said 1 year, 4 months ago:
I’m familiar with all of those tools, but I don’t use them. I use Google Alerts, Social Mention and Twitter Search to help with the ‘overload’. I also get a lot of my info from my Facebook friends & pages and looking through Twitter.
Honestly, I feel it’s really important to find those places and people that you absolutely trust to give you the best info and stick with going to their websites/fan pages/Twitter/etc in order to get the info you want.
I really like personally putting in each tweet and status. Have yet to really jump on the automation or tools bandwagon. I also don’t even have a lot of time to go looking through all my Twitter friends and such, but I designate certain times to read content and find content. The rest of the time, I don’t bother with it.
It’s all about time management, for my anyway. Just about finding the right balance!