So many tools, so little time to research and find them, let alone use them. Here are 5 you should consider using to help you move your social agenda forward.
So, I’ve done the heavy lifting for you, have read through it all, and have come up with this short list – yes, there will probably be another short list coming – of great tools you should consider using today, to make your life easier, and to help deliver the results you’re looking for.
1- SocialPiq.com – This is the tool to help you find the tool you need to manage your social presence. Tell it what social networks you manage, if you’re managing a business or just yourself, and the capability you need (tracking, listening, scheduling, etc), and presto, it provides a list of the best tools out there to manage your needs. The site is in beta, but already looks like it’s ready for prime time. Cool factor: The interface is slick – you get a quick snapshot of each tool, pricing information, tool highlights, and a link to the tool.
2- Feedly – There are many ways to create a virtual magazine with your own customized content. If that’s something you need, to keep on top of industry trends, news, and events, Feedly is one of, if not the best out there. Fully customizable to your needs, and readily available on your device of choice, Feedly will ensure you’re always up to date. Cool factor: There’s an endless amount of content, so be wary of adding too many sources to your feed. The premium version offers a range of useful add-ons for integration with other apps and sites.
3- Tweriod – Yea, not loving the name, but the concept is great. Everyone knows there are optimum times to be tweeting. We just don’t necessarily know when the best time is for our own feed, and our followers. Well, problem solved. Simply go to Tweriod, connect to your Twitter account, and it will tell you with one click, when your followers are watching your feed and interacting. Now you’ll be able to target those time slots for greater visibility and engagement. Cool factor: The free version offers a lot of information on your last 1,000 followers; paid options lets you analyze your entire follower list, provide graphs and much more.
4- Pocket – Pocket is browser bookmarking on steroids, and a great way to keep organized. Simply install the widget, and add web pages to your “Pocket” as you surf. Return to these pages/stories/articles at any time on your device of choice. Cool factor: Add tags to each entry, so finding articles on specific subjects is a snap.
5- Paper.li – Start publishing your own digital newspaper today. Simply connect to your Twitter feed, and select the content you want to appear. Paper does the rest, as often as you like. Here’s a sample of “The Social Web”. Cool factor: Paid customization options including custom domains, give your paper a professional look.
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