Twitter tools round-up

March 28, 2008

I blog quite a bit about Twitter. It’s one of my favourite microblogging tools. I use Twitter to keep up with news, friends, and other bloggers. As a Twitterite, I’m always exploring new ways to get the most out of Twitter. Here’s a round-up of some interesting Twitter tools and articles I’ve come across recently.

Use this tool to keep track of what happens to the links in tweets shared by you, your friends and other Twitterers. Includes Twurl This, a bookmarklet tool that lets you easily shorten URLs for sharing on Twitter. Read the Tweetburner blog to learn more about upcoming features.

A useful tool for following conversations by Twitter username. The tool only works for Twitter users with public profiles, but it helps you to follow the threaded conversation between users. Read more about it here.

TweetStats: Graphing Your Stats
Create a graph of your Twitter statistics including:
*Tweets per hour
*Tweets per month
*Tweet timeline

A desktop Twitter client, based on the Adobe AIR platform. It runs on both Windows and Mac and allows you to:
* connect to multiple Twitter accounts
* get notifications on new tweets
* shorten long URLs (helpful for keeping those tweets at 140 characters or less)
* cross-post updates to Pownce and Jaiku
* search tweets
* filter Twitter posts by timeline

TinyURL Plug-in for bloggers
Use this neat plug-in to allow blog visitors to easily Twitter and share your blog posts.

Fun Hack: Retweet Your Favorites on Twitter
A great post on how to use Yahoo Pipes and Twitterfeed to re-tweet your favourite posts to Twitter.

Looking to have more fun with Twitter? Read 5 ways to have fun with Twitter when you’re bored. You’ll learn how to calculate your Twitter score and how to typecast yourself and your friends (are you a: talker, listener, or hub?)

Is Twitter’s time at hand? Facebook has to hope it’s just a fad. Watch the Twitter vs Facebook video making the rounds of the interwebs and have your say. I vote yes for Twitter.

~ Related Posts ~

why you should embrace Twitter
Twitter in plain english
Twitter tools courtesy of CommandN

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