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.