Friday, May 15, 2009

Want to Schedule Your Tweets?

There are more and more free and paid services that allow a Twitter user to schedule tweets throughout the day. All are fairly easy to use. One of the newest, just gone alpha, is Twaiter. It is free for personal use; a business account which is limited to 500 tweets per month is also currently free. From their "about" page:

"About Twaitter --

Like Twitter? We do! With our enthusiasm (unhealthy addiction) for Twitter combined with our gallant attempt at adding enhancements to the Twitter platform, we know you’ll ‘love’ to Twitter on Twaitter.

If you are one of the growing Twitter user community, you've probably been in one of the following situations where Twaitter can help:

  • Ever had an idea for a tweet, but wanted to send it later or at a specific time?
  • Have a fellow Twitterer whose birthday is coming up in a few days, but you’re afraid you might forget to send a "Happy Birthday" tweet when the day arrives?
  • Spend more time on Twitter than your work calendar? Ever want to send yourself a reminder or remind friends or followers of something?
  • Want to participate in a scheduled Twitter conversation even when you are too busy to attend?
  • Want to have links in your blog RSS feed automatically sent to Twitter?
  • Want to schedule a tweet to go out at 8:14AM (and not 8AM sharp)?

…You can do it all with twaitter."

The only downside I've found so far is that once a tweet is scheduled, it cannot be edited if errors are found or you want to make a change. It has to be deleted and re-written.

I like that one can schedule Tweets from the control panel or use the "Outlook" inspired calendar to enter and schedule. Tweets can be scheduled hourly, daily, weekly, monthly and set to send once, a number of times or regularly with no end.

I'm looking forward to seeing how this service develops and hope you enjoy trying and using it. Let me know what you think...

Have a great Friday! Remember Twisted Thoughts cross-stitch patterns will be introduced into my Etsy shop (dpeagreendesigns) tomorrow. See you then :)