Managing Tweets

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NOTE: If you have a free account, you will only be able to use the default list and will need to blast lists manually.

The main user interface is the “Dashboard”. (FIG 4) There are three distinct zones.

a) LISTED TWEETS (Add Tweets to your lists)

b) CREATE / DELETE Lists (Manage your lists)

c) SCHEDULE LISTS (Manage your BLAST schedules)

To add a tweet click on the add button. (FIG 5.1) The screen will expand exposing a box where you can add the tweet (FIG 5.2). Select the list to which you wish to add the tweet (FIG 5.3). Please ensure your tweets do not exceed 140 characters in length (139 if using the ALTER TEXT function). If the length is exceeded the exceed count will be displayed above the tweet. Please reduce your tweet length by that amount.

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(NOTE: URLs are automatically shortened by twitter to 23 (http) or 24 (https) characters by Twitter. Therefore you can add tweets that are longer than 140 Characters as long as they are less than 140 when the URLs are compressed.)

If you plan on sending the same tweet multiple times per day you can select 2 ways of altering the message to prevent Twitter from blocking it for being a duplicate.

a) ALT TEXT – Alternates spacing between words (When using this your tweets must be less than 139 characters in length) (FIG 5.4)

b) ALT URL – Modifies the base URL (URLs must begin with http: or https: to be recognized by our algorithm). (FIG 5.5)

(IMPORTANT: If both ALTER TEXT and ALTER URL are selected, ALTER URL will be used and the ALTER TEXT algorithm will be bypassed)
Editing Tweets

Select the tweet you wish to edit and click the EDIT icon (FIG 6.1). In Edit mode you can change the content of the Tweet, the list it belongs to, and the duplication management features. After completing the edits, click the SAVE icon (FIG 6.2).

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Deleting Tweets

Select the tweet you wish to delete and click the DELETE icon (FIG 6.3)

Sending Individual Tweets

To send individual Tweets, click on the Send Tweet icon next to the desired Tweet (FIG 6.4)