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Part 1 of 3- Twitterrific! The Most Useful Web 2.0 Apps/Tools For Twitter

If you are trying to implement twitter in your business or government social networking efforts, these apps and tools may “expand your horizons” for better use. First twenty for review:

1. TwitterAnalyzer: lets you see different statistic charts about you and your Twitter friends’ behavior at the site. http://www.twitteranalyzer.com/

2. MicroPlaza: filters your Twitter timeline and displays the Web pages shared by the people you follow along with all associated comments. Essentially it delivers you a personalized news wire created by people of interest to you. http://microplaza.com/

3. TinyChat: a free service that allows you to create a free chat room that is accessible by anyone with a browser. Simply create a chatroom from the homepage then send the link it gives to you to anyone you want to chat with. After you leave the chat room, all the chat data is gone, so its perfect for secure chats. http://www.tinychat.com/

4. Twessemger: when enabled, Twessenger automatically updates your Messenger Personal Message at regular intervals to reflect your latest Twitter tweet. Because Twitter supports updates via the web, IM, and SMS from your cell phone, you can now update your Messenger status message from wherever you are. http://kunal.kundaje.net/twessenger

5. Twickie: a free service that fetches Twitter replies for you (and gives you an easy way to view and export them). http://twickie.pirillo.com/

6. ShareMeme: allows you to communicate with all of your friends from one place. Using ShareMeme, you can send text messages, G-Chat messages, AIM instant messages, Twitter direct messages, and emails all from one easy-to-use interface. http://sharememe.com/

7. Tweet3: whether you’ve got one Twitter account or manage multiple accounts (friends, business, another language – the reasons are plentiful), Tweet3’s got you covered. Easily click between profiles and customize colors for each account. Tweet3 is utilizing Google’s powerful charting and map APIs to bring you useful data about your Twitter accounts and URLs that you share. http://www.tweet3.com/

8. TriggaMe: Organize all your social networks in groups – Create groups for buddies, office, family and more. Post to Twitter, Facebook, Friendfeed, Xing, Pounce, Identi.ca, Plurk, Plaxo, Frazr, Rejaw, Brightkite and LinkedIn. [I REALLY USE THIS ONE A LOT. IT’S A REAL TIME SAVER]. http://www.trigga.me/

9. Twitrans: fast human translation of your tweets directly from your twitter account by sending RM (Reply message) to @twitrans with the source and target languages and the message to translate. Text will be translated by freelance translators around the world, translation service 24/7 in all major languages. http://twitrans.onehourtranslation.com/

10. Twtpoll: a simple survey/ poll twitter app. Type in a 140 chars question, type in multiple choice answers, and share it in social networks, or embed it in your blog. http://twtpoll.com/

11. Ping.fm: a simple service that cuts out the middle man when it comes to posting to your social services such as Facebook, Twitter, Jaiku, Tumblr and Pownce with more being added soon. http://ping.fm

12. Sendeo: a single dashboard for your digital life. Sendeo looks and feels like a look up window for all of your people, places, and things. It is your hard drive on the web and everything is securely stored and managed. Clicking publish enables you to share your files via email or onto Twitter, Facebook, Digg, Delicious and Reddit. http://sendeo.com

13. Phweet: lets you accept calls with one click from your Twitter page or Twitter clients. Phweet is a simple service where you don’t need to download or share anything more to talk. The call is contained within a PhweetUrl; a smart link that calls you. And you can share who you are talking to in real time without having to reveal or exchange phone numbers or other identities. http://phweet.com/

14. Sendible: lets you connect with people by scheduling and receiving messages at a time you choose. Send unlimited email, sms and social network messages to be delivered at a time you choose. Easily access all your email and social network contacts and reach them wherever they may be, and more. http://beta.sendible.com

15. Twitzu: Having a meetup, get together or party? Now you can blast it out to your Twitter followers. Twitzu creates an event standard for Twitter. Using the site, Twitterers can create an event page for their meetup, party, get together etc. and send it out to their followers who can then RSVP with just a click. http://www.twitzu.com

16. FeedTweeter: a little service that allows you to link Twitter to your other activities. Basically it’s a system that keeps track of an RSS feed and processes any new items that appear. http://www.feedtweeter.com

17. Chirrup: is a comment system which uses Twitter as a datastore. People send Twitter replies to you about your site, then Chirrup fetches all of the replies from Twitter, and sorts them by URL so you can have a comment feed for each page in your site. You can put the comments wherever you want them, and style them.http://chirrup.angryamoeba.co.uk/

18. moblf, (Mobile Life): brings Web to SMS. It is a mobile interface that enables you to interact with web services (like twitter) using your mobile phone, particularly SMS text messaging. It empowers you to access your favorite web services anytime, anywhere from the mobile. http://www. moblf.com [VERY COOL]

19. TweetCube: allows you to share files on Twitter. Blast out your images, videos, music and more with just a couple of clicks. TweetCube is 100% free but the maximum file size you can upload is currently 10mb. You can upload as many files as you want. Old files will delete after 30 days. http://www.tweetcube.com/

20. Twitterfone: is a free service that lets you update your Twitter feed using your voice from any mobile or cell phone. You call it, speak your tweet, and hang up. A short while later, your tweet will be posted on Twitter. http://www.twitterfone.com

These apps and tools are in no particular order. Each logo is a licensed or unlicensed image and the sole property of its owner(s). All images and descriptions are from GO2WEB20.net, selected by Firstlegion for their relevance to further twitter applications in government and business.

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Adam Arthur

I search high and low. I’m plugged in to the “geek squad” as well, (no offense to geeks…I’m one as well)!

Emi Whittle

This is awesome. What on earth do you do for a living that you can find the time to find and use all this stuff? Have you used all of it? My next goal will be to test some of it out. I had a Discussion in the general Forum about Best Tools for Emergency Communications, and twitter seems to keep popping up… Thanks for the info!

Adam Arthur

@Emi Whittle- I work for the CDC, but I’m heavily involved in reviewing, testing, developing, and implementing social networking platforms for different branches within.