Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Tuesday Tip: To Tweet or not to Tweet

To Tweet or not to Tweet, that is the question.  If your answer is yes, as mine is, I thought you might be interested in two Twitter tools I discovered this week to streamline some of your Twitter time and improve your experience on Twitter.

I use Twitter to help market my Etsy shop, but also to connect with friends and others with similar interests.  In order to find people tweeting about things that interest me I chose to use the service called Social Oomph where you can set up a Keyword list that will be emailed to you in the form of an alert digest.  The service even lets you select how frequently you want to receive the emails.  Since I have diverse interests, but want to see who's tweeting about certain topics, some of the keywords I receive alerts about are "zombies", "neo victorian", and "steampunk".  By scanning the alert email, I can quickly find interesting new people to follow.

Also, I found myself overwhelmed with a high number of people I follow who don't follow me back.  Some of these are accounts like the Ace of Cakes fan site that I don't expect to follow me back, but I knew several were due to people I'd followed back because they'd followed me.  It seemed several of them were no longer returning the favor.  After a quick bit of research on Google, I discovered friend or follow, which allows you to enter your Twitter username and will give you a list of everyone who you follow that don't follow you back.  It certainly has helped me cut quite a bit of online clutter and clean up my followers.

Are there other Twitter tools you use that help you save time?  Please share them.


MerCurios said...

Great tips, thank you! I'm going to look into that social oomph.

Denise said...

great tips. I need to tweet more. Always enjoy visiting your blog!

BarkerBell Herbs and Heirlooms said...

Glad I could offer some helpful tips!


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