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How to Manage Twitter Account With Multiple Users

     
8:01 am on Jun 5, 2013 (gmt 0)

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I maintain a lot of Twitter accounts...some of which need to be accessed by multiple people.

I'm about to set up one of these for someone who's not very tech savvy, and I am trying to figure out easiest way, least likely to create future complications for this person... and least likely to risk losing access to the Twitter account.

Am thinking of setting up an email account on one of the mother site's alias domains just for the purpose of managing the Twitter account... but that still will require all additional users to log in and out of their own Twitter accounts when they access Twitter.

Also, how to handle the possibility of multiple users logging in at the same time from different machines? I'm sure as security measures are put in place, all sorts of anomalies will begin to set off alarms that might freeze access.

Any thoughts about safest and most efficient way to manage all this, short of multiple computers or browsers?
8:25 am on June 5, 2013 (gmt 0)

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>Any thoughts about safest and most efficient way to manage all this, short of multiple computers or browsers?

I would consider using a third party tool, such as hootsuite, which allows for multiple users of the same twitter, or other social media account.
8:45 am on June 5, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Robert, it doesn't sound like you'll be a candidate for two-factor authentication on Twitter as it currently stands. I couldn't use it either on shared accounts. (Actually I can't use it on any accounts as mentioned above) :(
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I'll change my answer a bit as this has been split off from another thread...

HootSuite is probably the best way to manage multiple users of SNS accounts these days. I wish there were other good alternatives. I really don't care for HootSuite, but I'm forced to use it.

It's web based and works in a browser. If you're working with other people you can keep the master key, and the other people accessing the account only need to be granted access through HootSuite. From the outside nobody can tell that multiple people are working the accounts.

One of the best features is that in addition to being able to control Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Foursquare, MySpace, WordPress and Mixi accounts, is that you can also post to Google+ Pages. They're one of the few companies that can post to Google+. Unfortnately the API for Google+ is sketchy and often fails, so you really have to keep an eye on that.