Hi everyone! Welcome to podcast #61 – we are all over the Twitter platform today. What’s happening? How are we using it? We talk about some tools for Twitter and strategies…
What did Andrew and Heather learn this week?
Heather has seen speculation in the last week of Twitter becoming more user friendly for newbies. There are a lot of rumours, such as they might get rid of hashtags and @ symbols. We would be surprised if they did though as their whole platform has been built on those things.
Andrew learnt that Google has launched new add-ons for their documents. These are 3rd party apps such as address labels, name badges and secure electronic signing. There are actually a whole lot of options so if you use Google docs this could be of interest to you. Google are also reducing their storage charges for Google Drive, so they will pretty much be the cheapest for cloud storage.
Tools for Twitter
We talk about:
Twellow – to find an expert in your area or people with certain keywords in their bio – there are a number of different filters.
WeFollow – lets you search people by their specified industry or field.
Hootsuite – to schedule tweets – use if you find things your followers would like as you’re surfing the web. We recommend using a mixture of Hootsuite and Twitter directly. (If you want images and videos to show up, you need to use the native platform).
Twitter Lists – a tool within Twitter that helps you reduce the ‘noise’ and see the tweets of those you really want to follow. You can actually subscribe to other people’s lists too! (lists can be public or private – if you’re making a list of your own clients, please make it private!).
Twilert – a bit like the Google alerts of Twitter. You can search by radius of location and by keywords, and Twilert will deliver tweets that match to your inbox.
Untweeps – this tool lets you unfollow people as a mass group. For example, unfollowing people who don’t tweet.
Socialbro – paid tool that allows you to find people who are inactive as well as really analyse your tweets – how far they spread and who your biggest retweeters are. You can also see famous friends, who follows back and a whole bunch of other data.
Stay tuned to find out details of our upcoming tweetchat! Tweetchats are a way to have a conversation using a unique #. You can also check out Heather ( @businesshostess) and Andrew (@The_SM_Bloke ) on Twitter!
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