25+ Incredibly Useful Twitter Tools and Firefox Plugins
Twitter is an amazing service that we all love, everyday we notice a new twitter tool or service that makes using it more easy and fun. Today we wanted to highlight more than 25 of our favorite Twitter add-ons, tools and services that won’t resist. This list is not intended to be all-inclusive, let us know your favorite twitter tool and why you like it.
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Just Tweet It was created to make it easier for people using the popular micro-blogging service Twitter to find other “Tweeters” with similar interests.
Check out these nice backgrounds and use it to style your twitter page.
Twitturly is a service for tracking what URLs people are talking about as they talk about them on Twitter.
Twitterrific is a fun application that lets you both read and publish posts or “tweets” to the Twitter community website. The application’s user interface is clean, concise and designed to take up a minimum of real estate on your Mac’s desktop.
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6. Twitter Mail
When you provide your Twitter credentials they supply you with a TwitterMail email address. For instance firstname.lastname@example.org. If you send an email to that address it will be posted to Twitter.com. Also you can receive your latest twitter-replies automatically by e-mail
7. Twitter Feed
This is a fantastic application that automatically post your blog entries to your twitter account by using a tweet feed
Snitter is “Snook’s Twitter”: an Adobe AIR-powered application for twittering. Features include: auto-updates tweet list, highlights messages sent to you via @ syntax (and makes a chirp), clear current list of tweets, refresh list of tweets, view 20 most recent items in your timeline and more…
Aims to evolve the existing functionality of Twitter by taking an abundance of information i.e twitter feeds, and breaking it down into more manageable bite sized pieces. TweetDeck enables users to split their main feed (All Tweets) into topic or group specific columns allowing a broader overview of tweets.
twhirl is a social software desktop client, based on the Adobe AIR platform. Some of twhirl’s features: runs on both Windows and Mac OSX, connects to multiple Twitter, laconi.ca, Friendfeed and seesmic accounts, notifications on new messages, shorten long URLs, post images to TwitPic and more…
EasyTweets is a set of tools that can help online marketers leverage the power of microblogging. You can use it to post to and switch between multiple Twitter accounts in seconds, check replies, and track new followers.
Run your own poll on twitter with the new StrawPoll Platform, where you can use your own Twitter account to ask the questions you find interesting.
How to track keywords and search conversations?
An interesting services that enables people to follows threads woven throughout twitter conversations.
#hashtags are an easy way to track a specific topic or event such as the San Diego Fires using the Twitter network. This allows for hyper-instant communication surrounding disaster relief and reporting.
Twemes.com follows public Twitter.com tweets (messages) that have embedded tags that start with a # character. These are sometimes called hashtags. Through the use of twemes, we can all view what people are talking about across the whole Twitter universe.
TweetBeep is like Google Alerts for Twitter! Put in a keyword or website, and get emails when others tweet it!
Firefox Plugins for twitter
TwitBin is an extension for firefox that brings the power of twitter right in your browser. Where you can quickly and easily send and receive messages via twitter in your firefox browser.
19. Power Twitter
This Firefox plugin greatly enhances twitter to include: photo sharing with embedded flickr photos, video sharing with embedded youtube videos, shared tinyurls are unwound so you know where they link to, all links are mapped to their web page titles and more…
In a single browser sidebar, Yoono users can interact with the best of the Web by discovering, communicating, and sharing with friends across multiple networks and platforms all in one place. Gather all of your social networks in one place including Facebook, MySpace, iMeem, Twitter, Flickr, FriendFeed, Youtube, Last.fm, Seeqpod, Piczo.
Twitzer is a Firefox extension which lets you post text longer than 140 characters on Twitter.com. It also provides a feature where you can resolve all TinyURL links to actual links so that you are sure you are clicking on safe links.
TwitterFox is a Firefox extension that notifies you of your friends’ statuses of Twitter by adding a tiny icon on the status bar to update their statuses. Also it has a small text input field to update your status.
TwitKit is a Twitter sidebar for Firefox. TwitKit has a 6-section interface, using tabs to separate content. You can view the Twitter public timeline, your user timeline, a list of your friends and their latest tweets, a list of your followers and their latest tweets, @replies made to you, and stats about your account.
Allows to post your currently playing songs to Twitter with a click. As a bonus, you can also post the websites you’re visiting, videos you’re watching and more!
Why we should use Twitter
Caroline Middlebrook has written an excellent guide to Twitter, everything from signing up and getting started to making the most of it as a marketing and communication tool.
A quick summary of all the ways you can use Twitter for both your professional or personal life. Some of these methods go beyond the use of Twitter as a lifestreaming device