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Using Tweetdeck to handle multiple accounts

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Jess Stratton here, an welcome to Monday Productivity Pointers. But I'm going to back up for a second, I'm going to show you why it's great to use a dedicated twitter app like tweetdeck So I'll take you through some reasons why Tweetdeck is great to use.

Using Tweetdeck to handle multiple accounts

Jess Stratton here, an welcome to Monday Productivity Pointers. In the last video, I showed you a little bit about Twitter an what it can do for you by showing you some Twitter basics. Well, as you become more proficient with Twitter, you'll probably soon outgrow the web interface, and you'll find you might need some more robust Twitter software. Maybe even you have multiple Twitter accounts, and logging in and logging out every time is just cumbersome. But I'm going to back up for a second, because why would you need multiple Twitter accounts? Well, maybe you have one for your personal and one for your business, or maybe you're helping run a non-profit.

There's lots of reasons why you could have multiple Twitter accounts. I'm going to show you why it's great to use a dedicated twitter app like tweetdeck which is a more robust version of twitter. You can add columns, you can save searches as a column in tweetdeck, you can even decide which account you want to tweet from if you have multiple accounts. So I'll take you through some reasons why Tweetdeck is great to use. In fact, you can even schedule tweets to be sent at a later date.

Let's get started. To get Tweetdeck, visit www.tweetdeck.com and download it for the Mac or the PC. The next thing you have to do to get all set up is create your TweetDeck account. Now that's different from a Twitter account. Because TweetDeck can handle multiple Twitter accounts all your accounts are wrapped neatly into one completely separate TweetDeck account. So, after you download the software, create your TweetDeck account, and add your Twitter accounts to it. I've already done that, so I'm all logged in to TweetDeck.

So the first thing I'm going to do is show you how you can add more Twitter accounts. Way down at the bottom left hand side of the screen, click the gear icon and go into Settings. From here, go to the Accounts tab and here's where you can see all the Twitter accounts that you have. You can view your accounts, choose which one you want to make default, you can click add Twitter account to add a new one, or remove existing Twitter accounts you already have. I'm going to click the x to close out of that, and now I'm all ready to use Tweetdeck.

So the first thing you'll notice is the columns. By default you get a few columns. You get your timeline which is the same thing from the Twitter homepage. It's basically your Twitter stream, an interactions tab where people reply to you or put your username in a Tweet. And you have your activity tab and you get room to add more tabs. You can add and remove columns at any time. Now, you can also hover your mouse over any Tweet and you'll see that you get the same Reply, Retweet, and Favorite button that you could from the Twitter.com home page.

To remove a column, simply come up to the column that you don't want anymore. Click the triangle, and you'll see a trashcan, so that you can completely get rid of it at any time. You can also fine tune it, to only show certain things. You can even pick and choose the content that you want for that particular column. So you can really fine tune everything. So this is very useful and it's already better than the web version, because I don't have to switch through multiple tabs to see all my data. Now let's suppose we want to add some columns.

Let's go over to the left-hand side, and I can see that I've got my timeline interactions and activity right over here on the left, and a plus sign. So let's click the plus to start adding columns. Here's all the available data that we can add. So, you'll notice that you can add your tweets. You can add tweets you've favorited. You can add a list of all your followers. There's lots of things that you can add. Here's the neat thing. I see this option Add the Timeline. Now remember I already got my default timeline there.

But because this is TweetDeck we've added multiple Twitter accounts to this and I want to be able to see both timelines right next to each other. So I'm going to click Timeline and here's where it asks me which Twitter accounts timeline I want to add. Now I've already got this one up there on TweetDeck so I'm going to click the NoObstacles one. I can select it. Click Add Column. Click the X and it's now shown up right in TweetDeck. So, now I can monitor two timelines all in one.

You can also add searches. Remember how we searched in the previous video on particular hash tags. So that we could see a particular set of tweets all in one place. I don't even have to be following all the people to see the results that I get. If their tweet matches text that I'm looking for, it'll show up in my search results. So I'm going to click the plus to add a column, and this time I'm going to click the Search button. So here's where I can put in a custom search. For example, I'll put in my hashtag Monday Productivity Pointers.

Hit the Enter key. An here's, my search. Now I can see the result, but what I can also do is click to add the column. So it puts that column right there on TweetDeck. And I can scroll at the bottom using the horizontal search bar. And scroll through all my columns. Now remember, if I don't like doing that, if I want everything nice and neat on, one screen, I can come up here to any column, click the triangle, click the trash can, get rid of it, and add it at any time again.

Well, the neat thing is, is you can even add more than one search. So, I've got my Monday productivity pointer search going on with the column. And, this will be a continuously updated column. Anytime it get's new search results when Tweetdeck updates itself, I'll get more results. I could always come back into this plus, click Add Column, and add a new search. Now this is great if you need something on a temporary basis. For example, if I'm going to a conference, and I want to read everything that's going on about a particular session, but it's at the same time that there's another session that I want to go to.

Well now I can create a search, for that particular hashtag involving that conference. I can get it over here in a column. And I can continuously monitor what's being said about that conference. When the conference is over I can simply come up here, click the arrow and remove the column. So those are some things that you can do with TweetDeck with multiple accounts and columns but what about posting actual Tweets? It's very easy. So let's go over how to post a tweet and even schedule it using TweetDeck.

To post a tweet, go over to the very top left-hand side of the screen and click the blue tweet button. So the first thing we want to do is type our tweet. Now, I can chose which account I want to post that Tweet from. Because KinetEco was my default account it's going to default to that one. But there's a few things I can do. I can send this tweet from both accounts by clicking on the NoObstacles one and the KinetEco one. I can see here that it's going to send it from both accounts or I can simply uncheck the KinetECO one and only have it sent from the NoObstacles account.

This is great because now in one place I can choose which account I want to send that tweet from. I click Tweet and off it goes. The other neat thing that I can do is actually schedule a tweet. Now, it's Friday right now. So this tweet of happy Monday is not very timely. But what I could do is click this clock icon and schedule when I want it to be sent. So I'm going to have this one set on August 12th at 9 o'clock in the morning. When I'm all done, I can click Tweet. And it will be scheduled.

So that's a little bit of how you can use Tweetdeck and how it can help you when the original web client of Twitter.com just isn't enough and it's not robust enough for you, especially if you're at the point when you're using more than one Twitter account. TweetDeck can be a very powerful client for your marketing or just for juggling multiple Twitter accounts.

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  1. 6m 4s
    1. Easily annotate images with Skitch
      6m 4s
  2. 10h 8m
    1. Welcome to the series
      1m 13s
    2. Running a group meeting with coworkers
      7m 19s
    3. Recording and marketing chat on air
      8m 30s
    4. Creating a quick presentation
      5m 37s
    5. Presenting from an iPad or computer
      3m 36s
    6. Migrating your accounts to Mint.com
      9m 55s
    7. Setting budgets and goals
      7m 4s
    8. Collaborating on team documents
      5m 53s
    9. Creating an online photo gallery
      4m 58s
    10. Kickstarter: Setting up your project
      10m 41s
    11. Driving traffic to your project
      5m 48s
    12. Conducting a voice call with a virtual team
      6m 40s
    13. Adding video and chat notifications
      4m 7s
    14. Accepting a payment with Square
      4m 35s
    15. Using the Square Wallet
      2m 32s
    16. Setting up shop on Etsy
      6m 31s
    17. Tracking your Etsy sales with Shop Stats
      4m 9s
    18. Raising your Klout score
      7m 3s
    19. Earning Klout perks
      4m 55s
    20. Skydrive: Collaborating on team documents
      4m 56s
    21. Skydrive: Accessing files on the go
      2m 57s
    22. Setting up Google alerts to track your data
      5m 5s
    23. Removing a page from the Google search index
      4m 42s
    24. Browsing privately in public
      4m 38s
    25. Cleaning up your session before logging out
      5m 8s
    26. Troubleshooting a remote computer with TeamViewer
      3m 42s
    27. Taking screenshots from a PC
      4m 12s
    28. Taking screenshots from a Mac
      3m 36s
    29. Setting up Find My iPhone
      3m 36s
    30. Using iCloud to find an iPhone
      3m 49s
    31. Sampling color from the screen
      5m 27s
    32. Using ColourLovers.com for inspiration
      3m 22s
    33. Get an audio clip onto YouTube using iPhoto
      5m 49s
    34. Creating playlists and customizing your YouTube channel
      5m 41s
    35. Record your screen using QuickTime
      3m 14s
    36. Record your screen using CamStudio
      2m 34s
    37. Using Tempo Smart Calendar when you are going to be late
      3m 9s
    38. Using Twist to let your customers know where you are
      3m 38s
    39. Using Wunderlist to track multiple projects
      9m 0s
    40. Use the Wunderlist browser extension to create tasks on the web
      5m 46s
    41. Using Smart Mailboxes with Mac Mail
      6m 52s
    42. Customizing the Mac Mail View
      7m 13s
    43. What's a firewall?
      7m 36s
    44. What is the Cloud?
      4m 42s
    45. Creating your own recipe with IFTTT
      7m 19s
    46. Browsing existing recipes with IFTTT
      5m 7s
    47. Installing the Feedly browser extension
      6m 34s
    48. Customizing Feedly
      6m 53s
    49. Understanding the basics of Twitter
      9m 9s
    50. Using Tweetdeck to handle multiple accounts
      9m 14s
    51. Working with URL Shorteners
      5m 45s
    52. Using bit.ly
      8m 31s
    53. Creating Quick Parts to re-use text
      6m 19s
    54. Moving your Autotext to a new computer
      6m 7s
    55. Shutting off access to social networks
      6m 18s
    56. Hiding taskbars
      2m 36s
    57. Exploring the iOS 7 Update
      10m 7s
    58. Running a productive online meeting
      3m 44s
    59. Getting meeting minutes faster
      6m 47s
    60. TextExpander for Mac
      7m 6s
    61. Breevy for Windows
      3m 44s
    62. Using Smart Folders on a Mac
      5m 52s
    63. Using Windows Libraries
      4m 25s
    64. Finding large attachments in your email apps
      5m 13s
    65. Use Ninite to install all your PC apps at once
      3m 30s
    66. Use Get Mac Apps to install your Mac apps at once
      2m 56s
    67. Creating a disposable email address with Guerrilla mail
      4m 7s
    68. Creating an email address that lasts only 10 minutes
      3m 16s
    69. Finding and adding local vendors to enhance your iOS reminders
      3m 45s
    70. Adding geofencing to Find My Friends
      3m 20s
    71. Turning a Word document contract into a PDF
      4m 1s
    72. Turning a PowerPoint presentation into a PDF
      4m 10s
    73. Resetting browser site passwords
      7m 11s
    74. Disabling toolbars, resizing screens, and accidentally closed tabs
      7m 42s
    75. Identifying your wifi's weakest link
      7m 59s
    76. Setting up dual band speed on your router
      7m 36s
    77. Add your social media activity to your website
      8m 54s
    78. Using WordPress mobile to update on the go
      4m 48s
    79. Matching the header row on your spreadsheet files
      8m 20s
    80. Using a formula to merge first and last name columns
      5m 58s
    81. Using JoliDrive to browse cloud app data
      5m 11s
    82. Using JoliDrive on an iPad
      4m 31s
    83. Finding deals on eBay using misspelled listings
      4m 18s
    84. Searching for promotional and coupon codes online
      5m 52s
    85. Sending real postcards from your computer with Postagram
      4m 25s
    86. Using Postagram to send a real postcard from your smartphone
      3m 55s
    87. Getting to Inbox Zero
      11m 4s
    88. Using existing GMail labels with Mailbox
      3m 19s
    89. Adding 2-step authentication
      3m 39s
    90. Enabling in-app PIN codes
      3m 31s
    91. Accessing your digital movies
      5m 20s
    92. Copying movies onto a device
      3m 25s
    93. Using Genius Scan to scan your documents
      3m 34s
    94. Sending your scans
      2m 41s
    95. Using Acrobat to ink sign a PDF
      4m 49s
    96. Writing a letter of recommendation
      7m 49s
    97. Constructing a successful press release
      4m 48s
    98. Troubleshooting wireless security
      4m 48s
    99. Writing a claim letter
      5m 22s
    100. The best reasons to try online chat customer service
      5m 9s
    101. How to do a firmware update
      6m 34s
    102. Siri, your iPhone assistant
      4m 48s
    103. Writing an email that gets read
      4m 51s
    104. Writing an email that requires action
      2m 54s
    105. Your Blu-ray questions answered
      3m 50s
    106. Using LittleBit to photograph your goal progress
      3m 9s
    107. Exporting WordPress blog entries
      3m 28s
    108. Understanding how Office 365 works
      5m 9s
    109. Using Waze for crowdsourced GPS
      2m 58s
    110. Downloading your Facebook timeline
      3m 10s
    111. Scheduling email with Boomerang
      4m 24s
    112. Google Labs for Calendar
      2m 58s
    113. Finding missing songs in iTunes on your iPhone
      2m 10s
    114. Requesting your Twitter archive
      2m 59s
    115. Using Doodle for easy group scheduling
      4m 59s
    116. Easily remote to another computer with Join.me
      3m 47s
    117. Keyboard shortcuts for YouTube
      2m 58s

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