Twitter has proven to be a great place to share interesting links and stories that I find online. I find the ability to share what I know with a group of people who are interested in similar topics to me to be very beneficial with my role as a missions communicator.
Buffer is a great application that I have been using lately that allows me to spread out the updates that I send on Twitter. I find that I usually find what I want to put on Twitter all at once, but I don’t want to sent it all out at the same time. With Buffer I am able to put the updates and links into a queue that are spread out and sent at pre-determined times. This helps to eliminate Twitter fatigue, with me sending a dozen updates almost all at once.
Buffer isn’t something I use for any of my real time updates about what I am doing right then and there, but for sharing links and stories it’s great.
In addition to an on-line interface Buffer has add ons for Chrome, Firefox, Safari and more. You are also able to send them an e-mail with a link and it will be automatically added to your twitter queue. This is especially useful if you are on a mobile device.
Personally I think that Buffer is a great addition to anyone using Twitter to share information.
As a bonus, Buffer can also give the impression that you are working more often that you may actually be working, but you didn’t hear that from me, and please don’t tell my boss I said it… 😉