6 things I dig about Hootsuite

This is a Social Media 101 post I can still recall the day I started using Hootsuite. It was late 2009 and I was working for the South Australian Tourism Commission. I was Digital Content Manager at that time, mainly charged with editing websitesand managing a database team. But I also had the opportunity to…

Twitter not working for you?

This is a question I posed during a social media training session today: Is Twitter not working for you? Have you been using Twitter – particularly as a business or a brand – but found that it isn’t delivering any results? Perhaps you’re not gaining many followers. Perhaps you’re finding it hard to scratch around…

Is the new Twitter a mirror image of the old?

Social media is a competitive space. Our favourite platforms, like Facebook and Twitter, are continually working to keep us engaged and loyal. They’re also looking for more ways to monetise their platforms. That’s why they regularly change their user interfaces and service offerings. Twitter.com has changed again, this time to quite a marked new layout….

Wading through social streams

Sorting through your social media streams can be as frustrating as pushing through a shopping mall crammed with lolling teenagers when you’ve only got 30 minutes to shop. As we spend more time on social networks, one of the inevitable consequences is that we’re connected to a greater numer of people online. And that means…

Who Gives a Hoot? What happens when sites go down?

I was staring at my PC screen recently. Staring at an owl wearing a hard hat. Hootsuite was down for maintenance and it was darn annoying. It brought home the fact that I rely on Hootsuite a great deal to manage multiple social media accounts. Many of us do it now – we’re using Hootsuite,…

Best Twitter bios

I’m constantly impressed by some of the pithy, droll and sarcastic bios people write for their Twitter profiles. I thought it was worth sharing a few of my favourites: @derekandkong: Born at a very young age I realised almost immediately that I knew very little. @keithpitt: web developer (Ruby on Rails), geek, gamer and robot…