On a basic level, Twitter offers you a no-frills interface to use. The base website will get you by, but there are many ways to improve how you manage your Twitter interests. Check out these great services that can make Twitter more effective and better tailored to suit your needs.
Tweetdeck gives a more expansive look at Twitter, allowing you to view multiple timelines on one screen, schedule tweets, curate and compile tweet exchanges, and manage multiple accounts.
Hootsuite allows you to create custom searches, monitor keyword usage, schedule tweets, monitor analytics, and view reports.
Symplur compiles types of hashtags, how popular they are, and how active their usage is. It also provides detailed insights, reports, rankings, and analytics.
Healthcare Hashtag Project
The Healthcare Hashtag Project connects you to more focused hashtags inside the health care umbrella. Because of the focus on health, this service is excellent for health care professionals and faculty.
Analytics is built directly into Twitter, which is a great addition to take advantage of. This gives you a basic look at your Twitter reach, impressions, and overall engagement among the Twitter world.
Tweepi makes increasing followers and overall engagement easier. It uses an algorithm that provides a “to-do” type list of potential users to interact with, making it useful for growing Twitter connections and increasing the reach of your posts.
Bitly allows you to shorten links, saving precious character space. With Bitly links, you can track click counts and where they came from.
Canva is an easy-to-use graphic design website that allows you to create simple but eye-catching images, giving your tweets more impact and appeal. These images offer opportunities to bypass the 280 character limit.
About the Author
Dr. Gary Beck Dallaghan is the Assistant Dean for Medical Education and Director of the Office of Medical Education at the College of Medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.