Most bloggers know about the WordPress timestamp that allows you to publish posts at a later date. This is a very handy feature if you’re going to be away for a few days but would like new posts to keep flowing. The timestamp allows you to write a bunch of posts in advance and then have them go live at a predetermined time. Thanks to a site call Tweet Later, you can now do that with your Twitter tweets.
Timestamp Your Tweets
Tweet Later allows you to keep the tweets flowing even if you’re not in front of your computer or iPhone. If you know you’re going to be stuck on an airplane that doesn’t have Net access, you can timestamp a tweet that say “Stuck on an airplane that doesn’t have Net access” and have it go live at the time you’re on the plane. Alternatively, you can use Tweet Later to send yourself auto reminders. Want to remember that date with Bambi on Friday? Timestamp a tweet to say, “You’re getting some tonight! You wish anyway.” and have it go live on date night. Timestamped tweets can go out at a specific time or set to go evenly throughout the day.
Auto Send Welcome Messages To New Followers
Another cool feature of Tweet Later is it can auto send a welcome message to all new followers. If you’ve recently followed me on Twitter, you would have received back a direct message from me saying thanks for the follow. It makes the follower on the other end think I’m such a nice guy for sending him/her a personal thank you tweet. 😈
In addition to the auto welcome, you can set Tweet Later to follow anyone who follows you. There’s also a keyword alert service that track keywords in the public Twitter stream. Tweet Later will monitor the stream and periodically email you a digest of the tweets that contain those keywords.
So far, Tweet Later is one of the coolest Twitter service I’ve found. Keep an eye out for the above timestamped tweets and follow me on Twitter to receive a very personal thank you tweet.