Buffer vs HootSuite

Buffer is a software application designed to manage social networks, by providing the means for a user to schedule posts to Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin. Buffer makes it super easy to share any page you're reading. Keep your Buffer topped up and we automagically share posts for you through the day.
The leading social media dashboard to manage and measure your social networks. Manage multiple social networks. Schedule tweets and messages. Track brand mentions. Analyze social media traffic. HootSuite free alternatives are Tweetdeck and SocialOomph.
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2014 - Hootsuite now suggests content to share to take on Buffer

Sharing high quality content with followers is absolutely key to social success. But finding good content is often a time-consuming and difficult task.  Social media management service Hootsuite has created a powerful new feature - Suggested Content - to help you save time on content discovery and social media publishing. This new content suggestion feature analyzes your posting history on Twitter and recommends articles that are relevant and interesting to you, your followers and friends. It then places them into the prime spots within your content calendar for easy editing and publishing. This new feature is also smart - the more you use it, the more it learns about what content you like to share. Plus, it optimizes your scheduling, so you can maximize engagement with your followers.