LearnBuffer your tweets

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writes on June 1, 2011

Don’t you hate it when you see 10 tweets by the same person in the span of 2 minutes? I usually end up un-following that person if they do that too often. It’s not that they are spamming or even mean to but it sure does feel like they are dominating your twitter feed. However, at times I end up doing the same thing and I hate myself for it.

I was told that I should schedule my tweets to avoid such problems. Schedule my tweets!? I’m too lazy for that, besides I don’t tweet that much to justify scheduling a tweet. So I chanced upon a solution that is perfect for me.

The Buffer App, why schedule? when I can buffer! The way it works is that you fill up your buffer and it schedules the tweet for you automatically. No need to mess around with scheduling!  It’s simple and easy to use. Their Chrome extension comes in very handy and they have a free account where you can buffer 10 tweets at a time!

8 Responses to “Buffer your tweets”

  1. Ha, nice one. Now thinking outside box, it would be nice to see a Twitter client that actually only displays the last tweet from a person that tweeted 10 times one after another and aggregate them all. Then you would click a link to expand them all. (similar to Facebook news feed)

    It’s easier to move on to another client rather than convincing all the people you follow to use this. Would love to see this implemented in TweetDeck.

  2. My favorite is http://delayritos.tweetoritos.com It keeps track of your tweets and if you use bit.ly or stos.me for your url shortening service, it will monitor how many clicks your link generate.

  3. This is great for us who have no sense of time and don’t want to actually schedule particular times =D

  4. Dan Panzarella on June 1, 2011 at 6:27 pm said:

    slowtweet.com — personal favorite, been around for a whillle

  5. Amit, thanks so much for the great feature! Absolutely, instead of sending out 10 tweets at once, just Buffer them and have them spread out over the day. 🙂 

  6. I’ve been using Timely.is for this. Works very well.

  7. Danny Houk on June 1, 2011 at 4:32 pm said:

    This is a good tip. To add to this, HootSuite has similar capabilities with “scheduled” tweets, which I make full use of. I usually get all my link shares and microblogs done in one evening, and then dole them out throughout the week(s). 

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