Twitter Tools for Tough Times

April 1, 2009 at 8:08 pm Leave a comment

From Twitgraph
This tool allows you to send files to your Twitter friends by simply dragging them on to the application. Tweetr automatically uploads your file or picture and provides you with a shortened link. Great, with only 140 characters to use.

If you got a BIG announcement to make, perhaps a launch of a new product, or you want to propose to your girlfriend (haha), this app is just for you.  Twitsay let’s you record a voice message and broadcast it via your Twitter account.

Twits Like Me
Simply enter your Twitter username and it will analyze your recent tweets and then suggest other Tweeters that may interest you.  I tried it and found some pretty cool people.

This free desktop client lets you follow live Twitter updates while you work. It is both Windows and Mac friendly, and it connects to multiple accounts so that you can simultaneously monitor your, say, Twitter and Friendfeed accounts.  I don’t particularly like this app, as the window is small, the updates scattered and you can’t organize the people you follow into groups.

This app allows you to highlight text on your screen and submit it to Twitter. You can also shorten a copy of the URL of the page and ad it to the text.

Group Tweet
Allows you to make a protected Twitter group so you can discuss private information with many people.  This is great for internal business conversations.

This app lets you upload photos from your phone to post to Twitter. You can also grab pics from Flickr, Picasa and Facebook accounts. Talk about intense photo sharing.

Straw Poll
Awesome and cute.  This is an excellent way to do quick and simple polls to get to the bottom of some of your small business issues. It’s easy to use and fun for followers to engage in some basic research/polling.

Analyze your Twitter usage by simply entering your user name.  It will output graphs that shows you information about your tweets, including the most commonly used words as well as overview of your daily tweet volume.

My fave – TweetDeck
Tweetdeck although intimidating at first, easily enables you to organize your ‘followed’ into columns, know as ‘groups’. The fun part is that you can label these groups however you like.  Tehehe.


Entry filed under: small business tips.

From my ‘Your Social Media Start-Up Guide’ Kindergarten: The Basics for Small Business Success

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