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Tweetfunnel – the corporate tweeting solution

Tweetfunnel allows you to manage a Twitter account with multiple users that are then able to post as a single identity on Twitter.  Such items as publishing on a schedule and establishing your timezone are configured in the account settings.  This makes for a single point of entry for everyone that manages your corporate brand.

The basic idea of the service is a simple UI that allows multiple people to have an account on Tweetfunnel without knowing the main Twitter account password.  This gives you granular control over who can perform updates and protects the brand account.  Both contributors and publisher account types are currently available and I can see a few more roles coming along as they develop.

Once you assign a Twitter account to the profile, you can then add your users and use the tweeting interface.  It has navigation similar in capability to Twitter web itself with home, mention and dm‘s.  However, the extra tabs is what makes it a corporate client.

  • Assigned
  • Review Queue
  • On Hold
  • Scheduled
  • Sent

This is where the roles come into play in having people make tweets in advance that are then approved.

After allowing the system to pull in the users the account follows, it then allows you to reply, dm, retweet, unfollow and favorite that tweet as normal.  But it adds the extra capability of assigning the tweet to someone to answer/watch/whatever.  Talk about brand management.  Now there is no full workflow that I found, but that is a huge step

I did not activate the scheduling feature for the test but will later when I revisit the site.  I have a few customers that need to try this out.  They may need to add the ability for multiple Twitter accounts also as I can see a company having a main brand id as well as support soon.  That way there is one place for everything and all groups with a full admin console to have full view.

I imagine the revenue stream will come from subscription to the interface, but for the beta it is open and free.


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Professional bio: Chris Miller, known as IdoNotes across the web is based in St Louis, MO as the Director of Messaging & Collaboration for Connectria and the Founder of Spiked Studio Productions.. Connectria is one of the largest IBM hosting and remote management partners. Chris speaks globally at conferences and events including: View Admin 2003-2009 View Admin Europe 2003-2008 Domino 7 Upgrade Seminar (globally) Domino 8 Upgrade Seminar (globally) Real-Time Collaboration Seminar Lotusphere 2003-2012 ILUG 2008, 2010 ULUG 2009, 2011, 2012 Collaboration University 2006-2010Domino Optimization Tour 2010 BLUG 2011, 2012 NLLUG 2010 AusLUG 2011, 2012 Other awards, events and information: Founder of IamLUG - the North American Lotus User Group event held annually. 2009-present Chris, via Connectria, is a Lotus Award winner 3 times and a finalist 5 times since 2000. Winner of the Gary Guthrie Award for Technical Writing in 2002 Previous board member of the St Louis Domino and Notes User Group Previous board member of VALU (the predecessor to LotusUserGroup) Advisory Board member to Chris is the founder of Spiked Studio Productions which produces industry related podcasts, webcasts and more. Shows include: IdoNotes - one of the longest running Lotus related technical podcasts BlackBerry Today - a video podcast on the hottest device, application and BlackBerry/Playbook news Consultant In Your Pocket - deep technical webcast training delivered free and subscription IdoSphere - a two day online technical event TheSocialGeeks - a leading social media roundtable podcast Sametime Guide - a video training tutorial on installing and administrating IBM Sametime TheSocialNetworker - a social media site review webcast and interview series now including Social Stalking content on social media security and privacy Certifications: PCLP since Domino R4 in administration and in Development through R5 Workplace Collaboration Services 2.5 - Team Collab and Messaging Domino 7 and 8 Certified Security Administrator Sametime Administration 7.5.x-8.5 CLP Collaboration (retired certification Aug 2006) CLI for numerous administration areas including Domino, Sametime, Quickr and Connections Yes I write some of those dreaded admin cert exams you take. I won't say which ones so you don't come looking for me, but I will say they are the real good recent ones that have been coming out. Animals: One dog, a Puggle. He has been on this world before and seems to understand slippers and a fine cigar. Mind you that is him in the chair and not me. A ninja death cat. I only see her when she strikes Music: Non-stop. At my desk, in my car, walking to work and back to my car downtown. In the house there is a crazy zoned set-up for you home automation geeks. I am a self-proclaimed MP3 fiend, to which I have tried rehab 4 billion times to no avail. Now what kind of music you ask? I will never tell.


2 thoughts on “Tweetfunnel – the corporate tweeting solution

  1. Thank you so much for this thorough review of TweetFunnel! We appreciate it very much!


    Nathalee Ghafouri

    Posted by Nathalee Ghafouri | June 2, 2009, 11:01 am


  1. Pingback: Does the new Twitter Contributor feature make a difference? No | TheSocialNetworker - December 16, 2009

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