Welcome to 2009!
I’m back after a couple of weeks that included family time, being unable to leave the house because of record amounts of freak snowfall, and finally, four days of doing nothing on a Gulf Island.
I have been on Twitter since August, and over the past six months, it has gotten me more and more excited. I don’t think I’ve ever had the experience of being on the cutting edge of something quite like this before. There is a steady string of new applications and uses constantly being created. This is my third blog post on Twitter, which will bring you up to date on some the newest, latest-and-greatest stuff out there. If you are unfamiliar with Twitter, please read my original blog post, and the follow up, resource guide.
First off, a couple of really great blog posts for the beginning Twitterer. I wish I’d read these before I started!
Looking for Mr. Goodtweet: How to find followers on Twitter. Written by Guy Kawasaki, a powerhouse blogger and Twitterer. Lots of really great and practical advice for expanding your network.
How to Use Twitter to Grow Your Business, written by Michael Stelzner, breaks it down in an easy to read and follow manner.
I have just started using Power Twitter, an add-on through Firefox, if you use that for your web browser. It makes searching for things easier, and also directly streams You Tube and photo links like TwitPics (which I also love–you only need your Twitter login ID to use it, instead of having to sign up for yet another service).
Have you ever noticed that the serious Twitterers have beautiful, custom-made backgrounds that include thier contact info, blogs and website URLs? Well, you can get one, too, by using My Tweet Space.
Friend or Follow tells you who your followers are that you are not following back, and vice-versa.
Ever wonder how to get cute little symbols into your tweets? Check out Twtitter Keys.
Twitority is a kind of keyword search. If you are looking to connect with people on a specific subject matter, say, Theatre, just type in theatre, and you willl inevitably find some interesting people to follow.
Finally, Twellowhood allows you to find Twitterers in your geographical neck of the woods.
Twitter on into 2009!