The dilemma: you’re a friendly, Twitter-loving organisation that wants to wish its followers a happy new year, but doesn’t want to be staffing a corporate social media account at the moment the party poppers start popping.
Scheduled tweets are your saviour. Just set a “welcome to 2016!” tweet for midnight on 31 December – or 00.01 to be on the safe side – and wait for the RTs to roll in.
Pro tip: make sure someone has the password in case a hasty deletion is needed. Happy new year!
Because 2015 fireworks look much like 2016 fireworks:
With credit for the swift catch:
A Eureka moment
This one fell a bit flat
When timing isn’t your strong point…
…and nor is history
You should definitely schedule tweets across all the accounts you manage
We might, when it actually happens
Technology is such a tricky beast
What have you done today to make you feel proud?
I wish it were still 2015
But if you’re thinking of trying again tonight:
This article was written by Guardian staff, for theguardian.com on Thursday 31st December 2015 01.58 Europe/Londonguardian.co.uk © Guardian News and Media Limited 2010