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3 Social Media Tools For Content Curation

By Andy Lockhart

I am a marketer and social media consultant passionate about helping people development themselves and their business. I believe everybody has it in them to succeed at their passion regardless if that is through a Direct Sales Opportunity or a brick and mortar business. Either way I love to see people be successful and I like to take the mystery out of the social media and getting discovered on the internet.

29 replies on “3 Social Media Tools For Content Curation”

I dont care for Hootsuite and I stopped using Buffer because it labels your posts with its name. I have used post planner but stopped when you could no longer schedule to groups. Now I just use Google alerts and schedule manually.

Great post Andy!

Of the three resources, I’m currently most familiar with Hoot Suite.

But I’m wondering what’s the difference between Hoot Suite and Onlywire?

Because Hoot Suite costs just $9.95 per month, where as Onlywire currently has a cost of $29.99 per month for the particular service that I’m using.

If they’re basically the same service, it doesn’t make sense to over pay,right? Thanks for sharing an excellent post Andy!

Great post Andy!

Of the three resources, I’m currently most familiar with Hoot Suite.

And since I currently use Onlywire, which costs $29.99 per month, for the particular plan that I use.

And since Hoot Suite is currently only $9.95, what’s the basic difference? I’m wondering what’s the basic difference between the two services?
I mean, why pay more than I need to? Thanks for sharing an excellent post. And I look forward to your help!

Great reminder Andy – I use 2 of the 3 service you mention and am embarrassed to admit I’ve yet to take full advantage of their functionality. Ironically, spending quality time to learn how to take full advantage of each of these – as well as a couple of others I use – is on my agenda for this weekend. πŸ™‚

Hi Andy,
thank you for introducing Savvy to me. I like the ‘interest option’.

Hootsuite is my favorite because you can schedule posts and also see Retweets and other things. I also like the ‘Reader’ function.


I use Hootsuite. I haven’t used it in a while, actually, but I do appreciate being able to schedule some of my social media posts. I’ve scheduled quotes before and certain other posts. I do prefer to be live on the various platforms, though, and even if I do schedule some things, I’m still on live so I can interact.

Great post. I had never heard of Swayy. I am going to go check it out. I’m always looking for good things to post, and usually have to do all the legwork myself. You may have just saved me some valuable time.

Hi Andy!

I do have Hootsuite, but don’t use it because it just confused me. However, I’ve looked into Buffer lately and it is work the money to me.

I have not heard of Swayy and I thank you for introducing that one to me.

My goal for 2015 is to use more of this kind of social sharing and get more organized. Going to check out Swayy right off!

Thanks so much for this.


I like the variety of the 3 tools you chose here Andy.

I was not familiar with Swayy, but have taken a look and it seems like a cool content finder, I love that it has a chrome extension for easy access πŸ™‚

Thanks for these reviews Andy!


Good suggestions, Andy, for some very helpful social media tools.
Social media is so huge, and it can really be overwhelming. It’s just about impossible… for me, anyway… to keep it all sorted out, and make it a productive rather than tedious and pointless exercise, without the help of some kind of tools. There are a lot of them out there, but these are certainly a few of the best.
Thanks again, Andy. This is sure to make a lot of people’s lives a lot easier.

Hi Andy! I have been wanting to use a content syndication tool that will work for a few social networks (namely Twitter, FaceBook, and LinkedIn), so I’m so glad you went over a few options for us. I’m thinking of choosing a free one to give it a try. Is Buffer pretty straight forward?

zOMG Andy, I commented in the wrong article earlier :p

I tried Hootsuite some time ago but I had no clue what I was doing at that time…. now that I am getting the hang of all of my business operations I am going to give it another try, from the sounds of it it is a great tool for social media management. Thank you for sharing the other resources too, it is always nice to have options πŸ™‚

p.s. I had never thought of social media management as content curation, but I have increasingly become aware that even my personal facebook profile is a space that I use to share valuable content with my friends and family.

fro sure this is a great list of what we need and it is so nice of you to share it so freely.

Thanks so much for doing what you do to support so many.

I do not use any of the above.. I am sure I am missing something.. but since I do not see the need for me at this time, I do my best not to overwhelm my self with more to do or to look after haha πŸ™‚

Thanks so much for sharing,

I’ll be honest and say that I haven’t heard of any of these until just now, so I’m very happy I came across your post! I appreciate that you provided some brief details for each one. I’ll have to check back here at a later date and figure some of this stuff out πŸ™‚

Thanks for sharing your list of tools, and obviously Buffer is a great tool. Even though not everyone loves Klout, it too offers content recommendation. Feedly and are also good sources for curation.

Hi Andy

hmm..Pinterest.. A traffic magnet they say… It’s interesting… First what is important is that you verify your site with Pinterest. Then here is the smart part… If you happen to ‘stumble’ across a popular niche you can then pin this image to a board which you create then if someone finds that image they can share it.. Does this drive traffic to your site? Perhaps. Will it make you sales? Perhaps. Currently I am able to target boards in bulk and repin them to my board and redirect the traffic to that. What it means is yes the traffic is redirected and the content will get shared but I suspect it will take a few weeks perhaps for the sales to come in.. I will keep you updated.


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