OK Detroit, so you know that Posterous is out of here at the end of April. Many of you may be wondering where to go from here; well that's easy, the answer is Hootsuite! Hootsuite offers a plethora of awesome features that are essential to managing your social media networks, or those of your clients (if social networking is your business), in a painless and user friendly way.
In the free version you can manage up to five(5) social media profiles, whereas, in the paid version($5.99/mo) the number of profiles in unlimited. Thus, if you are just managing just your own accounts, the free version will probably be sufficient. If you are managing for clients and want the ease of one location where you can cover all bases, then the $5.99/mo is worth it! Some of the social networks that can be managed are Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, FourSquare, WordPress, and MySpace, just to name a few. This is awesome because unlike some other platforms, that means you can manage blogs right in the same place, which comes in handy if you are creating and managing some or all of your clients' content on such blogs. There is also a neat feature that allows you to plug your Wordpress blog into the social networking sites!
Now, because there are so many different features and options, you're going to need to take a look at the ones that are needed to get started and then you can go and make a personal Hootsuite experience your own. Before this article is over you'll be monitoring your Facebook newsfeeds and Twitter timelines like a champ and posting great content on Wordpress to boot; so sit back and learn the 6 main features that make Hootsuite your best, social media management, friend!