Saturday, November 12, 2011

Triberr Good or Evil

Triberr has been such a mixed blessing. When I first joined a few months ago I loved it. I had two small tribes and I could set almost all of the members to automatic tweet. My traffic grew and all was right with the world.
Triberr was the first to say that they were in beta and changes were to be expected and you better be ready to roll with the punches. I went through a few changes with little traumatic effects. Most were almost imperceptable, but this last one was a real earthquake to many tribes.
One of the main complaints about Triberr has been concerns over spamming followers with unwanted content. This last update attempted to solve this by getting rid of automated tweeting. Mine and the heads of many of my tribemates nearly exploded. How could they? We can't go to the site everyday and set tweets to go out. It was madness.
Many tribemates have thrown up their hands and walked away from the whole thing. I have hung on and seen a light at the end of the tunnel. That light is the multi platform sharing addition. Now instead of just tweeting you can share tribemates posts on Facebook, Google+, Stumble, etc...
Even though it is more work to go in and manage your tribes, I think this new versatility makes it worth it. Dare I say, even better than it was. You can now have a group of bloggers you want to retweet all in one place and share one anothers content across all platforms.It still is a major time saver and, god bless it, traffic builder.
Now if we can just get rid of those crazy bones!


Dino Dogan said...

Hi Elise,

We didnt disable auto mode cuz we felt like it. We disabled it because twitter said "or else". Manual mode for all or no mode for all. We chose Manual for all and as not only the founder, but a member (hehe) I find the control over my stream even better. I have over 200 tribesmates and it takes about 3 minutes to approve all posts.

I'm glad you're finding multi-platform sharing option useful. Our mandate has always been to solve big problems for little bloggers, and that part will never change.

As for Bones, they actually serve a very useful function. By imposing cost on certain actions we protect tribesmates from abuse. So sorry....but the Bones stay :-)

Elise Crane Derby said...

First, Don't even get me started on Twitter and their Activity.... I didn't realize they had asked/demanded that you make the switch.
Second, Did you call me a Little blogger?
Third, Many primitive tribes used bones to fashion weapons. I'm just saying.

Sarah Auerswald said...

I'm glad to know the explanation for the end of automation, but it doesn't make me any less sad to see it go. I found that very useful.

And I'm curious if you called us all Little Bloggers as a term of endearment or ridicule? If endearment, I suggest finding an alternative...

Jack said...

Triberr is better on manual than when automated. The people that dropped out because of that have made a big mistake.