Thursday, June 24, 2010

How to set up HootSuite so it uses Traditonal Retweets rather than Twitter's pseudo-retweets

Hootsuite recently updated its software to try and trick people into using Twitter's fake retweets instead of real retweets.

Now I'm not a fan of Hootsuite, and wasn't even before this dirty trick, but for those of you gluttons for punishment who insist on continuing to use Hootsuite, here's how to set it up to reject the dirty trick:

1. Click on the stupid owl in the upper left hand part of your screen.

2. Go to Settings>Preferences

3. Unclick "Use Twitter Web retweets"

4. Save preferences.

You'll then be doing regular, genuine, traditional retweets.

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  1. Thanks for the tip. Instead of simply hacking down HootSuite (which I just discovered moving from TweetDeck) can you give some reasons you don't like it and what you sugges as an alternative? Thanks, Joel.

  2. That can be the only reason, is it?

  3. Sorry Ray just read your T&C after the fold. My handle is 'DigitalG'


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