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Twitter's popularity is growing and regardless of the skepticism that exists about it, marketers and businesses are taking notice.

If you're thinking about giving microblogging on Twitter a try or are already using Twitter, here are 10 Twitter tools that you can put to work.

  • twhirl
    This Adobe AIR-based desktop Twitter client provides a nice interface and additional features not natively available in Twitter.
     
  • Twitterific
    This Mac OS X Twitter client, which is also available for the iPhone, is quite snazzy and at $15, a worthwhile investment for Mac Twitter lovers.
     
  • twitterfeed
    If you run a blog and want items in your RSS feed to be automatically posted to your Twitter account, this service is a very handy marketing tool.
     
  • Tweetburner
    Want to track how many people click on links you share on Twitter? Tweetburner shortens URLs and keeps track of clicks. Perfect for Twitter marketers.
     
  • Twitterholic
    Who's popular on Twitter? Twitterholic will let you know.
     
  • Tweet Scan
    This service enables you to perform real-time searches on the twitterverse.
     
  • GroupTweet
    Designed to enable Twitter users to send tweets to a group, Group Tweet is a good potential solution for groups looking to collaborate via Twitter.
     
  • Twitter Tools
    If you run a WordPress blog, Twitter Tools offers a set of features that enable you to integrate your blog with your Twitter account.
     
  • Quotably.com
    Following conversations on Twitter can be a real pain. Fortunately Quotably.com makes it easy to track these conversations.
     
  • twitMobile
    Since Twitter is no longer offering SMS in certain countries (including the UK), third parties have stepped in to offer SMS for Twitter. twitMobile is one of them.

Happy tweeting!

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Published 22 September, 2008 by Patrick Oak

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Paul Cook

Paul Cook, Director at NCC Web Performance

Check out Tweet Wheel, show's who's following who and good for finding people worth stalking - http://www.tweetwheel.com/

about 8 years ago

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Chris

Another tool to consider is Yammer.
http://www.yammer.com Recent winners of Techcrunch 50.
Yammer is twitter for corporates and makes a good tool for in company collaboration and complements tools like Notes and Sharepoint.

about 8 years ago

Graham Charlton

Graham Charlton, Editor in Chief at ClickZ Global

Agreed Chris - we've been impressed with Yammer, and have been using it at E-consultancy.

More on Yammer here: http://www.e-consultancy.com/news-blog/366316/review-yammer--twitter-for-companies.html

about 8 years ago

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Chris Denman

TwitterHIT is a way to search for people in the timeline. Instead of tweets being returned, tweets are grouped into people. You can then choose who to add to your account. Automation means that you can add friends based on keywords daily, as well as tweet random messages. http://www.twitterhit.net Chris Denman

over 7 years ago

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Sweton T Fleming

hi..this is really great..bt all of to ur knowledge dear...thanks for the info.....

about 7 years ago

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Sweton Fleming

I do think so...these r actually the marketers and business men who have made twitter, twitter followers, twitter applications so popular.

about 7 years ago

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