social media toolsI first want to thank you for checking out my first ever blog written through any form social media and I am eager to hear people’s feedback! The topic of this week is tools used in social media. This is a fitting topic because I find myself to be on sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram on a daily basis but just to post pictures and be snoopy (Don’t lie, you do it too!).

Social Media is surrounded by us constantly without us even realizing it. Social Media embraces both web and mobile based technologies that help lend a hand to shared information through communication between businesses, societies and individuals. The article 10 Best Social Media Management Tools gave me a better understanding of the tools used in social media.

Tools such as HootSuite  hootsuite-logo-200x200 & SocialFlow   7f25279d48ca978aa931b2158a70542f were the two that really stuck out to me because I have actually used both before. HootSuite I would expect for people to have at least heard of but I can’t say the same for SocialFlow.

HootSuite is the more common social media tool of the two and is made for people and businesses to connect across multiple social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. If you have many social media accounts and want to manage them better, this is the tool for you. HootSuite organizes all your accounts in customizable tabs where you can keep track of all your feeds at an easier and faster rate. What’s even better is HootSuite can be purchased for the price of $0! That’s right you heard me, for free!

In addition to HootSuite, another tool used in social media is called SocialFlow. SocialFlow is used to watch live conversations on social media to help forecast the best times for distributing content during the best possible time where your target audience will be present. What a genius idea right? In addition to reaching your target audience, SocialFlow also conducts an analysis of social signals to help identify where people should spend money on supported tweets and posts.

If you had to make a decision on only and you can’t decide, I will make it easier for you; choose both! HootSuite and SocialFlow have joined together to bring HootSuite users the options to connect their SocialFlow account straight to their HootSuite social media management system. This new venture provides fast and easy access between both accounts on essential one dashboard. The purpose of using both HootSuite and SocialFlow is to improve all decisions in regards to publishing to the particular target audience that you want to reach.

I hope I passed my first test of writing a somewhat interesting blog and a topic that I believe I know a great deal about. For the people who did enjoy reading my blog and want to leave any comments or even concerns, please feel free! I look forward to the next few months where I become more comfortable typing my life away and sharing my thoughts to the world to see!

  1. You did a great job on setting up your page! I never would have thought that this was your first post. It took me forever to figure out how to get my Instagram linked up, but then I didn’t even like the way it looks. It looks much better on yours. You did a great job of incorporating many different aspects on your blog.

    I like how you talked about HootSuite. I have never heard of HootSuite until this class, and now it seems to be everything that anyone can talk about! You did a great job describing it. I feel like I have a better understanding about it now…. now I should probably create one since it is free!

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