If you are like me, then you have a lot of different things going on. For me, this includes having a few different websites that I run and am constantly working on and updating. One thing I want to continue to take advantage of in 2009 is the power of Twitter and really harness it.
With that being said, a couple weeks back, I put out a tweet seeing what people thought about keeping all your tweets to one account or if you should split your tweeting into different accounts. The responses were mixed, but I decided I wanted to keep some followers separate and they did not need to get my everyday mundane tweets, so I created a new account for my website and business, TheGearHouse. 2009 is going to be a huge year for TheGearHouse so I figured it was a good idea.
However, once I had two Twitter accounts, I had no idea how I was going to manage both of them and update each. I went looking for a single interface to do so, preferably a desktop application that I could run separetly from my browser. I know many people use services like TweetDeck and Twhirl, so I check them out but both were a no go. At least from my quick check, you can not run two accounts at the same time through them. If I am wrong, please let me know so that I can test them.
So, when I was searching Google, I came across Splitweet. Splitweet was the answer that I was looking for…sort of. Splitweet is a browser based interface that allows you to be logged into as many Twitter accounts as you would like and then tweet out to the different ones that you want by just checking a box next to the account you want to send from.
Splitweet works great as you can tweet from multiple accounts, set up ‘brand’ mentions that allow you to find people mentioning keywords in their tweets, and also easily see when someone replies to you. I’d definitely recommend you checking out Spiltweet if you are trying to manage multiple or different Twitter accounts like I needed to.
The one down side I have found so far, besides not being a desktop application, is that you have to remember which account you are currently logged in to on Twitter.com. If you go to follow someone it will follow that person through whichever account you are currently logged into. So if someone follows me on my account for TheGearHouse, and I follow back, I may have followed them through @chrispund rather than @thegearhouse. The quickest way to tell which account you are logged into it to roll your mouse over the ‘Profile’ link when you are looking at someone elses profile. Look at where the link is pointing to and you will see if the address is either http://www.twitter.com/chrispund or http://www.twitter.com/thegearhouse.