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