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Meetup Summary: Twitter, Freelancers Union

From: Bryan K.
Sent on: Wednesday, May 27, 2009 7:51 PM
Thanks to all those that attended last night. It was a nice blend of Net2LA and JellyLA (plus some of the Drupal and CAUSECAST crowds!). Below are Christine's Twitter links?plus a few of my own?as promised.

If you'd like to communicate more with Freelancers Union, message them on Twitter @freelancersu and/or sign-up as a member for free at You can also see some of the conversation as it was tweeted live by visiting the Net2LA Twitter page (@net2la) or searching #tag "net2la." (RT @freelancersu represents independent workers...anyone who doesn't get benefits through their employer. #net2la : )

Twitter Tools Short List

Aggregators?These tools make it easier to digest, organize, and disseminate content. Some are downloaded apps housed on your computer; others are browser based. All provide a wealth of tools that make tweeting much more efficient.

HootSuite ( multiple accounts
TweetGrid ( Christine pick
Twhirl (
TweetDeck ( single account, Bryan pick

Directories?Search, research, and get listed under specific topics. Good places to find notable people worth following and track trending topics.

HashTags ( good for research! follow @hashtags for tracking through this site

Twellow ( "The Twitter Yellow Pages"
WeFollow (
Twitr (

Twibes ( form twitter groups...

GeoFollow ( location based
Local Tweeps ( location based

URL Shorteners?Note that most aggregators provide built-in url shortening...'cause less is def more w/ Twitter. (included in HootSuite, always link tracking)

Tracking?Tools providing metrics for Twitter.

Friend or Follow ( who is and is not following you, that you are following
Who Should I Follow ( follower finder

Twitturly ( url ranking based on popularity

Trazzler ( fun for personal; useful for business; geo-tweet density
Tweefind ( twitter user ranking based on amount of tweets and topics

TweetScan ( keyword tracking, email alert
TwitScoop ( visual graphs

Twitter Grader ( where you stand in the Twitter Elite!
Twitalyzer ( easy to read influence

Retweetist ( retweet tracker

Image and Video Sharing

Autopostr ( auto-notice that you've posted new media to Flickr complete file sharing

Tweet Scheduling?Some aggregators provide this service and more

Other FUN Tools...with some practical uses.

Twtvite ( schedule in-person meetings (tweetups) through Twitter
Twistori ( visually pleasing topic streaming, downloaded version is customizable
StockTwits ( Stock talk tracking

Tool Lists

(Thanks for this one, Davy!) 201 Free Twitter Tools (download pdf)
40 Twitter Tools

Twitter Advice...with some practical uses.

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