Most churches have a church twitter account. If you don’t you should really consider getting one. (You might also want to upgrade from AOL soon but that’s another story.)
Having a twitter account for your church is easy enough to handle as long as one person manages the account but it gets tricky when more than one person needs to access it.
One Shared Password Doesn’t Work
Of course, you could have everyone share one password and access the account via the twitter site but that’s ineffective and insecure. What’s a twitter loving church staff to do? In swoops BirdHerd to the rescue.
BirdHerd is service that lets multiple authorized users access and control one shared twitter account and it does so with a finesse. Instead of making you use some dedicated site or app, it works by utilizing direct messages to and from the shared account.
BirdHerd Uses Direct Messages and Special Commands
Through the direct messages and BirdHerd commands, any authorized user can sent tweets, respond to direct messages and even send new direct messages via the shared twitter account.
BirdHerd even lets you send group messages (via direct messages) to everyone that’s authorized to use the account.
You can even follow new users via the same direct message system.
The list of commands and options are very extensive and this brilliant service is extremely well designed.
BirdHerd Allows Users to Use Whatever Clients They Like
If you have more than one person managing or using a shared twitter account, this service is perfect for you. There are other services out there that try to tackle this but all of them force your users to use a certain twitter tool. With BirdHerd, they can use any tool they like as long as they can send a DM.
Check it out here.