Skip to main content

Holy Crap! Another App?

As 2010 wraps up and we get ready to head into another year full of unknown yet hopefully exciting adventures I thought I would take the opportunity to reflect back on my social networking learning curve of 2009.  At the beginning of the year, I started keeping a tally of all the Twitter apps that were available to help manage the sometimes overwhelming demands of the Twittersphere.  We’re still not sure if it’s going to be worthwhile in the long run but if you’re not Tweeting you’re missing the boat…maybe.  I keep trying to find the best measurement tool and tracking metrics and voraciously read about other people’s and companies’ experiences.  It really depends on what you’re hoping to accomplish but there’s rarely any time to step back and take a breath.

Anyways, I also wrote a couple articles and blogs about different apps I had found and was using but then as they kept coming at me thick and fast and I would find ones that were better or as I used a particular app more I realized its shortcomings and started searching for the ever-elusive all-in-one answer (i.e. Tweetdeck vs. Socialoomph – started with Socialoomph but now I use Tweetdeck more regularly).  Of course, we’re all looking for the freebees too (especially for us solo-preneurs and small business owners).  I stopped writing about any particular app for a while because I thought people might think I was wishy-washy or schizophrenic.  Now I realize it’s the race-to-create-the-best-app syndrome that’s actually the problem.  Developers have to rush to get theirs out because there’s bound to be 100 more just like it ready to compete.  First out is typically most used (generally speaking).

So, my New Year’s resolutions (that I promise to keep) are to: keep Tweeting, keep following, keep reading, keep testing, keep measuring and keep writing about my experiences (because we all learn from each other). 

Here’s a short-list of the apps I’ve gathered in 2010 (some I’ve tried and some I haven’t had a chance to yet), in alphabetical order because I couldn’t think of an easier way to categorize them.  Just pick one and give it a whirl!!!

Addictomatic – create your own tracking page with the latest on your chosen topics
Followerhub  - find friends and followers
FriendFeed – customized feed of your friends and collaborators
FutureTweets – schedule Tweets
hashtags.org – search top hashtags (to have your hashtag tracked you must follow)
Justunfollow
Klout – identify influencers on Twitter
LaterBro – schedule Tweets
Manageflitter – a quick and easy unfollow tool
Mashable – the latest and greatest news and tips on social media (more a great resource than an app)
Monitter -  target specific geographic areas for searches
MrTweet -  recommend someone
MyTweetSpace – for fresh backgrounds or Twitbacks
Pu.ly – notifies you by email when you have an @reply or mention
Search.twitter - real time search for subjects being tweeted about
Seesmic – manage multiple Twitter accounts and Facebook feeds
SocialOomph – social media management tool
Twaitter – manage multiple accounts, archive, back-up and schedule Tweets
Twazzup.com – managing real time news feeds
TweetAdder – run multiple profiles
TweetAlarm – keyword notification service
Tweetbeeps – track what’s being said about you and/or your company
TweetBlocker – minimize SPAM
Tweetchat – choose hashtags to follow, converse in real-time
TweetDeck – monitor and manage multiple social media accounts
Tweepi – find and follow people
Tweetsqueus – schedule tweets
Twhirl – social media management
Twilert – key word alerts, social media monitoring
Twitpic – share photos
Twitstra – see who’s tweeting about you – will send you any @ messages about you
Twittercounter – shows followers from your website
TwitterGrader - will rank you on how you are doing with your updates and content (taking into account for example the number of RTs you give and receive)
Twitterkarma - dossy.org/twitter/karma – check to see who is following you back
TwitterSearch (like Google) – search Twitter conversations in real time
Twittersphere – search the most talked about stories
Twittertracker.com – monitoring tool
Twuffer – schedule tweets
Ubertwitter
Untweeps – unfollow Twitter users who don’t Tweet
Ugotwit – sends you a message if your twitter handle has been tweeted
We Follow – find Twitterers to follow

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Virtual Book Tour for The Healing Begins April 23

As we approach launch day for Lynda Faye Schmidt's novel, The Healing , a women's fiction/family drama based on the author's life, we're excited to announce the blog tour schedule and introduce you to the bloggers and book reviewers who have joined the tour. The tour begins on launch day, April 23rd. Take a look, follow these bloggers and make sure you visit on the tour dates indicated (check back regularly for updates): Pre-Tour - March 2 - Thrive Global - pre-launch announcement  April 16 - Fit for Joy - pre-launch podcast interview with Lynda April 23 - IndieView - author Q&A with Lynda April 24 -  Canadian Bookworm  - featuring a guest blog by Lynda, "What Inspired Me" April 26 - Dartmouth Book Exchange - author spotlight April 29 - Storybook Reviews - review May 4 -  Help Me Sara  - podcast interview May 13 -  My Question Life  - review and author interview June 30 - Reader's Favorite - review  Date TBD - Maryse's Book Blog - review Date

By the Light of the Cresent Moon Virtual Book Tour

On August 26th, we will launch Ailsa Keppie's much awaited memoir, By the Light of the Crescent Moon . On the same day we will launch her virtual book tour, featuring the blogs below joining the tour with reviews, author Q&As and guest posts. Visit and follow these blogs and make sure you follow the tour. As the posts go live we will update the links here to go direct to the tour post. Thanks to the following bloggers & podcasters who have joined the tour: Dartmouth Book Exchange - author spotlight - August 23-26 The IndieView - author Q&A - August 26 Sarah Butland's Imagination Captured - book review - August 26 The Author Journey with OC Publishing - author interview - August 26 Canadian Bookworm - guest post by Ailsa Keppie, Why I Wrote My Memoir - August 27 Just Reviews - book review - August 28 Storeybook Reviews - guest post by Ailsa Keppie, The Voice in My Head - August 29 Lisa Haselton's Reviews & Interviews - author Q&A - August 31 Laura&

Holiday Launch Planned for Late Author's Second Children's Book

 We are saddened by the recent passing of the very vivacious, funny, gorgeous, and talented author, Jackie Arnason. Last year, at the age of 87, we published her first Children's book, Hambone-Why Pigs Have Curly Tails . After a brief illness, Jackie passed away in September of this year, while we were well-underway in the publishing process for her second book, Timothy Titus Terrance O'Toole and the Dragon. With the support of her family, we pressed on and will launch her book in December.  Jackie Arnason A beloved story-teller to all those who knew and loved her, with the publishing of her first book, and now her second, a lifelong dream has been fulfilled. Her legacy will live on in the lessons and magical stories she shared through the years. A prairie girl, born in a small town in Saskatchewan, Jackie's childhood years in the 'Dirty Thirties' were hard but the local library became her haven where she escaped into worlds she could only dream of growing up in Reg