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30 Twitter tips hath September: More specialized apps for Web

September 23, 2009

In September, we’re offering a Twitter tip a day. Send us your thoughts and suggestions.

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Day 23: Try Web-based options (CoTweet, HootSuite,
TweetGrid) beyond standard interface.

cotweet screenshot

In the previous tip, I mentioned stand-alone applications that allow you to get the most out of Twitter. In this tip, let’s talk about three Web-based options. (I’ve used one, but have heard strong recommendations for the other two.) The nice thing about these Web-based options is that you can manage your Twitter account from just about anywhere, and if you enlist others to help, they can do it from the comfort of their own browsers.

  • CoTweet, shown above, is super-serious customer engagement for business. It allows not only multiple Twitter accounts, but also multiple users to run those accounts. It also allows for scheduling of tweets, and keeps an archive of past tweets and replies. It’s free, but the makers plan to charge at some point.
  • HootSuite has similar features as CoTweet, and is free for now as well.
  • TweetGrid is a free Web-based Twitter search dashboard, making it easy to monitor up to nine searches in real time. It’s great for keeping up with your brand, your competitors and trending topics. (You’ll find quite a few Twitter search/monitoring tools out there, but TweetGrid has a great interface.)

Which service are you using and why? Tell us in the comments.

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30 Twitter tips hath September

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. July 5, 2010 7:34 pm

    I still use Tweetdeck. I’ve gotten used to it, and it has numerous columns you can follow as opposed to being limited to 9. Is there a web-based application which allows numerous columns? I liked the Twtpoll. I tried it out tonight.

    • July 5, 2010 8:52 pm

      I cover the standalone programs in a previous post.

      HootSuite has columns; I’m pretty sure CoTweet does, too.

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