Let’s Talk About Twitter for Authors

by | Oct 16, 2008 | Book Marketing Basics

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You’ve no doubt seen our articles on Twitter (aka micro blogging), well now I’d like to share some fun Twitter stuff with you. Here are a few sites I just love, along with a couple of new ones I haven’t tried yet… Yes, I admit. I’m a Twitter-addict 🙂

The Yellow Pages for Twitter: If you’re trying to find something or someone on Twitter, you’ll be glad to know that there is now a search engine dedicated to all things Twitter. Twellow http://www.twellow.com

If you’re wondering who’s Twittering about you wonder no longer, TweetBeep http://tweetbeep.com is a service that will alert you anytime your name, book title, product, or company is mentioned or Tweeted about!

Ever wondered who else is using Twitter? If you think you’re the only one tweeting think again, many major companies (including JetBlue and Amazon.com) use Twitter to keep in touch with their customers. Find out who’s who on Twitter by heading here: http://blog.fluentsimplicity.com/twitter-brand-index/

Confused and ready to go to the school for Twitter 101? Then become an expert in under an hour. Head on over to: http://twitteroid.com/donations/MasteringTwitter.pdf

Twitter Trends: Wondering how popular particular words on Twitter, then check out Twist at: http://twist.flaptor.com which lets you see how often words are Tweeted on.

Planned Tweeting: If you want to plan some of your tweets in advance there’s a great site that will help you do this: TweetLater http://www.tweetlater.com lets you schedule Tweets in advance and then schedule when they go out. Perfect if you’re using Twitter to announce something, send a timed press release or, if you just want to pre-Tweet and forget it.

How popular are you? (or the people you’re following…) Yes, it might just all be a popularity contest. Don’t believe me? Check out Twerp Scan http://www.twerpscan.com where you can see how important those people are you’re following (important according to Twitter of course) and you stack up in the Twitter-sphere.

Want to recycle your Tweets to your blog? LoudTwitter http://www.loudtwitter.com can help you do that!

Ready for all the news about Twitter? Then you’ll want to head on over to: Twitter Blog Twitter Apps http://twitterapps.co.uk



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