Written by:2010/06/24 12:08 PM
HootSuite is the professional Twitter client. With HootSuite, you can manage multiple Twitter profiles, pre-schedule tweets, and measure your success.
Social media is probably the fastest growing market on the internet at the moment. Twitter has over 75 million users and growing at a rapid pace. You need a client that can take advantage of this, and make the best use of Twitter for you as a user
Hootsuite 5 is out with some major changes that I think all HootSuite users and others might like.
This is probably the most noticeable change, as it is visual. Personalize your dashboard with some unique themes. Currently there are only three but more to come as I understand it. Choose between green & blue "Classic," sleek & stunning "Blue Steel," or darkly cool "Magnum"
HootSuite now has a custom version of Google Analytics view. You can monitor your social outreach campaigns, analyse and identify trends.
The big buzz on the internet is GeoLocation. HootSuite takes advantage of Twitters GeoLocation to help you discover localized conversations and sources with GeoSearch. This does require HTML 5 though. Click the "Geo" icon to display search results posted near your current location.
Use HootSuite in your preferred language. Watch out for language packs to be added in the not too distant future.
Along with the newly incorporated themes comes a new interface. HootSuite has a new, cool, more robust interface. You have more real-estate available. Some new styles and buttons have also been included. Making your tweeting and social networking experience that much more enjoyable.
A real welcomed upgrade. You can do more with Facebook integration now. Include photo thumbnails and titles, descriptions in wall posts, and view pictures and videos from friend’s in-stream.
This is cool. Works with Chrome 5, Firefox 3.6 and Safari 5 browsers. You can now attach an image or other file easily using the drag and drop feature. Just drag from the desktop and drop into the message box to upload with a pre-shortened link
Re-tweet tweets with your network using Twitters re-tweet tool. Also you can add streams to your HootSuite desktop that will display RT’s to you, by you, and by your followers.
Using HTML 5 HootSuite you can now cache content for immediate recall. Giving you less time to wait for updates and more time to Tweet and get socialising.
Have you tried the new HootSuite 5? What are your thoughts and impressions? Pop us a comment if you don't mind.
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