Hello HootSuite – Goodbye TweetDeck

If you read this blog or follow me on Twitter, you know I’ve been a huge fan of TweetDeck. I’ve tried many other Twitter tools and software, and while some are also pretty nice. I always went back to TweetDeck.

Then my social networking life got crazy busy. Not only was I managing several of my own personal social media accounts, I was also managing social media marketing for clients.

Something had to change.


Tweetdeck vs. HootSuite

The biggest difference between TweetDeck and HootSuite is access points. TweetDeck is a desktop application. While it will sync new columns to my laptop that I created on my desktop – those columns are things like search columns. It doesn’t automatically add new account columns.

HootSuite is a web based application. I just log into their web site, and all my info is there. I can access it anywhere I have an internet connection.

This is huge for me. I don’t want to have to go around editing both my desktop application and my laptop (not to mention my iPhone!) to display all the accounts I need it to.

Most social media apps aren’t just for Twitter, or one social networking platform – they integrate all into one. HootSuite is no different, allowing me to access all of my  social media accounts:

  • Twitter
  • Facebook: personal profile and all of my pages
  • LinkedIn
  • MySpace
  • Foursquare
  • Ping.fm
  • WordPress.COM

This is a huge time-saver for me, as I can log into one place and be social everywhere, and from anywhere. Just wish it would somehow connect with YouTube – and I’d be all set. ;)

(Oh, and they have an iPhone app too. Sweet!)

So there ya have it. I’ve moved over to HootSuite. I’ll be doing a training video on HootSuite very soon.

What social media app or tool is your favorite?

To YOUR Success,

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