Leveraging Twitter Tools for Maximum Use


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Leveraging Twitter Tools for Maximum Use

  1. 1. Leveraging Twitter Tools for Maximum Use Presented By: Urvi Mehta @UrviMehta http://www.UrviMehta.com
  2. 2. Twitbits About Me • Started in Social Media with Facebook • Became Active in Twitter July 2008 • Constantly Learning About New Tools • Started Social Media Michigan and Social Media International in Nov 2008
  3. 3. What You Will Learn • Contact Management • Search and Directories • Time Savers, To-Do’s and Productivity • Creative Uses, Interactivity • Account Management • Stats, Metrics, and Tracking • Mobile Applications
  4. 4. Contact Management
  5. 5. TweetBeep • Keep track of conversations that mention you, your products, your company, anything, with hourly updates! You can even keep track of who's tweeting your website or blog, even if they use a shortened URL (like tinyurl.com). • Great for online reputation management, catching all your @replies, finding job/networking opportunities, keeping up on your favorite hobby, and more!
  6. 6. www.TweetBeep.com
  7. 7. Does Follow? • Find out if person you are following is following you back. www.DoesFollow.com
  8. 8. Friend or Follow • Who are you following that's not following you back? Who's following you that you're not following back? Find out! • Different from Does Follow because it searches all at once
  9. 9. Friend or Follow www.friendorfollow.com
  10. 10. Twubble http://www.crazybob.org/twubble/
  11. 11. Tweet2Tweet • Tweet 2 Tweet tracks the public Twitter timeline to collect data in order to view conversations between two users www.Tweet2Tweet.com
  12. 12. Blog Tools
  13. 13. Twitter for Bloggers • Blogger – Twitter Updates Plugin • Plugins will “pull in” your tweets to your blog. • Wordpress – Twitter Tools Plugin • Pull in Your tweets to Wordpress blog • Update Twitter when you make a new blog post – Twitter for Wordpress
  14. 14. Search and Directories
  15. 15. Twitter Search • Formerly known as Summize • Best tool for finding Twitter Conversations and conducting niche/keyword search www.search.twitter.com
  16. 16. TwitScoop • Real-time current events for Twitter. • Use it to research the latest trends and to find out what’s the hottest buzz. • Displays in tag cloud feature that is useful www.Twitscoop.com
  17. 17. Twellow • Great Twitter Directory • Connect with other in your niche, industry, geography • Links to profiles on Facebook and Linked www.Twellow.com
  18. 18. Twitterholic • Showcases the top 100 Twitter users. • Follow “Twitter Rockstars” and find out what they’re doing to gain followers and increase visibility. www.Twitterholic.com
  19. 19. Time Savers, To Do’s & Productivity
  20. 20. TweetLater • Automation – Send ‘thank you’ and welcome messages to new followers – Return-follow your new followers – Schedule tweets to be delivered at a specific time in the future www.tweetlater.com
  21. 21. Remember the Milk • Task Management Service • Create tasks from Twitter – Follow RTM and send DM to it • Notification and task reminders can also be setup to be delivered www.rememberthemilk.com
  22. 22. TwitterCal • It's a free service that connects your Twitter account to your Google Calendar. • Add events in a snap from your favorite Twitter client. www.Twittercal.com
  23. 23. TwitTangle • Free service that helps you untangle the mess of having too many friends on twitter. – Allows you to rate and tag your friends and then filter your timeline to help you easily find the tweets that are most important to you! – Create custom groups of your followers and filter you timeline by that group. http://twittangle.com/
  24. 24. Desktop Clients
  25. 25. Tweetdeck • Split main feed (All Tweets) into topic or group specific columns allowing a broader overview of tweets. • Defaults to All Tweets, @replies and direct messages. www.TweetDeck.com
  26. 26. Twhirl • Desktop client • Built-in URL shortner • Ability to connect to other services such as FriendFeed www.twhirl.org
  27. 27. Status Updates
  28. 28. Status Updates • Ping.fm – Updates Twitter and other Social Networking Sites all at the same time www.ping.fm
  29. 29. Status Updates • Hellotxt – Another tool for Status Updates for Social Networking Sites www.hellotxt.com
  30. 30. Creative Uses, Interactivity
  31. 31. TwitPic • Easily post your photos and share them on Twitter www.Twitpic.com
  32. 32. TwitSay • Record 10 second voice message and share it with your Twitter peeps. – Quick and Easy way to engage your followers – Useful if you can’t text or don’t have access to your computer www.TwitSay.com
  33. 33. Twitter Keys • Icons and shapes in Tweets • Bookmarklet that you can drag to your bookmarks toolbar http://thenextweb.com/2008/09/16/twitterkeys-enhance-your-twitter-conversations/
  34. 34. TwittyTunes • FoxyTunes companion – Firefox extension which allows you to post your currently playing songs to Twitter with a click. As a bonus, you can also post the websites you're visiting, videos you're watching and more! http://www.foxytunes.com/twittytunes/
  35. 35. TwitHire • Free Job listing board. – Employers can promote their employment opportunities to social, savvy job seekers www.TwitHire.com
  36. 36. Straw Poll • Need to get feedback? • Create a poll and solicit responses just by tweeting www.strawpollnow.com
  37. 37. URL Shortners • Tiny URL – http://tinyurl.com/ • Is.gd – http://is.gd/ • Snip URL (View Unique Clicks) – http://snipurl.com/ • Tweetburner (Track # of clicks) – http://tweetburner.com/
  38. 38. Account Maintenance
  39. 39. TweeTake • Backup your followers, favorites or the entire account http://tweetake.com/
  40. 40. Twitterless • Twitterless tells you who stops following you and graphs your follower history over time, making this info available in a variety of useful views. http://twitterless.com/
  41. 41. Qwitter • Qwitter e-mails you when someone stops following you on Twitter with a message http://useqwitter.com/
  42. 42. Stats, Metrics and Tracking
  43. 43. Twitter Grader • Twitter Grader measures the power of a profile. • Gives suggestions on people you should follow based on your profile www.twitter.grader.com
  44. 44. Twitter Counter • Stats the span of the week for username • Chart your progress in getting followers www.twittercounter.com
  45. 45. TweetStats • Offers detailed stats of – your tweets, – who you sent them to the most – When you usually send them www.tweetstats.com
  46. 46. #Hashtags • Hashtags was designed to accommodate the real-time news community. – Provide analytic reports and indexing features to allow users to track what's happening now. • You create a hashtag simply by prefixing a word with a hash symbol: #hashtag.
  47. 47. Mobile Apps • iPhone or Ipod Touch – Tweetie – TwitterFon • Blackberry – Twitterberry
  48. 48. Things to Keep In Mind • Don’t get overwhelmed • Don’t start using all of them at once • If you’re a geek, create an application for you niche or industry • If you have questions, just ask!
  49. 49. Let’s Connect • Twitter: @urvimehta • Facebook: profile.to/urvimehta • Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/urvimehta • Blog: www.urvimehta.com To Download the Top 50 Social Networking Sites, visit my Blog at www.urvimehta.com