Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Buffer App breathes life into Google+ once again

I used to use Buffer once upon a time. (In a future blog post I will talk about how I figured out how to get the best out of scheduling.) In short Buffer allows you to queue posts to various social media platforms and release your content using a reasonable powerful scheduler. The free account has a significant number of features.
I tend to use Facebook because I have to rather than because I want to. As an educator who does a bit of public engagement work, I tend to use Facebook and Twitter as communication tools rather than social tools. For social stuff, I prefer to use Google+ (queue "fan boi" accusations!)

In a previous life Buffer only allowed you to post content to Google+ "pages" attached to your account rather than to your personal feed. Some time between the last time I used Buffer and the most recent time, this has changed.

So now with Buffer, I can schedule more professional stuff that is pushed out to Facebook, Twitter and Google+ personal page, and then push the more personal (often geek humour) out to those platforms as well. In addition, I can schedule stuff to be pushed out to my Google+ personal page too which is really nice.

So I got back on the Buffer bandwagon after an hiatus and am enjoying it once again.

If you haven't checked it out for a while, it might be worth a revisit.

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