Posts Tagged ‘social networking’

Jing meets Tweeter

jing by techsmith
On December 8, 2009,Techsmith, developers of SnagIt and Camtasia Studio, released a new version of Jing, a screen casting, screen capture software that works on Mac, Windows XP, and Vista.

In short, Jing is another neat tool, that allows you a fast and easy way to add your screen captures and screen casts to Twitter.  Jing is similar to Screenr that I posted here on Twitterwatchdog several weeks ago.  The following is a summary of some of the features of Jing.

Screen Capture – Capture What You See.

With Jing you can capture any thing on your desktop (image, text, and icon), or just make a video of your desktop.  You can initiate a capture by clicking on the Jing’s “SUN” icon, located on your task bar after installation, or by pressing a hotkey of your choice.

Record What You See and Do on Your Desktop

With Jing you can capture a window, pane, or region to capture or record.  All you have to do is select a window or a region on your desktop and Jing will record up to five minutes of video of everything that appears in the selected area.  You can “point to things with your mouse, scroll, flip through photos, and click around in a website or application” and Jing captures it all. Read the rest of this entry »

New Enhancements for Fans of HootSuite

If you are a regular Twitter user, then HootSuite is the perfect Professional Twitter application for you.  Some of the basic highlights of HootSuite include the following where you can:

  • Create and manage multiple Twitter accounts
  • Share your Twittering duties with other trusted users
  • Manage your RSS feed directly from HootSuite
  • Track how many people have clicked on your links that you have tweeted.
  • Pre-schedule your messages or feed to post on your blog or Twitter account
  • Use to post to multiple social networking sites at once.

Now, HootSuite has added some new cool feature and expanded the capabilities as listed above.  So, I just wanted to provide you a brief overview of what I just reviewed on the HootSuite website.  Some of these new features as listed include:

  • Creating and importing Twitter list
  • Linking directly to Facebook and LinkedIn
  • Scheduling Facebook and Linkedin status updates

Create and Importing Twitter List

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LinkedIn and Twitter have Linked Up

– by James Roughton

twitter and linkedin

LinkedIn is implementing something new for those of us who use Twitter. With the new feature you will now be able to tweet your LinkedIn status to your Twitter followers or automatically post your tweets as your LinkedIn status. With the new features you can communicate both ways.

It is easy to add your Twitter account to LinkedIn. All you have to do is go to “Home” and you will see a Twitter symbol below your “Network Updates.” When you link with Twitter, Twitter will ask you to verify your account name and password. And once your account is verified you will be asked how you would like to share your tweets in LinkedIn status. LinkedIn will ask you which Twitter account you would like to share. This is assuming that you have multiple accounts where you will have a drop down menu. You have several options:

  • Yes, share all tweets
  • Share only tweets that contain #in or #li – See explanation below.
  • Or not to share tweets at all

Here is an excerpt from LinkedIn Twitter discussion on Hashtags: “Hashtags (#) are a way to provide additional context for your tweets. Use #in or #li to publish your Twitter updates to your LinkedIn status. Just make “#in” part of your tweet (for example, “Working on a new blog post about design optimization. #in”), and it will be displayed as your LinkedIn status. These can be added to your tweets at any time and will override your sharing settings. If your tweet is personal and you don’t wish to share it with your professional crowd, just exclude #in or #li.”

There is one important thing that you must do to ensure that you can send tweets from Twitter to LinkedIn. You must check your Twitter account to make sure that it set up as public. To do this log into your Twitter account and go to Twitter settings and make sure that the “Protect my tweets” box is not checked.

In a statement from LinkedIn Co-founder Reid Hoffman and Twitter Co-founder Biz Stone, they conclude that their sites go together like “chocolate and peanut butter.”

This is great new enhancement!

Do you use LinkedIn and/or Twitter for Business?
(please share your insights with us)

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-by James Roughton



How would you like to track your posts?  Then you may want to look at Tweetburner.  Tweetburner allows you to post directly to your Twitter account from your web browser.  The nice thing about this site is that it will shorten, share, and track your posting to Twitter.

To get started, all you have to do is create a FREE account.  Once you are registered you will see a button on the Front Page, called a bookmarklet, that you can drag to your toolbar.  Once you have this bookmarklet on you toolbar, you will be able to post a customized message and then link any site that you wish to share. Tweetburner calls this post “Twurl this.”

On your Front Page you have the following options:

  • Recently shared Links
  • Most popular Twurls in the last hour
  • Top 10 URLs with most clicks in the last hour

Across the top primary links you will see menus items for:

  • Your stats
  • Archive
  • Settings
  • Sign out

For those who post to FriendFeed, there is also support.  You can post to either Twitter or FriendFeed or to both at the same time.

I hope that you find this site useful.

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LinkedIn And Twitter Link Up

– Reporting by David Lawsky; editing by Carol Bishopric

LinkedIn And Twitter Link Up

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – LinkedIn and Twitter have linked up. Starting immediately, users of LinkedIn and Twitter can cross-file to each other’s services, by checking a box on either Twitter or LinkedIn.

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Post Videos to Twitter Using Screenr


-by James Roughton


I just found this nice on-line video recording software called screenr (Screenr).  There are no downloads required and you can record on your PC or Mac.  You can also play your videos anywhere on the web and also on your iPhone.

You can record a 5 min video and then post it directly to Twitter.  No editing required.  Basically, you can record anything that you see on the screen.

There is a 1 min tutorial on the front page of the site that will provide you a great overview.  The nice thing about it is that the site will store your videos and when someone clicks on your Twitter posting, they will be linked to screenr and will be able to see your posted video.

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