Why not organize your social media accounts in one place on your computer, where you can see all of them at a glance, including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, and your Youtube videos.
By putting each of your social media platforms into columns (streams) using a program called Hootsuite you can do that. Then you can quickly interact with your connections, keep your most important contacts right where you can see their comments, all from one convenient location. You can even share content you find on the Internet using their Hootlet browser tool.
Although Hootsuite may seem daunting at first glance, it can be set up to monitor as little or as much as you need. In just minutes a day, you can streamline your social media tasks.
Hootsuite allows you to track a number of your social media channels. If you have more than one website, you still only need one Hootsuite account, but if you want more than five social media platforms on it, you'll need their paid version.
Hootsuite uses columns, called streams, so keep track of your social media accounts and related data.
You can create streams in Hootsuite to track people, keywords, and hashtags and save yourself all kinds of time. This video also includes my tip for quickly re-tweeting your Twitter content.
Add as many or as few streams as you like and organize your social media life.
Add apps to Hootsuite (free or paid) to allow even more functionality. Publish your social media comments immediately or on any schedule you decide.
Follow, unfollow, and add people to Twitter lists that you create. Find even more apps in the directory.
Other options available in the Hootsuite settings, including statistics. Curate content from the Internet using the Hootlet browser tool.
This is a look at how I set up my Hootsuite streams and some shortcut tips I use.
Carol Bremner is a social media and online marketing specialist, Internet trainer and consultant who has been working with groups and individuals since 2001. Carol knows what it feels like to be intimidated by technology and her goal is to teach technical concepts in a non-technical way - from confusion to clarity. Carol's passion for computer literacy and interest in all things related to marketing on the Internet have led to many opportunities in the past number of years. Her motto is "It's Never Too Late, You're Never Too Old, So Get Out of Your Comfort Zone".