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
?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.
) multiple accounts
) Christine pick
) single account, Bryan pickDirectories
?Search, research, and get listed under specific topics. Good places to find notable people worth following and track trending topics.http://search.twitter.com/
) good for research! follow @hashtags for tracking through this site
) "The Twitter Yellow Pages"
) form twitter groups...
) location based
Local Tweeps (http://localtweeps.com/
) location basedURL 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
) url ranking based on popularity
) fun for personal; useful for business; geo-tweet density
) twitter user ranking based on amount of tweets and topics
) keyword tracking, email alert
) visual graphshttp://twist.flaptor.com/http://www.trendrr.com/
Twitter Grader (twitter.grader.com) where you stand in the Twitter Elite!
) easy to read influence
) retweet trackerImage and Video Sharing
Autopostr (autopostr.com) auto-notice that you've posted new media to Flickrhttp://twitpic.comhttp://yfrog.com/http://twitgoo.com/
tweetcube.com complete file sharing
?Some aggregators provide this service and morehttp://twuffer.com/http://www.twaitter.com/Other FUN Tools
...with some practical uses.
) schedule in-person meetings (tweetups) through Twitter
) visually pleasing topic streaming, downloaded version is customizable
) Stock talk trackingTool 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/