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 freelancersunion.org. 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 (http://hootsuite.com) multiple accounts
TweetGrid (http://tweetgrid.com/) Christine pick
Twhirl (http://twhirl.org/)
TweetDeck (http://www.tweetdeck.com/) 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.

http://search.twitter.com/

HashTags (http://hashtags.org/) good for research! follow @hashtags for tracking through this site

Twellow (http://www.twellow.com/) "The Twitter Yellow Pages"
WeFollow (http://wefollow.com/)
Twitr (http://twitr.org/)

Twibes (http://www.twibes.com/) form twitter groups...

GeoFollow (http://geofollow.com/) location based
Local Tweeps (http://localtweeps.com/) location based


URL Shorteners?Note that most aggregators provide built-in url shortening...'cause less is def more w/ Twitter.

http://twi.bz/
http://tinyurl.com/
http://bit.ly/
http://ow.ly/url/shorten-url (included in HootSuite, always link tracking)


Tracking?Tools providing metrics for Twitter.

Friend or Follow (http://friendorfollow.com/) who is and is not following you, that you are following
Who Should I Follow (http://whoshouldifollow.com/) follower finder

Twitturly (http://twitturly.com/) url ranking based on popularity

Trazzler (http://buzz.trazzler.com/) fun for personal; useful for business; geo-tweet density
Tweefind (http://www.tweefind.com) twitter user ranking based on amount of tweets and topics

TweetScan (http://tweetscan.com/) keyword tracking, email alert
TwitScoop (http://www.twitscoop.com/) visual graphs
http://twist.flaptor.com/
http://www.trendrr.com/

Twitter Grader (twitter.grader.com) where you stand in the Twitter Elite!
Twitalyzer (http://www.twitalyzer.com/) easy to read influence

Retweetist (http://retweetist.com) retweet tracker


Image and Video Sharing

Autopostr (autopostr.com) auto-notice that you've posted new media to Flickr

http://twitpic.com
http://yfrog.com/
http://twitgoo.com/
tweetcube.com complete file sharing
beta.twiddeo.com


Tweet Scheduling?Some aggregators provide this service and more

http://twuffer.com/
http://www.twaitter.com/


Other FUN Tools...with some practical uses.


Twtvite (http://twtvite.com/) schedule in-person meetings (tweetups) through Twitter
Twistori (http://twistori.com/) visually pleasing topic streaming, downloaded version is customizable
StockTwits (http://www.stocktwits.com/) Stock talk tracking


Tool Lists

(Thanks for this one, Davy!) 201 Free Twitter Tools (download pdf) http://www.dtalpha.com/talkback/?p=355
40 Twitter Tools http://www.longest.com/2008/10/28/top-twitter-tools/


Twitter Advice...with some practical uses.

http://www.twitip.com/

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