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Another interesting way to filter through what is being said on Twitter, and better yet, analyse it, is to visualize it. This is certainly not a new idea, and we’ve written about some services in the past that will allow you to do just that. With the world around Twitter constantly growing and developing, it’s no surprise that since then there are a ton more services allowing you to visualize your followers, Twitter stream and your own personal Twitter stats. Portwiture Portwiture is definitely one of the more unique visual Twitter apps that you’ll find. Rather than tag clouds or graphs, Portwiture allows you to visualize your tweets in photographs.
Meet Michael Todd , my Twitter coach. I follow him because he teaches me how to improve my use of Twitter in practical and clever ways. For your convenience, I have deconstructed ten things that Michael does differently. Take a look…
So for those times when you want to stay within the Twitterverse without posting a dozen tweets, there are several options available to do just that. Here are 6 possibilities you should check out, which allow you to write longer Tweets on Twitter. TwitLonger Topsy’s TwitLonger.com is the site I use via the Twitter desktop client, Tweetie, when I need to get beyond 140 characters. When you go over the character limit, a pop-up message asks if you want to post your “too long” tweet to TwitLonger.
Twitpic is launching support for video Tuesday, bringing about a new way for Twitter users to share their clips in a timely manner. With Twitter's growing importance as a tool for citizen journalism, multimedia uploading and sharing tools are more relevant than ever before. Services like Twitpic, while still fun for vanity purposes, have played a critical role in spreading newsworthy images from eyewitnesses who have been present with mobile phones at world-changing events. Events such as the evacuation of Times Square , the earthquake in Haiti , the protests in Egypt and many others have been graphically and valuably portrayed on Twitter via services like Twitpic. And occasionally, Twitpic images not only depict the news, they become the news, themselves. Last year, a photo of a transit worker sleeping on the job was posted to Twitpic and caused an uproar in the media.
A 2010 Edison research study showed that 42% of respondents hear about products and services through Twitter. In response to this dynamic businesses are increasingly using Twitter to engage with customers, reach the media directly, and further establish themselves as thought leaders in their industry. You can even use Twitter for lead management or marketing automation . Listen to our free webinar with Laura Fitton, HubSpot's Inbound Marketing Evangelist, as she reveals the basics of Twitter and how you can use the channel for marketing and PR. Laura shares some established Twitter marketing processes, best practices, and examples of successful case studies.
Despite the undoubted popularity of third-party photo and video sharing services, it could be argued that Twitter is all about language. Whether it's usernames, hashtags or that infamous 140-character limit, the service is built around using language in a very specific way. Even more fascinating to word lovers, Twitter has added a ton of vocab to our online lexicon, made abbreviations much more acceptable, and can spread new words globally in minutes. Here, we bring you eight excellent language-related Twitter tools that will help with defining terms, explaining hashtags, analyzing text and finding more concise ways of phrasing tweets. Let us know in the comments below which ones you find useful, as well as any others you use.
Posted January 12, 2011 in Social Media Are Twitter newspapers effective for freelancers? For the past few months, I’ve been seeing links to online “newspapers” pop up in the Twitter stream. In fact, we first discussed Twitter Newspapers on Freelance Folder in an Open Thread a few months ago.
Post-Oprah and apres-Ashton, Twittermania is definitely sliding down the backlash slope of the hype cycle. It’s not just the predictable wave of naysaying after the predictable waves of sliced-breadism and bandwagon-chasing. We’re beginning to see some data. Nielsen, the same people who do TV ratings, recently noted that more than 60% of new Twitter users fail to return the following month.
A bit more than a month ago, I asked the question : Can you become influential on Twitter, and get a high Klout Score, merely by Tweeting a lot? To test this, I set up an experiment, which involves four Twitter bots that automatically tweet the output of the Unix fortune command-line application. Fortune randomly outputs mildly humorous quotes, and was often used on Unix to produce a ‘welcome message of the day’ upon login. The four bots Tweet once every minute, once every five minutes, once every fifteen minutes and once every thirty minutes respectively. They are completely anonymous, have no avatars or custom user profiles set, and do not follow anyone.
You’re likely on Twitter. But are you connecting with the right people? Do you want to build a quality Twitter following? If so, keep reading. In this post we will explore sometimes obvious, yet seldom implemented, techniques of building a following on Twitter as well as few methodologies you may have not considered but should find quite useful.
BreakingNews.com, an extension of the popular @BreakingNews Twitter account that MSNBC Digital Network bought in December 2009 , has added new social crowdsourcing features to its site enabling users to submit their tweets, photos or videos. The site also recently unveiled iPhone, Android and Windows Phone 7 apps, and is looking to expand to Blackberry devices and the iPad. The site, which got its start on Twitter by curating breaking news from sources around the world, has had a staff managing the accounts 24/7. Now it's opening up to let users break news themselves, or help spot news as it's taking place. "It's not just about what news organizations publish anymore, but it's also about what people see," said Cory Bergman , director of product development at MSNBC. Spotting Breaking News
The power of social networking analysis can not be understated. You can see how far your own influence stretches out, you can measure the scope of influence of some of the most famous people in Hollywood, and you can even identify potential business contacts within your particular niche. There are many possibilities when you start mapping out social networks. There has been a huge influx of Twitter apps on the web.
30+ Twitter Tools for Research Posted by Ana ADI on November 6, 2010 · 28 Comments i 6 Votes