Any Twitter Tools You Know Of?

by lakshaybehl 40 replies
Hi!

there are a lot of Twitter tools out there! And i am sure many warriors are using them too... For instance I am sure there is something that can be done to a Twitter profile if we want to automate the process of sending an instant tweet to someone who has just started following me...

And then there are many other tools as well... I just want to know if you know of any of them and if you do, please post them here. I highly appreciate that.

If possible, please also post the kind of resulst you get after using these tools if you have used them personally.

Thanks

Lakshay
#main internet marketing discussion forum #tools #twitter
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      Originally Posted by BIG Mike View Post

      Keep an eye on my signature - we've got the proof of concept model completed and are now developing the remaining features. After looking at the available tools, I decided to make one that covers all the bases from the Windows desktop.

      It's a wickedly cool tool and used properly, can leverage the hell out of twitter for marketing without flat out spamming it.
      hey

      Looking forward to it. Any others? Thanks.
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      • Profile picture of the author David_Thompson
        Thwirl is the only twitter tool I know of
        but I don't think it lets you do much in
        terms of changing your profile...

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        • Profile picture of the author lakshaybehl
          Thank You David!

          I think what i really wanted to ask is how are you using the various tools for your IM business.

          That is what I want to know...

          Regardsw
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              Lakshay,

              I use TwitterFox - makes my life soooo much easier. For me anyway, I love the fact that it has three panes - one for all messages, one that is for replies just to me and one for direct messages. I had actually missed a JV request because of the sheer amount of messages on there and didn't discover it until I installed TwitterFox (thankfully in time!) - so it is a definite time/life saver.

              Pete at mashable has around 200 Twitter tools listed I believe - Link One and Link Two

              HTH,

              Cary
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              • Profile picture of the author lakshaybehl
                Originally Posted by CSwrite View Post

                Lakshay,

                I use TwitterFox - makes my life soooo much easier. For me anyway, I love the fact that it has three panes - one for all messages, one that is for replies just to me and one for direct messages. I had actually missed a JV request because of the sheer amount of messages on there and didn't discover it until I installed TwitterFox (thankfully in time!) - so it is a definite time/life saver.

                Pete at mashable has around 200 Twitter tools listed I believe - Link One and Link Two

                HTH,

                Cary
                Thank you Cary! I will sure check this out.
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            • Profile picture of the author David_Thompson
              Originally Posted by BIG Mike View Post

              Take this comment with a grain of salt because I am a Twitter newbie

              So far, I see people using it in a completely spammy way, which may or may not be working for them. For example, they use various tools to auto-follow anyone who follows them and send a Direct Message to them with an offer. It took about 5 minutes for me to become "Blind" to them.

              I see others swoop in and continually "Tweet" offers that appear to be machine posted (I could be wrong).

              I see a number of ways that it could be used a lot more effectively but I don't see others doing it. Now, I'm not the brightest sheep in the flock, but I can't believe others aren't thinking outside the box.

              By the way, Twitter does expose an API that allows developers to create applications for it, but from what I've seen of the tools, I also suspect it's not being used much.
              BIGMIKE I get these too and as soon as they come
              I stop following that person just because of this
              auto follow reply with an ad...That piss me off to
              no end...lol

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            • Profile picture of the author lakshaybehl
              Originally Posted by BIG Mike View Post

              Take this comment with a grain of salt because I am a Twitter newbie

              So far, I see people using it in a completely spammy way, which may or may not be working for them. For example, they use various tools to auto-follow anyone who follows them and send a Direct Message to them with an offer. It took about 5 minutes for me to become "Blind" to them.

              I see others swoop in and continually "Tweet" offers that appear to be machine posted (I could be wrong).

              I see a number of ways that it could be used a lot more effectively but I don't see others doing it. Now, I'm not the brightest sheep in the flock, but I can't believe others aren't thinking outside the box.

              By the way, Twitter does expose an API that allows developers to create applications for it, but from what I've seen of the tools, I also suspect it's not being used much.
              Mike!

              My idea is not to Spam anyhow but to build solid business and personal relationships with other Twitter users, and the idea is to automate redundant tasks like having to go back to Twitter everytime you post to your blog to tell people about that.

              Now obviously you can have multiple blogs and you might want to customize the messages you post on Twitter... And that could be a cool application.

              One of the best things about the Internet is that automation and outsourcing enable us to eradicate the tasks of repetetion and just focus on what is really creative.

              Like creating new content for people.... creating new products... new copy etc. QAnd eliminating everything that is repetetive and boring and mundane and redundant.

              I have been using Twitter for a few months and I have a tiny little list of Followers. Even then, I can comfortably say I have built a lot of credibility and personal relationships with many people over at twitter. And that has resulted in more friends and larger Bank balance.

              So I wanted to know what are the tools that can help me do this on a massive scale.

              Now if people are looking at the list pof somebody's followers, and then simply following them based on appearances.... which is what we are most likely to do, then there is no harm in using some softyware to do that as well..

              Then if you are posting Tweets, it is not necessary that all the people that are following you are getting hose messages... they simply might not be online. So I want to think of a way to work around this trouble as well... There must be some way to do that....

              Twitter is a tool that is great for the marketers that are using it and not even visible to those that aren't. Spamming is not the only thing that happens at Twitter, there are relationshoips being built as well.

              And we would all like to have tools for that... right Mike?

              just my .02
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                Twellow.com is a great way to find like-minded twitterers. (Is that a word? Guess it is now if not.)
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                  Originally Posted by strive4impact View Post

                  Twellow.com is a great way to find like-minded twitterers. (Is that a word? Guess it is now if not.)
                  TWEETers is the right word... lol
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                    Originally Posted by lakshaybehl View Post

                    TWEETers is the right word... lol
                    Tweeters. Got it.

                    Thanks!

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                      • Profile picture of the author Dana_W
                        I'm greatly looking forward to Big Mike's Twitter tool.

                        I agree about the auto-welcome messages sent by Tweetlater. Twitter is a social networking community and it must be approached as such. Yes, people use it for business - I now have more clients from there than I do from the WF - but you have to use it the same way you would if you were at a business function...you wouldn't walk up to people you don't know and try to make a sale. You would shmooze a little first and get to know them.

                        The auto-messages I have a problem with are the ones that instantly try to sell me something, or even in all honesty the auto-messages that try to get me to download somethng for free - in exchange for my email address. Usually what I'm downloading for free turns out not to have been worth my time and effort.

                        I don't think Tweetlater auto-messages are automatically evil, but I would suggest just using them to greet people and thank them for following you - don't try to sell just yet! At most, say something like "Thanks for following me! I'd love it if you got a chance to check out my blog and tell me what you think."
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                          TwitterFeed.com to work as a broadcast for my blog's new posts

                          and...

                          TweetLater.com to send direct message everytime someone follow me!
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                              Originally Posted by Dana_W View Post

                              I don't think Tweetlater auto-messages are automatically evil, but I would suggest just using them to greet people and thank them for following you - don't try to sell just yet! At most, say something like "Thanks for following me! I'd love it if you got a chance to check out my blog and tell me what you think."
                              I perfectly understand that Dana and I am sure this is the right strategy to create relationships that last...

                              Originally Posted by drmani View Post

                              This free report is about how to use automated welcome
                              messages on Twitter (through TweetLater.com) to build
                              an email list. Hope you find it useful in 'marketing'
                              on Twitter

                              http://www.chdinfo.com/twitter-list.pdf

                              All success
                              Dr.Mani
                              Thank You Dr. Mani... I just read that great great report... Just a question in case you can take the time to reply... Do you recommend sending people to an opt-in page right after they start following me?

                              I think Dana has a little difference in opinion.... Obvious from her reply.

                              Originally Posted by BIG Mike View Post

                              That's the idea - this one filters through the muck, LOL, and really makes it easy to build and maintain relationships without sacrificing the volume of followers or those you're following.

                              And all of the core functions are automated now, so balancing things like followers versus followings, Scheduled Tweet Series (like email series) and such are very cool. I think anyways it's going to strike a nice balance between automation (for redundant tasks), relationships and business without the spam.
                              Yes Mike! That really IS the idea...

                              Making it easy to build and maintain relationships without sacrificing the volume of followers or those you're following.

                              -Lakshay
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                              • Profile picture of the author Shannon Herod
                                I have actually been trying to find a tool that will automatically follow a user that follows me.

                                Anyone heard of this tool?


                                Shannon
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                                • Profile picture of the author Dana_W
                                  Tweetlater. And it will send a message automatically to anyone who follows you, if you set it up that way. Schedule Future-Dated Twitter Tweets TweetLater.com.

                                  From their website:

                                  Keep your Twitter stream ticking over with new tweets even when you're not in front of your computer. Or, use it as your personal reminder system.

                                  PLUS... Send automated thank you notes to new followers, and automatically follow new followers,
                                  if you choose to do so.
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                                    Originally Posted by Dana_W View Post

                                    Tweetlater. And it will send a message automatically to anyone who follows you, if you set it up that way. Schedule Future-Dated Twitter Tweets TweetLater.com.

                                    From their website:

                                    Keep your Twitter stream ticking over with new tweets even when you're not in front of your computer. Or, use it as your personal reminder system.

                                    PLUS... Send automated thank you notes to new followers, and automatically follow new followers,
                                    if you choose to do so.
                                    Hey Dana,

                                    This is exactly what I have been looking for. Thanks again.

                                    I really am learning quite a few 2.0 gems from you. Great job.

                                    Shannon
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                                  Originally Posted by Shannon Herod View Post

                                  I have actually been trying to find a tool that will automatically follow a user that follows me.

                                  Anyone heard of this tool?


                                  Shannon
                                  Shannon I did a little research on this (looking into this in more detail later) as your request interested me as well. I found this site:

                                  Make life easier by automating all your Twitter invites

                                  (no affiliation here whatsoever but I think it may give you what you're looking for)

                                  Karen
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                                  Shannon, the TweetLater tool mentioned above does have that option.

                                  I use Twhirl and love it. It is a desktop application that pops up a little window in the lower right hand corner when you receive a tweet. I can glance at it and see if it is something I want to read or not at that point in time. It also color codes the messages to show if it is a reply to you or a direct message as well.

                                  Like I said I love it, but am definitely looking forward to Mike's application.
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                                    Originally Posted by Stacie Bennett View Post

                                    Shannon, the TweetLater tool mentioned above does have that option.

                                    I use Twhirl and love it. It is a desktop application that pops up a little window in the lower right hand corner when you receive a tweet. I can glance at it and see if it is something I want to read or not at that point in time. It also color codes the messages to show if it is a reply to you or a direct message as well.

                                    Like I said I love it, but am definitely looking forward to Mike's application.
                                    Stacie,

                                    I have TRIED to use twirl but all it does is crash my computer! This is a KNOWN issue with twirl and the folks at twirl say it is not THEM but rather Adobe Air that is casuing the issues.

                                    I already have Air installed and use it with a couple of other apps and they DON"T crash!

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                                      Originally Posted by Chuck Evans View Post

                                      Stacie,

                                      I have TRIED to use twirl but all it does is crash my computer! This is a KNOWN issue with twirl and the folks at twirl say it is not THEM but rather Adobe Air that is casuing the issues.

                                      I already have Air installed and use it with a couple of other apps and they DON"T crash!

                                      chuck
                                      Oh that is a bummer! I don't have Adobe Air, so I have never had any problems with it. I have heard some complaints that people just could not get it to work, but like I said, I haven't had any problems with it.

                                      I don't know how I would use Twitter with out it,
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                                      • Yes, I'm one! Oh, wait... Oh, I thought you said Twitter FOOLS, not tools.

                                        Never mind...

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                                          Originally Posted by Barry Richardson View Post

                                          Yes, I'm one! Oh, wait... Oh, I thought you said Twitter FOOLS, not tools.

                                          Never mind...

                                          .
                                          Or we COULD call you a Twitter tool, but because you love beagles you are clearly a wonderful person so I would not do that. ;^)
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                                        Originally Posted by Stacie Bennett View Post

                                        Oh that is a bummer! I don't have Adobe Air, so I have never had any problems with it. I have heard some complaints that people just could not get it to work, but like I said, I haven't had any problems with it.

                                        I don't know how I would use Twitter with out it,
                                        Stacie,

                                        According to Twirl you MUST have Adobe Air to make Twirl work! SO...you probably DO have Air and don't even realize it!

                                        From their site,

                                        twhirl uses the Adobe AIR runtime and can be installed and used on every system for which AIR is available. Currently, AIR 1.0 supports Windows (2000 SP4, XP SP2 and Vista) and Mac OSX (10.4.9 or newer, 10.5.x).

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                                          Originally Posted by Chuck Evans View Post

                                          Stacie,

                                          According to Twirl you MUST have Adobe Air to make Twirl work! SO...you probably DO have Air and don't even realize it!

                                          From their site,

                                          twhirl uses the Adobe AIR runtime and can be installed and used on every system for which AIR is available. Currently, AIR 1.0 supports Windows (2000 SP4, XP SP2 and Vista) and Mac OSX (10.4.9 or newer, 10.5.x).

                                          chuck

                                          Lol, well how 'bout that, learn something new everyday. Seriously was not aware of that. Ok, so what exactly is it, lol? Guess I need to look through my computer and see where it is, lol.

                                          Well, if that is the case, I'm very thankful I haven't had any problems with it then.
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                          I love Twitter as it does create a connection with your potential clients. I do like people to know what I do so I do provide a link to my website in an auto reply provided by tweetlater.

                          I've used twirl, but was not impressed with it as it wouldn't stay connected.

                          Twitterfox is a much better option.

                          What's the future of Twitter?? No crystal ball here...but, I can say that it's easy and will allow you to grow your business with your audience.

                          WHAT I DON'T LIKE: I had a guy who I'd subscribed to who sent multiple ads (same ad 6 times) 3 or 4 times a day. I replied back to him with no response or change, so I quit following him.

                          Balance is good here....and don't forget, the more personable you are - the better.

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                            Originally Posted by jnapier View Post

                            I love Twitter as it does create a connection with your potential clients. I do like people to know what I do so I do provide a link to my website in an auto reply provided by tweetlater.

                            I've used twirl, but was not impressed with it as it wouldn't stay connected.

                            Twitterfox is a much better option.

                            What's the future of Twitter?? No crystal ball here...but, I can say that it's easy and will allow you to grow your business with your audience.

                            WHAT I DON'T LIKE: I had a guy who I'd subscribed to who sent multiple ads (same ad 6 times) 3 or 4 times a day. I replied back to him with no response or change, so I quit following him.

                            Balance is good here....and don't forget, the more personable you are - the better.

                            Jay NaPier
                            That sure is Spamming...
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                            • Profile picture of the author Dana_W
                              There's this one guy who just "Tweets" links that lead directly to a Clickbank product. It's so stupid! Tweeting is like socializing. It can be like socializing at a convention full of like-minded business people, but it's still primarily social. I'm sure that most people "unfollow" him promptly.

                              Big Mike is working on a rockin' Twitter software which will help take care of Twitter spammers.
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                                Originally Posted by Dana_W View Post

                                There's this one guy who "Tweets" mostly links that lead directly to a Clickbank product. It's so stupid!
                                Dana, I notice that too, but what I do
                                is delete them from my list of follower
                                I think it's so stupid doing that.

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                                  Originally Posted by Dana_W View Post

                                  There's this one guy who just "Tweets" links that lead directly to a Clickbank product. It's so stupid! Tweeting is like socializing. It can be like socializing at a convention full of like-minded business people, but it's still primarily social. I'm sure that most people "unfollow" him promptly.

                                  Big Mike is working on a rockin' Twitter software which will help take care of Twitter spammers.
                                  Dana... That is the essence of Twitter.. Socializing and relationship building with 140 chars.

                                  I am sure the days of six figure Tweeting are near... Just like blogging...
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                                  Originally Posted by David_Thompson View Post

                                  Dana, I notice that too, but what I do
                                  is delete them from my list of follower
                                  I think it's so stupid doing that.

                                  --David
                                  Yes, I bet he loses all his followers and gets nothing out of his Twitter efforts. I hope so anyway.
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                            • Profile picture of the author Chris Lockwood
                              Originally Posted by lakshaybehl View Post

                              That sure is Spamming...
                              How so, if you're following him?
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                              • Profile picture of the author Shannon Herod
                                Originally Posted by Chris Lockwood View Post

                                How so, if you're following him?
                                because he is using the program maliciously. It is the same if you were to go out and build thousands of keywords stuffed pages, Google would call you a search engine spammer.

                                I think we see where your morals lie

                                Shannon
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    Originally Posted by lakshaybehl View Post

    For instance I am sure there is something that can be done to a Twitter profile if we want to automate the process of sending an instant tweet to someone who has just started following me.
    .....

    If possible, please also post the kind of resulst you get after using these tools if you have used them personally.
    Lakshay
    This free report is about how to use automated welcome
    messages on Twitter (through TweetLater.com) to build
    an email list. Hope you find it useful in 'marketing'
    on Twitter

    http://www.chdinfo.com/twitter-list.pdf

    All success
    Dr.Mani
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  • Profile picture of the author Dana_W
    When someone posts affiliate links like that, EVERYONE who is following them sees it - not just me. It may not technically fit the definition of spam but it is annoying, adds no value - it isn't either informative or entertaining - and it doesn't fit in with social networking.
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    • Profile picture of the author J. Barry Mandel
      I gotta chime in here and tell you to pick up the OP's Twitter WSO

      There's tons of great information in there and she lays it all out so you don't have to figure it out on your own.

      My own $0.02 is that Twitter is just like the WF. Make valuable contributions and you'll get more people to follow you.

      I've had 6 follows so far today and over a period of a week that's almost 50 new people that will be well within my range to contact if I choose to do so.
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        Originally Posted by Justin Mandel View Post

        I gotta chime in here and tell you to pick up the OP's Twitter WSO

        There's tons of great information in there and she lays it all out so you don't have to figure it out on your own.

        My own $0.02 is that Twitter is just like the WF. Make valuable contributions and you'll get more people to follow you.

        I've had 6 follows so far today and over a period of a week that's almost 50 new people that will be well within my range to contact if I choose to do so.
        Justin, you ROCK - I assume you're referring to me - although I'm not the OP actually. But thank you so much!
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