Thursday, February 12, 2009

Do you twitter?!

I twitter. So, the first thing you ought to do is follow me at Why?! Because I have absolutely awesome insight and will keep you up to date with everything that is cool. Okay, not really, but it seems to be the thing to do is to solicit people to follow you on twitter. Now that this is out of the way...

What is twitter you ask?! My two second explanation: twitter is a microblogging tool that allow people to keep up with your short updates... if you're not satisfied by this explanation, here's something more concise from Common Craft that helps explain "Twitter in Plain English"

There's many tools out there to help "gauge" your twitter usage. What's it all mean? Who know... I'm just cataloging them here, just to do so.

Follow Cost
Ever wonder "How annoying will it be to follow so-and-so on twitter?" Well, wonder no more.. you can have some straightforward statistics on how many updates are made per day, and how the last 100 updates have been. It also measures your performance in milliscobles.

Twitter Grader
Twitter Grader measures the power of a profile. How's this calculated? Some twitter voodoo and crazy number crunching you'll get a score relative to those who've been graded before you. The higher the score the better you are... can rank among the other "elites" in your area?

Mr Tweet
Mr Tweet is your personal networking assistant. Using the magic of the internet, Mr Tweet will take statistics of your tweets and conversations and provide you information every two weeks. Information you'll get from Mr Tweet include people within your sphere of influence, people who you aren't providing reciprocal follows with, and general usage statistics.

Twitter Counter
If you like numbers and graphs, you'll like this tool. This tool keep track of how many followers you have and predicts how many followers you will have in the near future. It's all about averages. And, from what I've gathered.... I'm pretty average.

TwitterCounter for @knightdiver