How To Tweet At Work Without Getting Caught

How To Tweet At Work

If you’re one of those people who are absolutely addicted to Twitter (you know who you are) then no doubt you have tried to tweet from work. The only problem is Twittering from work isn’t exactly the most productive thing you can do on company time. And no doubt it wouldn’t go over very well with the boss. If your office has a work like a slave and don’t you dare Twitter in the office policy, then SpreadTweet is for you!

SpreadTweet is a Twitter client disguised as a spreadsheet! You can choose between Office OSX (shown above), Office 2003 (Windows) and Office 2007 (Windows). The boss will think you’re working hard on a big project when you’re really just goofing off and running the company into the ground because all you’re doing is Twittering.

All your tweets are displayed in plain text down the SpreadTweet page. You send a tweet by typing message in the top textbox and hitting the send button. There’s even tabbed views along the top so you can check your replies and direct messages, making SpreadTweet a relatively complete Twitter package.

Don’t blame me if you get fired!

SpreadTweet – Looks Like Spreadsheet But It’s Not

66 thoughts on “How To Tweet At Work Without Getting Caught”

  1. seenu says:

    good tip john

    1. Ryan McLean says:

      Haha is right….really funny program
      Lucky I don’t need it.

      I think if you are on twitter that much then you are on twitter too much and you need a break from twitter while at work.

      But cool program none the less

      1. Lol, Too late for me I am no lenger working in a full time job.

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    2. Avon Blake says:

      A boss would have to pretty dumb to fall for that.

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      1. Good thing there are a lot of idiots out there.

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    3. worldbeauty says:

      Yes, nice tips…
      I like it… 🙂

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      1. fas says:

        Twitter is so addictive, I am sure the boss would be using this himself.

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  2. Just today I heard my colleague’s cell phone going off like crazy when his tweets came in. I will have to encourage him to read this. Loud message tone, wow. He needs this. I will just pray he don’t get caught using this spread tweet idea. But the concept is good. Good thing he is professional and get his job done while tweeting. Well we both do.

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  3. Nishadha says:

    Ohh my god , I keep getting amazed at the twitter tools people think of , luckily for me my company is a bit flexible on the usage of Internet 🙂

  4. Clement says:

    You are teaching people to cheat. Lol!

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  5. Sire says:

    Wow, this will come in really useful John. Now I know what to look out for, if I find any of my guys using this system I can give them the flick. I’m sure that they will appreciate all the extra time that they can tweet at home.

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  6. Kenneth Lee says:

    LOL, this is very innovative!

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  7. WOW very good tip man and nice blog

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  8. Amazing!

    Also very good is you want something that uses a little less processor.

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  9. Frenchy says:

    Now this is funny… a twitter program in disguise, hahaha! You just made someone else’s day, John. They are many of them. Will take note of this tip. Thanks.

  10. Patrick says:

    Awesome tip John. I will be sure to use it during work if I plan to get a job lol!

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  11. Hurray for John! Hurray for Twitter addicts! LOL!

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  12. Proson says:

    It’s a funny concept that use spreadsheet to tweet.
    It seems twitter is a fast growing communication channel other than emails… very lovely.

  13. This is really unique concept of of using spreadsheet with Twitter. I am sure i will be able to follow this while i am on work

    Just wanted to say that you seems to be very much Impressed with the Twitter as many posts coming from your way on Twitter. It is really fast growing community and i am sure soon they will eat up all competition.

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  14. Icon says:

    Awesome John! Creative and useful application for use while working 😀

  15. V says:

    Damn, now I’m sorry I’m working from home. I wanted to use this too! :))

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  16. Awesome, fortunately I don’t need a thing like this, my work allows me to tweet whenever I want 🙂

  17. Lorna says:

    Hahahah, that’s real smart!! That still doesn’t convince me to use my work hours for tweeting, but I’ll definitely recommend this to my Twitter-addict friends.

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  18. Blogger Rise says:

    hahahaha I hope I`m not getting fired because of tweter but might be I can get fired by visiting you all the time to learn more about make money online 😀

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  19. Dan says:

    haha… interesting tool…… If you are using firefox, the TwitterFox plugin is not bad as well…. But this is still the best in terms of hiding what you are doing…. 😉

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  20. Greg Ellison says:

    I saw this on the news yesterday sounds pretty cool. This was like watching the final four. The website had a boss button where it would flip to spread sheet. Greg Ellison

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  21. Glen Allsopp says:

    Nice post, I seen this on a blog the other day and thought it was a great idea. The only downside is that you can’t actually link on any of the links. However, it’s nice to see who is clogging your stream with junk very easily.


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  22. Robb Sutton says:

    So let me get this straight?! You are advocating wasting company time and money on Twitter?!

    Wait…how did I grow my blogs again…by using…

    Nevermind…great idea!

  23. Robb Sutton says:

    So let me get this straight?! You are advocating wasting company time and money on Twitter?!

    Wait…how did I grow my blogs again…by using…

    Nevermind…great idea!

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  24. Dean Saliba says:

    Awesome. I can’t wait to tell my friends about this.

    Shame there isn’t one for Facebook!

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  25. wow … I think this is very good tips that apply to

  26. Mike says:

    Great idea!

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  27. that is a cool concept, but a little excessive for the “twitaholics” out there. Especially now when companies are looking to cut back on staff, one mistake could have you in the unemployment line.

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  28. Jake says:

    I guess I’ll just stick with TwitterBerry but this is a cool little program!

  29. You know someone got busted to create that! Love the idea. Not something I have to worry about unless I fire myself.

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  30. Philip Nowak says:

    That spreadsheet is a little excessive. I use Twitter Fox as it is built into the lower right hand corner of my Firefox internet browser. I tweet at work because I run across many interesting real estate industry articles while catching up on my email.

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  31. Although I don’t agree with running companies into the ground willy-nilly, I found this program pretty humorous. Pretty ingenious if you ask me!

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  32. Brad says:

    ahahaha priceless!

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  33. BlogAngry says:

    WHAT A CHEATER!!!! lol!!


  34. Paulubiadas says:

    No one can fire me since I am working from home.

  35. This is very funny, I’m continually amazed by what folks keep developing or twitter. US Productivity is going to go down the tubes…

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    1. want there an article recently saying that people that spend time on social networks are less smarter than those without those outlets?

      you are right, productivity is really low, and its getting worse as people are growing up in a world where your either texting/IM’ing/Tweeting literally all day…

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  36. Will you be tired of Twitter stuff..Its everywhere now. Every one is talking….just like that Susan Boyle….
    Others are banking on service like this rather than the main company.
    Even facebook is having a trouble and also google is loosing about 30 million/month on youtube..

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  38. Pheak Tol says:

    hey that’s pretty cool

    i just click “continue” each time i go to twitter because of the “websense” that blocks social networking – yet gives you the ability to click continue if it’s “work related”

    so we always use twitter anyways but this is a cool thing as well

  39. Well John, I know you would never need to use a script like this 🙂


  40. Tran Harry says:

    But people need to remember, like they said on Facebook, don’t be surprised that just because you got a spreadsheet looking application up, your employer or coworkers aren’t secretly following your Twitter account already.

  41. says:

    LOL, nice tip. What if my boss reads too?’s last blog post: Apple New “Get a Mac” Ads

  42. Oh, that is good tips. Thank John. hahaha

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  43. Ganesh says:

    haha…. good one…. but not worth the risk… of losing your job 🙂 …. Never like to see – ‘Tweeting from work’ and ‘Just Fired from work for tweeting’ :):)

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  44. Death to productivity. FULL TWEETS AHEEEEAD…

  45. Tran Harry says:

    With the 2 Million people out of work right now, there’s plenty of time to Twitter outside of the office.

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  46. Mrs. Right says:

    OMG — how funny is this? John, you are naughty indeed. Why am I not surprised that this product exist to begin with and more importantly, Why am I not surprised that you would know about this “product”!! When I seen the title, I imagined a little John Chow in a classroom trying to get away with something behind teacher’s back.
    Too adorable. 🙂

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  47. Laura says:

    That is advice I would not want any of my CS to have. They already find ways to waste valuable time on the net. As a boss, I do not like it. As a blogger, twitter I like it… 🙂

    But, I do not need to be sneaky 🙂

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  48. That’s pretty creative. Good thing I’m my own boss and don’t have to hide my Twittering.

  49. Prince Sioni says:

    Great Idea! for employees 🙂

  50. Scott Ford says:

    That is a pretty neat!

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  51. Hey John! Nice stuff you got here!

    With this excel-like twitter application, definitely you can tweet at work without getting caught.

    Technology keeps on improving and improving…

  52. Aingaran says:

    I’m with Jake on this one. TwitterBerry is much easier to use, less risk of you getting fired if you get caught.

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    1. TwitterBerry is good if you have a blackberry, and are working in an env’t where your using your BB on the regular.

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  53. Ron Givens says:

    Hahahaha, this is funny.

    I know several people who have been fired from their jobs do to their nefarious internet activities.

    I guess you have to ask yourself, “Is it worth it, if I get caught and ultimately get fired?”



  54. Free Movies says:

    Really interesting tips..thanks to sharing it.

  55. Michael Zhao says:

    Cool…but I don’t have a PC that connects to the web at my work. Food for thought!

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  56. John what you have done … People are giving less productivity and this one of yours will keep their productivity more less.

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