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8 Free Tools to Visualize Information on Twitter

8 Free Tools to Visualize Information on Twitter
There’s a lot of noise on Twitter. People use a variety of ways to filter through that noise, from following specific lists, finding like-minded people through third party sites, or using a variety of services and websites to find the information that matters to them on Twitter. 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. Portwiture matches the content of your tweets to photographs that have been uploaded to Flickr. Tori’s Eye TweetStats Trendistic TwitterMap 5K Twitter Browser

Deconstructing the genius of Twitter coach, Michael Todd | RADSMARTS 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. 1. Michael’s tweets are full of excellent advice on getting the most out of your online platforms, especially Twitter. 2. You can trust Michael to signpost relevant and useful links on a regular basis. 3. This is a nice twist – something I’m now going to implement. 4. Michael keeps the ‘me’ of social me-dia to a refreshing minimum. 5. I love how Michael is very responsive. 6. Michael adds his own fresh thinking in a style the inspires and motivates. 7. Hash tags can be annoying to read on Twitter, but Michael demonstrates and consistent and useful approach. 8. For example, his Twips hashtags are a very handy source of Twitter tips. 9. Michael uses full stops before @Replies so that all his followers can benefit from the dialog. 10. One thing Michael isn’t is spammy!

Communicating Through Infographics - Noupe Design Blog Mar 03 2011 With so many diverse infographics out there there’s always something aptly for everyone. A big shout out to all the artists, illustrators, designers, researchers and writers who made these educational wonderful infographics possible. Today we present to you a nice roundup of infographics — there should be one for all the different interests. Educational Infographics Social Media High School How the Internet Can Help Chronic Disease Sufferers How Internet Users Feel The Need To Belong How Android Is Taking Over The Future is Now The Journey of Amazon Social Media Brands The Jazzy Rise of WordPress Wikipedia Turns 10 — Happy Birthday! What’s Next for WikiLeaks? The Rise And Fall of Yahoo! The Venturesome History of Web Search Engines Media Wheel: Visualizing Daily Activities Europe Trails The US In Productivity When Social Goes Wrong How Coffee Affects The Global The Evolution of the Geek Everything You Need To Know About The iPad2 Fastest Ways to Lose Customers How Do Colors Affect Purchases?

7 Twitter Strategies for Growing a Great Following 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. The inspiration for this post came from the book Twitter Power by Joel Comm. Let’s get started. #1: Look for people you already know This one is a no-brainer but it often goes unexecuted. You can tell Twitter to cull the list of contacts from your existing accounts on Gmail, Yahoo, AOL and LinkedIn. This method is limited to web-based email and unfortunately there is no simple way to search your Outlook contacts for Twitterers. But there is a way around that: Open a free web-based email account such as Gmail or Yahoo! Done! There are additional implications, of course. #2: Twijazzle your blog So how do you Twijazzle your blog? Amen, brother Joel. How?

6 Tools That Allow You To Write Longer Twitter Tweets 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 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. You can also of course write a longer tweet directly on the TwitLonger site, signing in with your existing Twitter account. The site points out that your Twitter privacy settings are not reflected in Twitlonger, but it does recommend that you not use its services for sending direct messages. There are several Twitter-related web and mobile applications that support TwitLonger, including TweetList, Twizzle (iPhone/iPod Touch), Twitepad (iPad), and Touiteur (Android). JumboTweet ezTweets TinyPaste XLTweet

Best Urban Infographics Ever - Cities The inimitable Yuri Artibise who has devoted himself to the Herculean task of making one of the country's most unwalkable cities (Phoenix), walkable, offers up on his Yurbanism blog a selection of his favorite urban infographics. Artibise's top 5 include The Broad Street Cholera Outbreak of 1854(which was perhaps the first urban data visualization); Massimo Vignelli's iconic New York Subway Map (1972); Eric Fischer's Flickr-photo generated exploration of "Where Tourists Really Flock"; Wired's awesome "What a Hundred Million Calls to 311 Reveal About New York" (hint: its residents are noise-averse and generally displeased with taxi cabs); and Thumb's vibrant "Ring Roads of the World" that renders ugly urban sprawl into something gorgeous. Artibise lists a few other favorites such as the National Building Museum's "Cost of Owning a Car." At GOOD, we can't get enough of this stuff so Yuri, thanks for adding us to your list!

30+ Twitter Tools for Research « Ana ADI 30+ Twitter Tools for Research Posted by Ana ADI on November 6, 2010 · 28 Comments NOTE: If you find this blog post useful please bookmark it. For some time now, I am doing my best to participate in a Twitter chat dedicated to social media measurement, #smmeasure, as a means of exploring what practitioners do and of discovering new tools. TwentyFeet is a rather new platform dedicated to aggregating statistics related to Twitter and Facebook accounts. TwitterAnalyzer provides a variety of activity evolution metrics including user activity (number of tweets, chats, subjects, hashtags, links) and follower metrics (online followers, growth rate, density map, RTing accounts) and user interaction (mentions). TweetEffect visualizes the fluctuations of followers for designated account. Xefer is an alternative to TweetStats. TwitterCounter track the activity of an account showing the fluctuations in numbers of followers, followed accounts and tweets. Reach Influence Volume/Trends Sentiment Archive

Twitpic Brings Video to Twitter The anatomy of a WordPress theme index.php – home The index file controls what the homepage of your WordPress theme looks like. By default it is a loop that queries and then displays the most recent blog posts, with a link in the bottom to view previous posts. Alternately, you can specify in wp-admin -> settings -> reading to have the home page be a page you created yourself in WordPress. In that case, you specify a different page/URL for the regular blog posts to appear on, and that page is generated by index.php. single.php – individual posts The display of individual posts in your WordPress theme is controlled by a little file called single.php. You can specify if you want sidebars (and which you want), if you want it to look different than the other pages on the site. page.php – individual pages Page.php controls what pages look like. WordPress also allows you to create different page templates within your WordPress theme for different types of pages. archive.php, category.php, tag.php – archives The Loop comments.php

105 Twitter Apps for PR Twitter is no longer a little known platform for bloggers to communicate on. These days, even large corporations are realizing something many smaller businesses have known for a while . . . Twitter is a powerful PR tool. Making the site even more useful for public relations and networking are the myriad of third party applications that seem to be multiplying at an exponential rate. Advertising for Cash 1. adCause matches advertisers with publishers (twitter users). 2. When you purchase impressions, your Twitter profile is displayed on the Twitter apps in the network. 3. A sponsored conversation is a social media marketing technique in which brands provide financial or material compensation to bloggers in exchange for posting social media content about a product, service or website on their blog. 4. An advertiser creates their ad message and selects some keywords that will help identify the best Magpie-Twitterer for the campaign. 5. 6. Business 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.

The Twitterverse by Brian Solis and JESS3 - oneforty 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. In this 50-minute webinar, you will learn: What is Twitter and why is it importantHow to use Twitter to monitor your brand and engage customers and prospects directlyHow to reach media and bloggers directly to get PR coverage for your businessHow to measure your performance on Twitter Webinar Details Speaker: Laura Fitton (pistachio)