As of this week Micheal Q Todd (@MQTodd) and I are launching an exciting new Twitterchat for you to participate in. It is called #ToolsChat and we will discuss how you can make the most of Twitter with various Twitter Tools.

We will review a different set of tools each week and announce complete details on this blog.

This week, in order to kick things off, we will talk about your overall favourite tools and how to best use them.


Here are the questions to be asked this week, Wednesday 10 p.m. ET:

Q1 What are your top 2 Twitter Tools you couldn’t live without anymore?

Q2 Which hot new tools did you discover this week everyone should know about?

Q3 What should you consider the most when choosing Twitter tools?

Q4 Which Twitter Tools do you plan to check out soon?

Q5 Which Tools would you recommend a Twitter newbie?


A finished transcript will be published here in the form of a KeepStream collection here on the Buffer blog after the chat.


How do I best follow #ToolsChat?

I believe the easiest way for you to participate is to set up a search column in Tweetdeck or Hootsuite with the hashtag #ToolsChat.

Alternatively we have also set up a specific event for you here: ToolsChat. It will allow you to have all the details of the chat next to the tweets.


When does it start?

#ToolsChat will take place every Wednesday at 10p.m. Eastern Time.


Ok, Michael and I hope to see you there. Do you have any suggestions for #ToolsChat? Let me know anything that comes to mind below.


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Written by Leo Widrich

Co-founder and COO at Buffer. I enjoy working on company culture, customer development and marketing. For more personal posts, check out leostartsup.

  • Thanks Leo. I’m looking forward to the #Toolschat. I’m sure we’ll all find out about some tools that we never knew existed before. Cheers!

    • Hi Ileane, thanks for stoppping by 🙂

      Yes, absolutely, I am very excited about it! Fantastic, I look forward to chatting away with you then and yes, just like you say, I am sure people will have some amazing new tools to share with us! 

  • Sounds good! Just one suggestion – I haven’t a clue what time 10pm Eastern Time is. If you want to make it easier for people outside the US to participate, suggest you at the least put in a link to I believe there is a widget as well.

    10pm Eastern (Standard?) Time turns out to be 4 in the morning Central European Time, so I reckon I’l be relying on the Keepstream transcript!

    • Anonymous

      Hi Ann,

      Thanks for your comment, and you are absolutely right, we should put something up, so that people can easily compare the timezones.

      Yep, unfortunately, it will be tough for people in Europe and I doubt many will get up with me to do the chat. However, I am sure we can find a more suitable spot in the future, so that more people can participate.

      • Thanks Leo – hope you are getting some sleep now!

  • Well we are starting pretty much now so if you have any recommendations please leave them here or tweet them to us in the next couple of hours
    >Keep your tweets short to get them easily seen and use the site to tweet from as questions and stream are in there