Here’s an insane fact for you: We’re on social media an average of 3.6 hours every day. Are we wasting our lives away staring at a computer screen displaying an endlessly scrolling stream of noise and irrelevance? Absolutely. Could we at least make this time waster more productive, and perhaps even more profitable? Definitely.

The infographic below provides a few step-by-step guides on how you can be more productive on social media. There are likely a lot of tools and apps here that you’ve never heard of, but don’t get overwhelmed. To keep you from drowning in technical lingo, here’s the listed apps along with a definition of each:

Content Sourcing Tools

Digg

digg logo how to be more productive on social media infographicDigg is a news aggregator with an editorially driven front page, aiming to select stories specifically for the Internet audience such as science, trending political issues, and viral Internet issues.

Swayy

swayy logo how to be more productive on social media infographicSwayy is a personalized content discovery platform that helps you discover the most engaging content to share with your audience across social networks.

Nuzzel

nuzzel logo how to be more productive on social media infographicNuzzel helps you discover the best news stories shared by your friends on Facebook and Twitter, without being overwhelmed or missing anything.

Pocket

pocket logo how to be more productive on social media infographicWhen you find something you want to view later, put it in Pocket. Put articles, videos or pretty much anything into Pocket. Save directly from your browser or from apps like Twitter, Flipboard, Pulse and Zite.

Hootsuite

hootsuite logo how to be more productive on social media infographicHootsuite does social media management for any organization. Manage social networks, schedule messages, engage your audiences, and measure ROI right from the dashboard.

Buffer

buffer logo how to be more productive on social media infographicBuffer is a software application designed to manage social networks, by providing the means for a user to schedule posts to Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin.

Feedly

feedly logo how to be more productive on social media infographicFeedly is a news aggregator application for various web browsers and mobile devices running iOS and Android, also available as a cloud-based service. It compiles news feeds from a variety of online sources for the user to customize and share with others.

IFTTT

ifttt logo how to be more productive on social media infographicIFTTT is a web-based service that allows users to create chains of simple conditional statements, called “recipes”, which are triggered based on changes to other web services such as Gmail, Facebook, Instagram, and Craigslist.[4] IFTTT is an abbreviation of “If This Then That” (pronounced like “gift” without the “g”).

Community Management Tools

Mention

mention logo how to be more productive on social media infographicMedia monitoring made easy with Mention. Create alerts on your name, brand, competitors and be informed in real-time of any mention on the web and social media.

Commun.it

communit logo how to be more productive on social media infographicCommun.it is a (customer) relationship management tool for Twitter. It automatically identifies influencers, supporters, and prospects. In essence, the tool helps you establish real connections and build relationships by acting as your social media assistant.

Growth Management Tools

Manage Flitter

manage flitter logo how to be more productive on social media infographicManageFlitter is a web-based application that assists Twitter users gain insight into their Twitter account. ManageFlitter provides a set of tools that allows Twitter users to effectively curate, prune and grow their Twitter account.

SumAll

sumall logo how to be more productive on social media infographicSumAll is a cross-platform marketing analytics company. The company’s platform combines social media, web traffic, sales metrics and other data to allow customers to track business and social media metrics.

Bitly

bitly logo how to be more productive on social media infographicBitly is a URL shortening service. Own, understand and activate your best audience through the power of the link.

Now that you’ve had a quick read-through of all of the social media tools and apps that are available, (and this is far from all of them) have a look a the infographic below to see the step-by-step guide on how to use them:

how to be more productive on social media infographic

Source: QuickSprout 

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