I decided I’d make a post about 3 tools you could use to follow the different conversations in class and be sure you are able to reply to classmates and follow #Hashtags (Conversations).
You can use Twitterfall to follow different users, lists, searches, etc. in real time. You can assign different colors to the criteria, specify geographic locations, and more. For example, you could have used this tool to monitor @StandwithCongo; #TGIM; #StandwithCongo; #whenelephantsfight; and #conflictfree all simultaneously. This way you could be engaged in the whole conversation that might be happening around our class session Friday. (This tool is is a web app)
You can even interact right from the stream or feed in real time, by hovering over the item you want to interact with and selecting to retweet, dm, reply, or etc.
TweetDeck is a social media dashboard application for management of Twitter accounts. Like other Twitter applications it interfaces with the Twitter API to allow users to send and receive tweets and view profiles. (It can be used as a web app, a Chrome app, or a desktop app.) One advantage of using a tool like TweetDeck is that you can plan and schedule you tweets in advance.
Hootsuite is for more than just Twitter, it is a social media management tool that can be used to monitor and track social media accounts across several platforms and has various tools and integrations.
However you could use the free version of Hootsuite to manage Twitter for our class as well. You could add applicable Streams for the class, the #hashtag, a list, etc. (Show Below) and see the activity in those different streams simultaneously, and be able to interact from any of them right from the one screen.