Managing multiple Twitter accounts

January 7, 2010

It can get very confusing and cumbersome to manage more than one Twitter account. At least for me it can. I have followed lists for social media under my e-learning account and it sucks. Too much and all mixed up.

Sometimes a good link can be shared on more than one account, other times it only makes sense to share it for a particular account. I think that’s a courtesy and service for people who choose to follow you based on the area of expertise you list in your profile.

I tend to be all over the place so I’m probably not the best example for keeping things neat and orderly but still…I think it’s important. I’m trying to do a better job of that.

I am currently using TweetDeck to follow multiple accounts. Here’s what the multiple accounts look like. You can click on as many or few as you want. So typing something and click on all accounts will send the tweet everywhere.

tweetdeck

I rarely have used the @MVCowork account. It’s a pet project I simply don’t have time for but if I come across something good about coworking, I’d like to be able to share it. The @jclarey is my primary account. The@ janetclarey is new and is my effort to separate the marketing-type stuff from e-learning (same purpose as this blog). I rarely send updates to Facebook via TweetDeck because Facebook is an entirely different group of people for me. Finally, @BHallResearch is kind of a news account for  I post to. It normally includes webinars, workshops, blog posts, announcements, etc.

I’ve also made columns on TweetDeck for both accounts. It’s gettting more manageable.

I did a Google search for “multiple Twitter accounts.”  Here’s a few links that look good:

25 Twitter Apps to Manage Multiple Accounts
Managing Multiple Twitter Accounts for Your Nonprofit
Managing Multiple Twitter Accounts Is Easier Than You Think

If you have multiple accounts what are you using?

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