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5 responses to “Fake HootSuite Error Turns into Forced Twitter Marketing”

  1. Kate

    Hi Zoli – interesting post! The early upgrade tweet is and was optional. Based on this and other feedback, we did add the option to edit the upgrade tweet. HootSuite 2.0 will be available to all, sans tweet, within a few weeks (no exact date yet.) We hope you love the many free features 2.0 offers as much as we do! Thanks!

  2. Mark Suster

    Zoli, spot on. The HootSuite forced spam marketing campaign I believe did more harm than good. As a company you only have your brand reputation and to sully it by forced spam was a rookie maneuver. Until this I had a high perception of HootSuite. Now I’m spending more time with CoTweet. FWIW, CoTweet can be used in a very lightweight way if you want. I’d recommend it.