I started playing around with a service called Tweet Later. Tweet later is a cool service that I use to compliment my Twitter account. I’m still new to the Twitter world and am experimenting, but I’ve found Tweet Later to be a helpful and useful utility.
Post Dated/Timed Tweets
With tweet later I can post date my tweets. I can schedule them for a future date or a future time on the same day. This works great for things like wishing your friends and family who follow your tweets happy birthday, happy anniversary or Happy Hanukkah. You could conceivably go through your entire calendar, enter the tweets in Tweet Later, and never miss a birthday or anniversary or holiday.
Auto Response and Follow Option
Even more than having fun with post dated tweets, you can choose to automatically send a direct response to new followers when they begin following your Twitter account. This option has its drawbacks, however. Because Tweet Later automatically follows anyone who is following you, you must go through your list of followers to delete anyone whose Twitters don’t line up with your Twitters. I’ve had to manually remove a few spam followers.
Since followers are not flocking to my Twitter account at this point, manual removal isn’t too bad. I’m not quite sure which is more labor intensive. Manually reviewing each follower before reciprocating or removing the follower after you’ve reciprocated. I’m also not to sure of the Twitter etiquette on this one.
Free and Easy Setup
It’s simple and easy to setup. Rather than reinvent the wheel here, I’ll link to an article I wrote on how to set up a tweet later account. Check it out if you interested.
There are some features that I have yet to utilize with Tweet Later. You have the option to set tweet keyword alert to find out when and how people are talking about you and/or your blog or whatever keywords you wish to track. They also have an RSS feed function that I’ve yet to configure. I like taking things one step at a time so those options are on my to do list.
I do like to fool around with Twitter, but I have yet to become a full-fledged Twitterholic. I see the benefits of using twitter and I also see one or two minor drawbacks. As with anything new, it takes a little while to get used to. Since I’m not on a time clock, I’ll take it slow.
If you interested in following my rather random tweets on Twitter, you can follow me at Twitter.com/nojobformom. If you do decide to follow me and receive a direct response from, you’ll know that Tweet Later is at work.