3 Ways to Put Twitter on Autopilot

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Posted by Brandon Eley | Posted in Tools, Twitter | Posted on 25-08-2009

There are only so many hours in the day… and all of us (well, except for maybe Chris Brogan) have other commitments outside of social media. Wouldn’t it be great if you could just put Twitter on autopilot? You can, but first…

Remember, Twitter is about having conversations and building relationships. The more you automate, the less you converse. Use these tools as a way to spark and enhance conversations, not as a way to step back from Twitter completely. Okay, now on to the tools.

Schedule Tweets for a Later Time

Using TweetLater you can schedule individual tweets to be posted at a later time. You can choose either a specific time (i.e. October 13, at 12:40 PM) or a certain interval from now (i.e. 3 hours from now).

TweetLater

TweetLater also has a paid version (starting at $29.97/month) that allows you to setup recurring tweets. The web service also has other features to help you manage your Twitter stream such as automatically following people who follow you (or unfollowing people who unfollow you), and can manage an unlimited number of accounts.

Feed Your Blog to Twitter – TwitterFeed

Posted by Kent Beatty | Posted in Blog Posts | Posted on 29-11-2008

 

twitter feed

Provide your blog’s RSS feed address to TwitterFeed and they will feed your posts to twitter.

twitterfeed example with red

 

Getting started – TwitterFeed

Here’s how to get your blog (or any other RSS or Atom feed) twittering:

  1. Create a new twitter user at twitter.com (or use your existing one)

    this twitter user is going to be the one posting your blog entries – twitterfeed needs to know your chosen twitter username and password so it can post your blog updates to your twitter account

  2. Login to twitterfeed using your OpenID

    OpenID is a standard for providing single sign on between web sites
    You can register your own OpenID for free, or may even be able to use your existing blog ID [more]

  3. Provide us with the URL for your blog’s RSS feed, and how often we should post to twitter

    Our server will check your blog’s feed at the specified interval and post any new items to your twitter account. You just sit back and relax!