More than 25 million tweets are posted every day. As more of their clients are joining Twitter, REALTORS® are doing the same. The more active Twitter users become the more difficult it becomes to effectively participate.
Posting and replying to tweets on Twitter’s website becomes very difficult once you are following many users. The Twitter website does let you know when people send you direct messages but you have to click down to find it. However, re-tweeting, a common task when using Twitter is not possible. Also, knowing when someone mentions you is also not possible using Twitter’s website.
Twitter apps come to the rescue! These programs enhance Twitter so you can have the best experience while using the micro blogging service. Most of them offer an indispensible feature: alerting you when someone following you posts a new tweet.
There are many Twitter apps, but TweetDeck is the most known. At GRI, we have been using TweetDeck for 3 months with great success. The free program is available for both Mac and PC. It gives you a bird’s eye view of everything that is going on in Twitter. You get to see new tweets, who mentioned you in their tweets and direct messages. Replying and re-tweeting are a snap.
Also, the new version not only alerts you with new tweets, it also shows you the tweet in a pop-up window so you can run TweetDeck in the background, and still keep track of everything that's going on.
If you are a frequent Twitter user, give TweetDeck a try, your positive tweeting experience will go through the roof.