the app
Step by Step Guide You can use the same “Settings” panel to change things like sound notifications, the color of TweetDeck, etc.
Step by Step Guide: Columns What are the different columns for?
Step by Step Guide: Columns The first column is your Friends’ Timeline It shows a live update of everyone’s latest tweets
Step by Step Guide: Columns The second column is called “Mentions” It is useful if you want to see what people are replying @ you (Note: A “reply” is like a message sent to you through Twitter. It looks like this: @boldcreative)
Step by Step Guide: Columns The third column is called “Direct Messages” In contrast to Replies, Direct Messages (or DMs) are private messages sent to you Using DMs is useful if you don’t want to flood your own Twitter with replies to specific people
Step by Step Guide: Retweeting TweetDeck makes it super easy to retweet something Hover over a profile picture and press the “Retweet” button…
Step by Step Guide: …and more Like Retweeting, it is also easy to send Replies, Direct Messages, and even Follow or Unfollow users
Step by Step Guide: Adding Accounts Next, you might want to add your own Twitter account (or Facebook…) This allows you to switch back and forth between accounts seamlessly To do so, click the plus “+” sign at the top next to your Twitter profile picture…
Step by Step Guide: Adding Accounts And that’s it! You should now be able to select which account(s) you’d like to update from
Conclusion TweetDeck is simple and easy to use especially if you want to update every now and then and juggle more than one Twitter account Most importantly it facilitates engagement with users and helps monitor that engagement