Updated Oct. 2013
Here are resources related to Twitter that we will use in J99 Social Media Strategies class this semester. The list will be updated during the semester. If you have anything to add to the list, please add it in the comments area below.
Wall Street Journal article on Twitter founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams.
Numbers: Twitter has 200 million active users a month tweeting more than 400 million times a day (Feb. 2013).
Getting started with Twitter
Fly features: Home, Connect, Discover, All About You, Speak Up
Twitter features to know
- Direct messages
- Retweet (RT)
- Modified Tweet (MT)
- Recent image galleries – (shows your photos and any you interacted with)
- Advanced search and how to use advanced search
- Keyboard shortcuts (under the “head” dropdown at top right)
- Twitter trends (U.S. by default – chick “change” to switch to your city)
- Settings (under head icon) … includes account, password, mobile, notifications, profile, design and apps.
- Add your location to a tweet by clicking the crosshairs
Who to follow on Twitter
@Sree’s Twitter guide
When to Tweet – The science of social timing
Twitter RSS feeds (change the bold part):
- For a Twitter user: http://api.twitter.com/1/statuses/user_timeline.rss?screen_name=username
- For a Twitter list: http://api.twitter.com/1/username/lists/listname/statuses.atom
- For a Twitter search: http://search.twitter.com/search.rss?q=keyword
- Mentions of a particular username: http://search.twitter.com/search.rss?q=%40username
- Mentions of a particular hashtag: http://search.twitter.com/search.rss?q=%23hashtag
Click to Tweet – Compose a tweet for others to share.
Twitterfall – shows a waterfall of tweets based on search/list/etc.
Tweetlabs – view the latest tweets of searches or trends
Twiangulate – find followers you have in common with someone else
Followerwonk – analytics, follower segmentation, social graph tracking
Wefollow – Twitter directory and search tool
Tweepi – Follow lots of people and unfollow the inactives
Refollow – lets you follow and unfollow groups of people at a time based on a certain criteria
Snapbird – Search beyond Twitter’s search history (Twitter search only goes back a few days)
Tweetstats – Graph your Twitter stats (when you tweet, how often, who to, who you RT, etc.)
Twittervision – visualize tweets on a map in real time
Just Unfollow – find and unfollow Twitter users who unfollowed you or who do not follow you
Tweetreach – How far did your Tweet travel
Manage Flitter – clean up and manage who you follow
*Buffer – put tweets in a queue and it sends them out at best time
Brandtweet Statistics – find the network of Twitter contacts that are really relevant for you
Tweriod – gives you the best times to tweet
Tweetchat – helps you focus on a Twitter chat
Tweepsmap – shows where your Twitter followers are located
Twylah – creates a website of your tweets
*Wildfire Monitor – track followers of multiple accounts
Commun.it – helps you build relationships on Twitter
*Timehop – e-mails you what you shared a year ago
Topsy Analytics – compare words or websites shared on Twitter
*Friendorfollow – shows who isn’t following you back, and who you aren’t following back
WhoUnfollowedMe – show you who unfollows you
Tweetgrader – measures how influential you are on Twitter
Tweetlevel – measures your influence on Twitter
Retweetrank – measures and tracks your retweets
Backtweets – search for links on websites
Topsy – search the social web, or just Twitter
Rowfeeder – track hashtags/users in a Google doc spreadsheet
Twitter Counter – Get twitter stats.
Twenty Feet – Twitter analytics.
Hashtracking – insights for hashtags.
*Tools I use on a regular basis