Tweet As Tools

Here are some Twitter publishing and tracking tools that I’ve been using a lot recently…

TweetDeck – installs on your desktop and is a useful program from publishing and monitoring Twitter activity – www.tweetdeck.com

TweetStats – provides statistics about your Twitter activity, and if you put others’ names in you can get data about their activity – www.tweetstats.com

TwitGraph – more or less the same as above, not as nice an interface but you can save the graphs as JPGs to drop into reports – www.twitgraph.com

TwitterFall – initially quite confusing, this is useful for tracking activity on Twitter – www.twitterfall.com

TweetBurner – shortens and allows you to track use of your URLs – www.tweetburner.com

Trendrr – compare Twitter trend activity – www.trendrr.com

What are you using?

Three Things Twitter

Been so busy this week and last that I’ve not had the time to write even 140 characters. But today Twitter caught my attention in three ways…

1. The Central Office of Information or the COI as it’s know on da street (the department I work for) began using its Twitter account. It was set up by our Interactive Services division and taken on by our Corporate Communications team. You can follow at www.twitter.com/coigovuk.

2. eConsultancy has reviewed whether the UK’s top 50 digital agencies are using the micro-blogging platform, and found just a 25% adoption rate. It’s sparked a debate on whether agencies should bother or not. I am surprised at the low adoption; I would have expected more agencies to have signed up to see what was going down or at least to claim the username. Thanks to Steph for the tip.

3. www.ifyoulikeitsomuchwhydontyougolivethere.com kills me, so Twattering is right up my alley. Cutting, but probably deserved. Cheers to Nadeem for the tip.