Twitter, according to the Tweet counter at GigaTweet, is well passed the one-billion Tweet mark.Twitter launched in July, 2006 and is fast becoming the most popular micro-blogging platform on the web…if it isn’t all ready. I enjoy using Twitter because it is so simple, it is a 140 characters about anyone, any topic, anything. Twitter compliments my other social networking sites as well as my blog, I bring all of my sites together under this one little bird. I share useful links, stories, updates from my other sites, I chat, and I use it to find people and information.
I spend more time on Twitter now then just about anywhere else, which is wonderful but at the same time it can be a little overwhelming.Like the Soge Shirts T-shirt….
Never fear though, their are tons of smarties out there that have developed tools to simplify and organize the Twitter obsession. I could create an entire blog of just Twitter tools….actually quite a few people have (some of them are listed below) for The Get Smart Blog we are just going to occasionally post some of the ones we have used and found to be too cool not to share. If the occasional post is not enough, head on over to Alltop they have tons of Twitter sites listed that will keep you busy.
Some of our favorite Twitter Tools:
JustTweetit – Twitter Ditectory, find other people with the same interests
TwitPwr – Find out where you stack up in the Twitterverse and locate the Power Group
Twitter Grader – Score Your Profile and find other Twitterers
TwitterFriends – Your relevant network on Twitter
FriendOrFollow.com – Twitter reciprocation; look at who you are following you and who is following you back.
My Tweeple – Check out Twitter buddies, and look at potential buddies
Twitter Account Management Applications
TweetDeck – Social software desktop client, based on the Adobe AIR platform, enables users to split their main feed (All Tweets) into topic or group specific columns allowing a broader overview of tweets.
Splitweet – Online application that allows you to manager multiple Twitter accounts & monitor your brand, good for corporate accounts.
iTweet.net – Online application to help you handle your Twitter account. Built-in auto-refresh, search and hashtags. View user bio, location, URL inline with tweets. Watch conversations with “in reply to” links. Bit.ly URL shortener and TwitPic uploader
Twitter Focused Blogs
Twitter.Alltop – Great Place to find Twitter Blogs
TwiTip – Twitter tips for beginners
TweetCrunch – It’s all Twitter all the time
Twitter Time Management Tools
TweetLater.com – This tool lets you schedule tweets and create auto-responders when people add you.
twurl – URL shortener.
Snipurl – URL shortener
MyCleenr – A way to sort your friends by their last tweets. It allows you to get rid off all the inactive and useless accounts that you are following!
Twitter Research Tools
Tweetag – Browse the Twittosphere for key words, popular topics, brand monitoring
Re.twit.d – See the most popular retweets, what links and stories are people sharing
Monitter – It’s a twitter monitor, it lets you “monitter” the twitter world for a set of keywords and watch what people are saying.
Twitter For Your Blog
- ReTweet-This buttons for each TweetBack
- A digg-like Tweet-This Button
- Automatic Tweeting of new posts
- A Most-Tweeted Widget
- A Recently-Tweeted Widget
- A My-Last-Tweets Widget
- A My-Favorited-Tweets Widget