A Compliment From a (Twitter) Follower

“@labourstart You guys do a good job. Largely unrecognized and under appreciated, but necessary. If there was a god, you’d be doing his work.”

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English Global Twitter Feed Changes

I`ve bumped it down to one tweet every three hours or so. I received requests for more frequent posts (we were already at one per hour), but at least one follower indicated that at that rate we were clogging his account. On the assumption that other followers felt the same and that we might lose followers as a result, I am moving to the slower rate and reminding those who wanted more (or who complain about things slowing down) that all our news remains available on the website.

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Change to the Twitter Feed

I’m using HootSuite to try and ensure there’s a tweet per hour 24/7 through our Twitter feed. Please let me know if you have any thoughts on this or on its execution, or if you see or hear any comments about the change. Especially the frequency, which may be too much for some of our followers.


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Hootsuite,Twitter and Facebook [Derek Blackadder]

I’ve been using Hootsuite’s delayed posting feature to try and keep the Canadian Twitter feeds active around the clock. Partly because the RSS feature in Hootsuite doesn’t work as well as I would like it to.

Just FYI, in case anyone else wants to do something similar, here are the texts I have been repeating. In English only as I am not confident enough of my own fluency, nor of Google’s.


Get (and leave if you want) your photos here! The global union movement’s photo album, a LabourStart project.

Unionbook – the social networking platform for trade unionists. A LabourStart project.

Union photographer? If you have a photo you would like to see as the LabourStart Photo of the Week, send to

Dress up your website or blog with LabourStart’s FREE newswires. By country or issue, or tell us what you need!

Get Your Union Books at Labour’s Bookstore – a LabourStart-UCS project.

Union women daily news at LabourStart’s Working Women page:

LabourStart’s mailing list about to hit 100k. Our costs 2 go up. Victim of our own success? If u or ur union can help:

LabourStart will soon be available in 28 languages. Our Ukrainian edition is almost ready to roll.

Act NOW! All of LabourStart’s active solidarity campaigns are here:


URGENT ACTION NEEDED. Union leader held in Serbian solitary confinement. Send protest e-mail in 20 seconds here:

Please retweet! URGENT ACTION NEEDED. Trade unionist in Iran facing execution at any moment. Send protest message here:

Colombia: End harassment and killing of trade unionists. Join the global e-mail campaign here:

Help end the months-long lockout at Acadian Coach Lines! Send a solidarity message here:

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