With the HootSuite team constantly focusing on what’s next, it’s easy to lose sight of how far we’ve come. Looking in the rear view, 2011 was a watershed year for us as the HootSuite community soared from just over 1 million sign-ups at the end of 2010, to more than 2.7 million by mid-December – nearly tripling our userbase in one year.
Guided by your feedback and ideas, we’re proud to see how much of our road map we’ve covered in the past year with numerous iterations and integrations and we’re grateful to enjoy your continued support on this journey. From championship finals and tsunamis to revolutions and state of the unions – we’ve helped people connect, engage, manage, and broadcast what’s important to them. Sometimes triumphant, sometimes tragic, and at times trivial – our beloved dashboard has been a medium to help spread information, joy, hope, and… a remarkable amount of cat videos. So get cozy as we share our favorite memories and milestones from 2011…. with a special holiday greeting at the end.
The world got smaller for us as HootSuite saw a huge spike in sign-ups and activity from Egypt after the Egyptian Government began blocking social networking/media sites during the uprising and subsequent revolution. HootSuite was used as a workaround to organize assistance and resistance, contact outside media, and monitor the status of loved ones. Our hearts went out to the affected people on the ground as we watched the updates until the government eventually blocked all Internet access. But our unique perspective was shared in National Geographic for posterity. February also saw US President Barack Obama tweeting from HootSuite as he simultaneously presented his State of the Union address. As well, we rolled out Facebook Page Management and HootSuite for Blackberry saw the addition of new LinkedIn, Foursquare, Facebook, and Twitter features.
March – SXSWi, Social Analytics, and Secure Profiles
Very Impressive the milestones and achievements Hootsuite has had over the last 12 Months. We use it at work and work with over 30 different account.Hootsuite is great on how user friendly it is. Just a little click of a mouse or hover of the account to distinguish which account you are using. It would be great if you could integrate more different types of accounts like more social bookmarking sites.
I have asked through mail and twitter numerous times if there is a possibility to have a yearly payment plan for pro membership. These monthly payments are just an administrative hassle, I would prefer to pay a yearly fee. Please respond this time!!!!