The Twitterhood

   
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All-in-one listing of the applications and websites included on this website
 
Twitter Tutorials, Guides and Views
 
Twitter Clients - Applications for tweeting and viewing tweets
 
Applications for Finding, Following and Unfollowing People on Twitter
 
Miscellaneous Twitter-related Applications and Websites
 
#followfriday What it means and how it works
 
#coffeetime How to participate
 
Sharing files including photos and video on Twitter
 
Applications for Muting individuals temporarily
 
Retweets and Retweeting
 
Twitter Statistics and Analysis Tools - Personal and General
 
 
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FINDING PEOPLE TO FOLLOW & MANAGING FOLLOWS
 

 

     

MANAGING FOLLOWS

My view and thoughts on this topic are covered on the Tutorials page.
   

MyTweeple is a reasonably useful website that synchronises with Twitter and then lets you know which of your follows are mutual, who you are following that is not following you and who is following you that you are not following back. The first time you use MyTweeple, depending on how many people you are connected with, it may take quite a while to load. You will find MyTweeple at:

http://www.mytweeple.com

   
Who are you following that's not following you back? Who's following you that you're not following back? Find out with this amusing and simple-to-use interface! I didn't initially find it as helpful as MyTweeple but we all like to do things in different ways and lots of people in the Twitterhood recommended it. In time I found it easier to use this application than MyTweeple although one sometimes has to get it to process information a second time before the results are correct. I now use it daily: 

http://www.friendorfollow.com

   

INTRODUCTIONS

My views and thoughts on introductions are included on the Tutorials and #followfriday pages.
   
Tweeple Pages - Find people who share your interests Tweeple Pages is a directory of Twitter users organized by their interests. Although this is a fairly new service it is a great idea and using it is simply a matter of logging in using your Twitter username and password and you can start discovering other users with similar interests as you. Check out the popular ones on the home page or enter your interest in the search bar at the top of the page. Be sure to enter your own interests as well so other users can find and connect with you!

http://tweeplepages.com/

   
Twellow To quote the website: "Twellow is a service to help Twitter users find people to follow. From Accountants to Yoga, Twellow categorizes and organizes Twitter into hundreds of niches to make your searching easier. So go ahead,
Connect with people who matter."

One is allowed to choose ten categories/subcategories in which to be listed as a part of the free service and it seems like a good idea to do so, so I did :-) One can follow @twellowup for news and updates if one so wishes.

http://www.twellow.com/

   
Just Tweet It JustTweetIt is a directory of tweeters to help you find other users with whom you may have something in common or who might be informative on a topic in which you are interested. Although I added my details I have to say that the directory seemed unlikely to get anyone other than those on the first page of any category far - it isn't organised in a way that would make me want to visit again. Maybe they will improve it over time. There are plenty of people in it!

http://justtweetit.com/
   
WeFollow WeFollow is a user-powered directory. When you enter the WeFollow site you will be given the opportunity to choose three tags or categories under which to be listed. You can type in whatever you want or look at the existing categories and choose from amongst them. Being in a hurry, I chose #social from the listings and then simply typed in #quiz and #fun. To complete the transaction I agreed to allow the app to tweet my new listing and that was that - in and out in a matter of a minute or two! I like the way this directory is put together.

http://wefollow.com/

   
Twibs Twibs was created to give Twitter users a place to find businesses on Twitter. They are big believers in the power of twitter to connect customers with businesses, working on making it easy for consumers to find businesses, both local and national. Keep in mind, they're just getting started, so there may be small glitches and features missing, but don't worry, they're working hard at helping consumers find businesses on twitter!

http://twibs.com/
   
Who Should I Follow? There is no way to put it more succinctly that the author of the website has done: "Enter your Twitter username. Get suggestions on interesting people to follow."
Unfortunately, when I put my name in there were an awful lot of Internet marketers on the first couple of pages of suggestions and I am at pains to imagine why anyone might think that those would be my first choice...

http://www.whoshouldifollow.com/

   
Twubble Looking for more people to follow?
Twubble can help expand your Twitter bubble—it searches your friend graph and picks out people who you may like to follow.

http://www.crazybob.org/twubble/

   
Tweepler To quote the website: "Tweepler Is an easy, more enjoyable way of processing your New Twitter Followers. View a list of New Followers and classify them in one of two "Buckets" Follow (meaning you wish to follow them back) and Ignore (meaning you don't wish to follow them and want to archive them out of the way, reducing clutter)." http://www.tweepler.com/
   
TwitSeeker To quote the website: "TwitSeeker is basically an alternate search engine for finding twitter.com users - "twits" - and browsing the results all in one combined control panel. It works by using the twitter.com API, and finds twits not by what's posted in their bios but rather based on what they've been tweeting about lately. It uses a custom tag cloud generator written by the author, and was created as an experimental tool to help users quickly build up a twitter community around specific topics."

http://twitseeker.com/

   
Nearby Tweets To quote the 'About' page on the site itself: "Launched as an early–stage beta January 20th, 2009, the Nearby Tweets project was developed by Brian Cray to extend Twitter’s capabilities into its true potential: a geography–centric social tool for networking and a business tool for building customer relationships and monitoring real–time buzz. With Nearby Tweets’ sophisticated geographic layer on top of Twitter people and businesses will find Twitter more relevant, manageable, and fun!

Even at its early beta stages, Nearby Tweets was recognized by Internet blogging giant Mashable. Today, twitterers all over the world are buzzing about Nearby Tweets":

http://nearbytweets.com

   
Twibes This app, which I discovered when I was kindly recommended through it by @alexpuig is very interesting as it allows one to choose ten people to recommend as the most interesting people one knows to recommend. Unfortunately, I know too many interesting people now to be able to make use of it but I would definitely have used Twibes while the group was still of a small to moderate size and saved a lot of time doing so!

http://www.twibes.com/

   

MY FOLLOW
BACK VIEWS

These are covered on the Tutorials page.

   
This is an incredible website created by  Benedikt Koehler of Munich, Germany, aka @furukama and there was so much to see that I will have to return to get through trying all of it out but it represents various statistics about a user's interactions with others in very interesting ways!

http://twitter-friends.com/

   
   

TwitterVision

This is a bit of 3D fun and also very useful I have no doubt! See the world and who is tweeting from where right now - you can move around the map to see what is going on in a particular sector too at: 

http://twittervision.com/

   
Twithority Looking for the most authoritative tweeters on a particular topic? Within reason, this works quite well, in that it gathers the tweeters on a given subject and displays them in order of apparent authority - you may have to exercise some discernment but you should be able to find what you seek (if it's anywhere on Twitter) fairly easily:  

http://twithority.com/

   
   
MyCleenr Actually, I really don't understand why the fuss about clearing out inactive accounts - if someone isn't tweeting, they are not adding any clutter to your tweet stream and may return to Twitter after an absence only to be offended by finding you have unfollowed them! I suppose such accounts in quantity might create an imbalance in one's followings if you are following them and they are not following you back but, otherwise I cannot see what harm they are doing! http://www.mycleenr.com/
   
Twitoria Here's an interesting way of finding out which of the people in your group are inactive so you can investigate what has become of them, give them a nudge or do whatever occurs to you about them! Some people use it to determine which of their followers no longer tweet so that they can weed them out although, frankly, as I mentioned in the previous paragraph, someone who isn't tweeting isn't doing any harm and may be quite offended at being unfollowed simply for not having been around for a while!

http://twitoria.com/

   
  If you have, or know of, a Twitter people-finding or following-related application that you think I should include here, feel free to tweet me about it! @linnetwoods
   

 

 

 

 

 

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