Hootsuite can be a very powerful tool, particularly if you are collaborating. Here's a basic how-to that gets you started with setting up a few information streams. You'll need a Hootsuite account and also will need to know how to add your social networks to it.
A lot of times you'll hear somebody say, "I posted a draft of my article for you to review in WordPress." This video covers how to have a look at that draft, and also how to start your own article in WordPress.
If you use Twitter, TweetDeck is an amazing timesaver. Here's an introduction that shows you how to register your accounts and send out Twitter posts to multiple accounts at the same time. Later tutorials will cover using TweetDeck in multi-column mode and also searching on TweetDeck. Click the arrows on lower right to play full screen.