I’ve realised that the number of Twitter accounts I own is rising to compete quite happily with the number of active email addresses and domain names I own.
Not surprising, really, for as well as my personal Twitter account I have a number of identities tied to the various blogs I run. Admittedly, many of those function on autopilot, thanks to services like Twitterfeed. However, I do like to inject my own personality into them from time to time by manually tweeting.
Herein lies the problem.
My desktop Twitter client of choice at present is Tweetdeck, but (unless I’m missing something really obvious) there’s no easy way to switch accounts.
I know some desktop clients do allow this, but I’ve not found a reliable way of doing so. A couple of weeks ago I accidentally tweeted a reply to someone from the wrong account (via the web) because I’d forgotten who I was logged in as. Fortunately it didn’t really matter as it was strangely on-topic, but it could have been embarrassing or just off-topic.
If you’re a single account Twitter user, this won’t be a problem to you. My question is to those of you with two or more accounts. How many do you have, and how do you best manage them at your desktop and when mobile?