A beautiful visualization: SocialCollider. Not sure how to use it just yet, but Wow!
Twitter Venn a great visualization tool for Twitter BuzzHunting.
I love using TwitterVenn to demonstrate to a client how the Buzz on Twitter IS important. But that doesn’t mean they have to set up a Twitter account. <oops, Twitter rant coming>
I think Twitter is over used. I think businesses hoping to cash in on the Twitter trend will be first to fail. In previous posts and all over this blog I talk about Getting Real with Twitter. Twitter is NOT an RSS FEED. There are RSS Feeds and Email subscriptions for that kind of “follow.”
A friend and Twitter-Champion said to me a while back, “But following on Twitter is so much easier than RSS.”
Uh… and Tweetbots and Auto-DMs and Auto-Follows are NOT OKAY. Regardless of what the “experts” are saying, Twitter IS about authenticity and voice. If your voice consists of “Hot Deal on Inkjet Packs Today Only” or “Get a Bazillion Followers Today” or “My Money from Twitter program will have you reeling in the bucks and retiring in less than six months” then that says a lot about where you perceive Twitter to fit into your messaging program.
I’m sorry, if you are not REAL on Twitter then perhaps you should consider using other tools. Oh sure, point to Dell’s $2 million in direct Twitter revenue and say, “Well, it’s working for them.” And I will point to the millions of scammers on Twitter trying to cash in on that idea and show you how most of them are transparent shills or RSS feeds in disquise.<end Twitter rant>
Be a voice on Twitter but don’t be a bot!