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Twitter is celebrated for rapidly distributing breaking news, sometimes reaching vast audiences before that information is reported by the press . But sometimes that information is inaccurate, misspelled or taken offensively — and it can be difficult to correct once it's saturated the Twittersphere. So how do you stop a bad tweet from spreading?
If you’re a Twitter user, you may care about this. I think you should.
Twitter is far and away my favorite social network, but it does have its downsides. The 140 character limit? Nope, I actually enjoy the challenge of crafting meaningful messages in limited space.
Just because you're not ready to shell out $99 per month to figure out the best times to tweet and post Facebook status updates doesn't mean you can't take better control of understanding your social media output. Indeed, paid Twitter analytics services may offer way more than the average user needs. And despite increasing sophistication of their competitors, some of the best analytics tools remain free for users, either on a trial or permanent basis. Here are four free tools to get you started in better understanding how and when to tweet. TweetLevel: Edelman's "nifty little measurement tool" was indeed nifty when we used it to analyze Twitter hash tags, but not so much when we used it to analyze individual users. A lot of the people we searched got 0.0 as their Twitter influence scores, which just didn't add up when compared to searches we ran on tools.
Leo Widrich is the co-founder of Buffer , a new way to publish tweets and Facebook posts at better times for more impact. He writes more about social media tips and tools on the Buffer blog . Follow him on Twitter @LeoWid or subscribe to his Facebook updates.
The reorganized and refashioned Twitter.com is a markedly different beast than it was just 48 hours ago.