Dashter, a wicked cool new plugin for WordPress, was just released. Actually, Dashter is far more than just a plugin. From Dashter.com:
Dashter is a revolutionary way to listen, curate & amplify social media interaction, directly from your WordPress website.
I was fortunate enough to beta test the product, and can say I was enamored with all its functionality. Apparently, I am not alone as the internet buzz is beginning to build…
I could drone on and on about what Dashter can do, but these two pretty much covered everything in their early reviews:
Here is a great question posed on Twitter (that I located through Dashter’s search capability, and inserted directly into this post (along with the others above) via Dashter’s Curate function:
chriskingree – @chriskingree
Anyone used #dashter yet? Pros/cons?
(In no particular order)
- The ability to match real-time social conversations with my blog’s content.
- Fully integrated Twitter client into the WordPress backend. It is, as Dashter calls it, a “social home” built into a place I spend a lot of time.
- Full-blown, feature rich capability to schedule social output.
- Curated content posted directly to my site. Easily.
- Tools to cultivate social relationships.
And a bunch more.
It’s not free, but then most of life’s good things are not free.
It’s easy to get sucked into the social world. That’s not really a con, but it seemed like I needed something other than just whining about the cost (which is well worth it).
Dashter, it’s reinventing how you use Twitter. Give it a whirl, I think you’ll like it. Read the reviews linked to above. Go to the Dashter Tour page and watch the videos. It’s cool stuff…
Disclosure: I know a couple of the folks behind Dashter and consider them personal friends. However, if Dashter sucked, our friendship wouldn’t stop me from saying so. In fact, Jeff and Steve would be disappointed in me if it did. Believe me, if Dashter sucked, I’d say it sucked.