Don’t spam your twitter followers


Some people tend to re-tweet a lot of tweets right after they came on-line on Twitter. While re-tweeting is not a bad thing, it might be disturbing when somebody I follow spams or floods my timeline with 5 or even more re-tweets, posted in the same minute. At least, I find it disturbing.

On the other hand, clicking RT is very easy, and scheduling all these RT’s can be a huge and time-consuming job. Buffer solves the pain of scheduling tweets

What does do?

If you buffer a tweet, a Facebook or LinkedIn update buffer will add this post in your buffer queue. You define the time schedule, and buffer adds it in the next available slot. And when the time has come, buffer will post on the selected social media network.

Buffer makes your life easier with a smarter way to schedule the great content you find. Fill up your buffer at one time in the day and buffer automagically posts them for you through the day. Simply keep that Buffer topped up to have a consistent social media presence all day round, all week long.

Integration in other software

Buffer is integrated in a lot of other software. Just to give an overview I will list some applications where you can buffer your tweets:

  • Pocket (formerly ReadItLater)
  • Reeder
  • Chrome , Safari, Firefox
  • IFTT
  • Instapaper
  • Twitter
  • Google reader
  • Shareaholic

And many more. For a complete overview, you can visit http://bufferapp.com/extras You can also email to a special buffer email address

Analytics

Buffer also give you analytics about your posts. For a tweet, you’ll get the number of re-tweets, mentions, clicks, potential readers and favorites. So you can see which posts are most successful.

Price

Buffer is free of charge for 4 social media profiles (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and App.net) and 10 buffers in each account. Create your Buffer account, for free.

If you need more than 10 updates, or 2 team members to post or up to 12 social media profiles, you can go Awesome for $10 a month or $8.50 per month paid as $102 a year.

 

Yahoo doesn’t like delicious, I did, but am looking for alternatives.

For people who are not familiar with delicious, it is a social bookmarking service that allows users to tag, manage, save and share web pages. The links are stores in the cloud (on the delicious infrastructure) and are accessible from within most browsers.

Delicious Logo On Thursday 16/12/2010 a slide from an internal presentation at Yahoo leaked out on twitter. The slide was posted by Eric Marcoulier, co-founder of MyBlogLog, another service that is listed in the Sunset column.

From that Thursday a lot of initiatives were started to save delicious, because word was out that Yahoo would close it down. A Facebook group was created, the twitter hashtag #savedelicious was born and numerous online petitions were setup and signed by thousands of people.  (Twitition by 853 and act.ly by 4174 at this moment).

Then Friday Yahoo replied official on the delicious blog.

– No, we are not shutting down Delicious. While we have determined that there is not a strategic fit at Yahoo!, we believe there is a ideal home for Delicious outside of the company where it can be resourced to the level where it can be competitive.

Actually what Yahoo explains here, is that they bought delicious some time ago, didn’t pay appropriate attention to it (not a lot new features were added) and they would like to get rid of it.

So, delicious will continue to live for a while, but I am looking for alternative and will post about my alternative and why I choose it.

For people not familiar with delicious, it is a social bookmarking service that allows users to tag, manage, save and share web pages. The links are stores in the cloud (on the delicious infrastructure) and are accessible from within most browsers.

  On Thursday 16/12/2010 a slide from an internal presentation at Yahoo leaked out on twitter. The slide was posted by Eric Marcoulier, co-founder of MyBlogLog, another service that is listed in the Sunset column.

 

 

From that Thursday a lot of initiatives were started to save delicious, because word was out that Yahoo would close it down. A Facebook group was created, the twitter hashtag #savedelicious was born and numerous online petitions were setup and signed by thousands of people.  (Twitition by 853 and act.ly by 4174 at this moment).

Then Friday Yahoo replied official on the delicious blog.

– No, we are not shutting down Delicious. While we have determined that there is not a strategic fit at Yahoo!, we believe there is a ideal home for Delicious outside of the company where it can be resourced to the level where it can be competitive.

Actually what Yahoo explains here, is that they bought delicious some time ago, didn’t pay appropriate attention to it (not a lot new features were added) and they would like to get rid of it.

So, delicious will continue to live for a while, but I am looking for alternative and will post about my alternative and why I choose it.