Anything that makes life easier, or is deemed a “time-saver”, is a popular commodity online, so it’s not surprising to see several applications being developed that add a little extra functionality to Twitter for it’s users.
There have been several application released that allow you to schedule your tweets for a later time and date. many of Twitter’s users feel that this takes something away from the heart and soul of Twitter, which is the whole idea of being social, and connecting , often in real time. However, there are also a group of users who embrace the convenience and automation that many of the add-ons bring.
To help you get an idea of what’s available out there, here are a few of the popular ones right now, and what they can do to add a little convenience to your twitter experience:
This is probably the most popular service right now for scheduling your tweets. If you want to schedule one, or a series of messages to be broadcaster at a later time or date, then you can do that easily with Tweet Later. This handy little ap also allows you to follow anyone who follows you automatically, as well as send them an automated message when they follow you.
This Twitter helper lets you automate the following of new followers as well. It also gives you the option of having lists sent to your email of people who both follow and un-follow you. Now, most people advise to not put any weight in who unfollows you, but others like to keep tabs in case there is a pattern of un-follows that match up with types of messages that they are tweeting.
Tweet My Blog
A pretty popular trend is to tweet your latest blog post (if you have one). If your blog is built on Wordpress, then you can use Tweet My Blog to automatcially Tweet your latest post.