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Garibay Soup: Tweetdeck...I love it!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Tweetdeck...I love it!

Twitter is hot. I can't believe it took me so long to jump on! I'm working on a twitter post that's in the works. It's nothing huge and special, but it's how I use Twitter, why I use Twitter and all that stuff!

What I want to share with you today for Works for Me Wednesday is how Tweetdeck for Twitter works for me. How you can use it for so much more than just keeping in contact with your tweeps.

{Tweetdeck} is a program that you download onto your computer. I keep it minimized when I'm on my computer and can hear the ding when I new tweet comes through and a pop up comes up telling me which column was updated.... ah, columns... my FAVORITE part of Tweetdeck!

I always have the following columns up and active:

  • All Friends
  • Mentions
  • Direct Messages
  • "Friends" a group I created and added the tweeps I don't want to miss anything on
  • Facebook Status

Let's say you're in the middle of a Twitter Party (which is much fun if you haven't been a part of one yet) Tweetdeck allows you to add columns with a search word. Therefore if the party is using a hashtag of #twitterpartyfood you can add a column and any posts at all with that hash tag come up. Therefore you're almost using it like a chat room.

Let's say you specialize in something and want to be able to be in contact with people who mention your specialty... well, make a search column with that key word (or words) and watch in real time as it updates whenever it's mentioned. Definitely a good thing for trying to promote things!

If you have other ways that Tweetdeck is awesome please, please, please share with me by leaving a comment and letting me and my readers know!!

Tweetdeck has made Twitter definitely enjoyable and easy for me while on my computer. I hope this helps you out in a way, if not... thanks for stopping by Garibay Soup anyways ~ feel free to have a look around and leave some comment love... because I love it! And I hope to see you back for Just a Motivating Monday ~ Garibay Soup's Inspirational Carnival... because we all need inspiration in our lives!!!

Over at {We are THAT Family} there are many other things being linked up that work for others... head over with a nice drink of whatever does it for you and brace yourself for some knowledge you'll want to use in your life.

And don't forget to click on my Twitter Link in my header to follow me!


Blogger Stefany said...

Two things:

Be careful with columns because if your page is really busy, you may run out of API faster. I make sure I keep my API settings at 60% or so but that doesn't always help. I actually removed my DM's from my columns to save some API. I get those in email anyways and actually get them as text messages so I know when they are there.

Second, I LOVE Tweetdeck. I have a column for MckMama. When Stellan was going through his latest bout of SVT, I didn't want to miss a single thing. I created a column just for her so I would know if she posted any updates.

Your ideas are great. I choose not to do twitter parties on Tweetdeck because of the API issue but the # search is really a great idea for promoting and things of that sort.

August 26, 2009 at 8:17 AM  
Blogger Hillary @ The Other Mama said...

I love tweetdeck and found your link to your post from there! ha!

I think the pink in the middle is cute!

August 26, 2009 at 8:53 AM  
Anonymous Courtney said...

i love tweet deck too! it really works so great for tweeting.

August 26, 2009 at 11:52 AM  
Blogger Andrea McMann said...

Thanks for the info. I just kind of checked out tweetgrid for the first time yesterday. It was kind of confusing. I'll have to check out tweetdeck and see if it's better.

August 26, 2009 at 7:46 PM  

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