Saturday, March 28

Twitter: Not Just Another fad

Twitter is the fastest growing social site today:


Twitter is a social networking and micro-blogging service that enables its users to send and read other users' updates known as tweets. Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 bytes in length. Updates are displayed on the user's profile page and delivered to other users who have signed up to receive them. Senders can restrict delivery to those in their circle of friends (delivery to everyone being the default). Users can send and receive updates via the Twitter website, SMS, RSS (receive only), or through applications such as Tweetie, Twitterrific, Twitterfon, TweetDeck and Feedalizr. The service is free to use over the web, but using SMS may incur phone services provider fees. {Wiki}

40 of the Best Twitter Brands and the People Behind Them

2 ways to grow your Twitter Followers:

1. Go out and find your own followers:

With this method you have to find people to follow. The way that I find people to follow is to find Twitter channels with thousands of followers.

For example: @etsy @artfire @timothyadam @handmadeology @adnagam

Go to these channels and follow the people that are following them... they are more likely to follow you back.

2. Join

This is a new FREE site where all the members follow each other.. with ifollowback there is no more guessing whether or not someone you follow will follow you back or not. I am personally using this service and it is a great tool for building your Twitter followers.

Twitter Applications you can't live without: All FREE!

1. Tweet Stats

TweetStats lets you graph your twitter stats based on hour/month/timeline and a few others. The best part of the site is the ability to see your ‘Tweet Cloud’ and trending the current Twitter trend cloud.

Here is a nice graph showing the how many tweets per month I tweet.


Another set of Graphs provided by TweetStats


Here is a tag clod of all my tweets.



Twitterholic is one of may faves because of the ease in which I can look at the top 1,000 Twitters based purely on their Followers. Though it does also give options to sort by Friends, Updates, and the date a person joined, and also breaks down the groups to 100 person blocks for easy reading. Another nice feature, is the backlinks to the persons Twitter channel and website.



With Twittercounter you can compare different Twitter Channels and see what your projection of followers will be. You can also add a button to your blog or site that tells your readers how many followers yo have.



Twitscoop will show youthe hotest topics on Twitter. I updates ever 20 seconds. You can also look at your channels for detailed info and search keywords to see how hot they are.




On this FREE site you can customize your Twitter background:


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zhan said...

i love you site... lots of stuff

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Tina of Pfeiffer Photos said...

Thanks for the links to the tweet accessories!

J.Crabbit said...

I just forwarded this information around the office. great stuff

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