Title: Testing HootSuite for Social Media Management Date: 2013-05-11 Tags: socialmedia, tools, productivity
Now that Posterous is dead (and actually, I should have looked six months ago when their LinkedIn integration seemed to break) I need an auto-poster for social media.
I’m not referring to scheduling the posts or anything like that. Instead, I have a couple basic workflows:
I’ve found HootSuite, which claims to support Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+. I was able to sign up through my Google account, and I was able to add Twitter and LinkedIn easily.
This is a big deal for me. As you can see in my workflows, I just don’t care about Twitter. I fought it as long as possble, I’m on it, but I just don’t care about it. It’s had the history of being a vanity app where you tell people you’re eating a cheeseburger. Yey you!
If you look up, you’ll see I’m slightly over 140 characters, and maybe that explains something?!?
Back to my point, I was disappointed to see that my G+ in fact WAS NOT included. As I went through the efforts to add G+, I found that they do not really support G+, they support G+ pages!
There is a HUGE difference and this is extremely annoying.
Moreat the bottom left; you’ve probably never seen it, because even Google doesn’t give it any credibility.
I guess HootSuite will work for now; I have the G+ button which will allow me to just click on it to post, but that’s still three steps. If anyone has any other recommendations, please let me know.
Click on the title above and you’ll find the G+ and Twitter links.