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Pretty much everyone that joins Twitter has a certain plan in mind to conquer this highly respected social media networking tool. Of course, it’s not the easiest thing in the world to master the ins and outs of Twitter, but there are plenty of guides out there that will teach you how to do it. There is; however, some simple advice that I can share with you and that is to always be yourself and to tweet what it is that is closest to your heart. People who follow you will see your dedication and the love that you hold for whatever it is you’re passionate about. Once you have mastered the simplest of guides, you will of course want to see the impact you are having on your followers, and how much they appreciate you on Twitter. This is not such a hard task cause there are a bunch of tools out there that are just waiting for you to use them.
Twitter is a fun place to hang out. The official web app might be bland, but there are a whole bunch of third party apps out there to make Twitter special. I have always maintained that if it weren’t for third party apps, Twitter would never have been the cultural and social phenomenon that it is today. We use Twitter for a variety of personal and professional reasons and the platform by itself isn’t flexible enough for our needs. So after the break, we have compiled a list of 20 apps that fill a dozen holes in the Twitter platform.
Twitter is an important part of my daily communications and community. I use it to: Share great resources Chat with friends and peers Share my own writing/posts Access resources, articles, and keep current Test ideas, vent, laugh and connect Give myself a mental floss — you never know what you’ll see, read or jump into But…I have a day job so I can’t spend all day, glued to the Twitter screen, waiting for someone to say something relevant. So, I rely on a handful of Twitter tools that make it much easier for me to accomplish my goals and cover my day job as well. Let me preface my tool talk with this statement: Twitter is not about automated conversations between your bot and mine.
Twitter announced this week that they were launching a brand new search, one that would show you not the most recent tweets about a given topic, but the most relevant. And along with this announcement, they revealed some pretty neat stats about just how popular Twitter search is. The Twitter Engineering blog took a close look at Twitter search’s behind-the-scenes action.
By Linda Cheung Without wishing to highlight my age, I remember email being something new and exciting when I was at university. We had time limits on our usage and emails could only be sent internally. When I started work there were seniors who thought email would never take off.
By definition, social media is meant to be just that, social. The argument to automate your Twitter feed or not can be hashed and rehashed over and over, but some facts remain the same; there are people behind the mechanisms. And as human beings, whether we like it or not, we’re not meant to work 24/7, and occasionally need to sleep. In today’s Twitterverse, there are a number of tools such as HootSuite , CoTweet , and TweetDeck that can offer users an almost overwhelming array of options. But what if you want to provide valuee to your followers throughout the entire 24- hour day, and don’t need all the bells and whistles of a full-blown social media package? Let’s take a look at 4 minimal Twitter automation tools that can help you stay engaged, even while catching a few winks.
Social media is about engagement, so there’s often quite a large debate about adding any automated elements to a social media campaign. Because let’s face it—no one wants to follow an account that’s essentially a bot. Or do they? While some automation tools do nothing but make your social media profile look like an announcement board, other tools can be used to sync right into your normal engagement to give it a helpful boost.
You might think that getting to the point where you have to actually manage your followers is miles away – but you’d be wrong. Whether you have 20, 200 or 2,000 followers, you should be managing them to ensure that your list is full of active, interesting, and relevant accounts. This will help you target your tweets towards your audience, learn more about your own niche, provide breaking news, and much more. Here are our favorite 5 free Twitter tools to help you manage your followers.
I believe this is the best, most complete and accurate list of valuable Twitter applications available on the internet right now. To be fair, I absolutely have merged and plagiarized other older and outdated lists that I found (the larger ones are credited below). However, I spent a good deal of time to clean out the dead applications, delete the apps that were overly quirky or being developed, focus more on the apps that increase productivity, and add in many of the new great apps that have come out over the past six months - particularly in the productivity / business apps section where my primary interest lies. I have also tagged the tools that cost money / have a premium option ($) as well as if they have a valuable free option (F/$). Finally, while application selection can be a personal thing, I tagged my favorite app (*) in each category.