For a long time, I’ve taught the infosumption path as Skim, Scan, Save and Share. Until now.
Buffer App is changing the way I consume and share information.
One of the headaches BufferApp solves is what I call (probably you too) “Twitter Noise” where Susie Celebrity (who has 12K followers) tweets something and 100 people immediately re-tweet her.
It might be better for all concerned if there could be some distance between all those retweets. It’s one reason I suggested to folks that we favorite a tweet, then RT it later (or schedule it via HootSuite).
BufferApp changes that – one click from anywhere: Twitter. Google Reader. My browser. Facebook soon!
You can then schedule it or tweet it right now. And you can edit the tweet to add your 2 cents:
You can do this from any screen or stream on Twitter.
On Google Reader: It gets better. I spend a lot of time in Google Reader reading RSS feeds. Again, a single-click:
If you’ve never used the “Send-To” feature on Google Reader, setting it up is simple.
With a Share Button: If you look to the left of this article on my site, you’ll see I’ve set up a “Share on Buffer” button. Simple.
In your browser: Buffer has goodies for any browser (in Chrome it appears as an extensions at top-right, in Firefox see the bottom-right corner of browser). You can tweet a web page, or you can highlight a quote from a page and tweet the quote.
From your Mobile: There’s an Android app and a way to send to buffer from an iPhone.
On Facebook: I don’t know, because it’s not out yet – but I’ve signed up for the BufferApp/Facebook beta when it comes out.
There’s a few short steps to get your times up (the free version allows you to have 10 updates in the queue at once – you pick the times in advance). I’ve just upgraded to the pro version (50 in the queue, multiple accounts) so I can also buffer tweets from SansoneSpot.
There is a bit of buzz going on with BufferApp, so don’t just take my word for it:
- How To: Space Out Your Tweets Without Being Online All Day at Mashable
- BufferApp: An Easy Marketing Tool for Bloggers at Blogging Your Passion
- A Better Way to Reply to People on Twitter at TweetSmarter
- 3 Ways to Get 200% More Twitter Exposure at Famous Bloggers
Here’s a video from Buffer to give you a bit more:
If you like this piece, buffer it, hmm?