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Catching Twitter Quitters

There are a lot of apps for Twitter in the marketplace that is being used and every day there are new apps developed. Today, with no exception, I discovered an app that I had not seen before call Qwitter.

For those who do not know about Qwitter, it is a service that emails you every time someone unfollows you on Twitter. This email will display their name and the last tweet that you sent that may have caused the person to unfollow you.

According to Qwitter’s website another advantage of the service is that it helps you identify Twitter spammers and spam bots

The site states: “Whether you are an individual or a business you can use Qwitter to expand your social media analytics.” And if you If you are sad about being unfollowed you can visit their other site called Qwitter Therapy. I am still working on understanding Quitter Therapy. This will be for another day.

The bottom-line is that Twitter is great at telling you when you gain followers, but they never tell you about your unfollowers! Qwitter does all of the dirty work for Twitter.

Of course that is an upgrade to the account if you want more capabilities. The cost is reasonable if you really want the extra service at $4.99 per year.

James Roughton is very passionate about developing an effective Social Network Process for Small Businesses. I am on a journey of discovery and want to spread the word about the Social Network Jungle, and other related-Social Marketing ideas.

I am an Inbound Marketing Certified Professional, Inbound Marketing Educator, freelance author, blogger, Social Media Marketing Strategist, Technical Trainer, Safety Professional, on-line entrepreneur and social networking guru. He loves to help individuals and small businesses develop WordPress Websites that can navigate and explore the Social Network Jungle one step at a Time. You can subscribe to his blog at:

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Get Free Twitter Alerts by Email!

If you love Google Alerts then you will love the Twitter alert service called TweetBeep.  TweetBeep has several options, FREE, which I us, and a premium service you have to pay for.  The FREE version works just fine for me.

TweetBeep is great for keeping track of all conversations that mention you, your brand, your company, and keywords that you specify automatically.

It is easy to get started.  All you have to do is create an account, as always, verify your account from an email that you will review and then you are on your way.

To set up a New Keyword Alert, all you have to do is create your alert using a Keyword or Phrase that you choose, pick the type of alert you want, (#) hash tags, mentions twitter username, determine frequency (in the FREE account there is only chose with is daily). You can use only one keyword or phrase per alert and exclude other keywords that you do not want to see (optional).  I can see where excluding other keyword may be useful for filtering an alert.

This service can be great for your online branding and management of your account by capturing all of your @replies and @mentions.  How about finding job mentions?  This is a nice feature to keep on top of the job in your specialty that may be broadcasted on Twitter first.  Just simply use the same keywords that you may use in a Google search.

As discussed, it all depends on the keywords that you identify to get the best results.  Therefore, you may have to do some trial and error to get what you really want, as the alerts are editable.

I would say give it a try to see how you like it.  Since it is FREE, what harm can it do?

Oh yes, as always there is an option to upgrade your account to TweetBeep Premium.  This service is $20/month where you get 200 alerts, a 15 minute alert option, and no advertisements.

James Roughton is very passionate about developing an effective Social Network Process for Small Businesses.  I am on a journey of discovery and want to spread the word about the Social Network Jungle, and other related-Social Marketing ideas.

I am an Inbound Marketing Certified Professional, Inbound Marketing Educator, freelance author, blogger, Social Media Marketing Strategist, Technical Trainer, Safety Professional, on-line entrepreneur and social networking guru.  He loves to help individuals and small businesses develop WordPress Websites that can navigate and explore the Social Network Jungle one step at a Time. You can subscribe to his blog at:

Visit my website for addition material James Roughton

Follow me on:

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LinkedIn
Facebook

How to Create a Newspaper from Twitter

Have you heard of paper.li?  paper.li is a new beta service that I just found.  This site allows you to create and publish a newspaper using all of your links/articles that have been shared in your twitter account for the past 24 hours.  The nice part of this is that the newspaper is updated every 24 hours based on new links/articles tweeted in your account.

The way that I understand the concept as of this writing is that you will see published links/articles from all of your followers and the users that you follow.

You can create your newspaper using the following options:

  • Twitter user
  • Twitter #tag
  • Twitter @list

The cool thing is that paper.li will organize your links/articles shared on Twitter into an easy to read newspaper-style format.  This is a great way to stay on top of all that is shared by the people you follow, even if you are not connected 24/7!

To see my newspaper that I have created using my twitter name, you can check it out on my website.  Click on the Social Network Jungle and then click on Twitter News in the menu.  You will note that I have linked the newspaper to my website via a WordPress plugin.

I hope that you enjoy this quick post outlining paper.li.  I think that it is a great find and the best thing about it is that the service is FREE.

You can find me at:

Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/jamesroughton
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jamesroughtoncsp
Website: Social Network Jungle

Jing meets Tweeter

jing by techsmith
On December 8, 2009,Techsmith, developers of SnagIt and Camtasia Studio, released a new version of Jing, a screen casting, screen capture software that works on Mac, Windows XP, and Vista.

In short, Jing is another neat tool, that allows you a fast and easy way to add your screen captures and screen casts to Twitter.  Jing is similar to Screenr that I posted here on Twitterwatchdog several weeks ago.  The following is a summary of some of the features of Jing.

jingscreencapture
Screen Capture – Capture What You See.

With Jing you can capture any thing on your desktop (image, text, and icon), or just make a video of your desktop.  You can initiate a capture by clicking on the Jing’s “SUN” icon, located on your task bar after installation, or by pressing a hotkey of your choice.

Record What You See and Do on Your Desktop

With Jing you can capture a window, pane, or region to capture or record.  All you have to do is select a window or a region on your desktop and Jing will record up to five minutes of video of everything that appears in the selected area.  You can “point to things with your mouse, scroll, flip through photos, and click around in a website or application” and Jing captures it all. Read the rest of this entry »

New Enhancements for Fans of HootSuite

If you are a regular Twitter user, then HootSuite is the perfect Professional Twitter application for you.  Some of the basic highlights of HootSuite include the following where you can:
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  • Create and manage multiple Twitter accounts
  • Share your Twittering duties with other trusted users
  • Manage your RSS feed directly from HootSuite
  • Track how many people have clicked on your links that you have tweeted.
  • Pre-schedule your messages or feed to post on your blog or Twitter account
  • Use Ping.fm to post to multiple social networking sites at once.

Now, HootSuite has added some new cool feature and expanded the capabilities as listed above.  So, I just wanted to provide you a brief overview of what I just reviewed on the HootSuite website.  Some of these new features as listed include:

  • Creating and importing Twitter list
  • Linking directly to Facebook and LinkedIn
  • Scheduling Facebook and Linkedin status updates

Create and Importing Twitter List

HootSuite now allows you Read the rest of this entry »

TweetFunnel:The Twitter Tool for Team Tweeting

I just found this amazing Twitter tool that I wanted to share with everyone.  It is called TweetFunnel. At the present time TweetFunnel is in public Beta, which means that anyone can sign up for FREE.

tweet funnel

The concept behind TweetFunnel is that it is designed for anyone who is charged with controlling a brand in a Corporation or for anyone who would like to have more than one person contributing to a Twitter stream or multiple Twitter streams and wants total control.

Here is a quote from the from the website that highlights the main design features:

  • “Does your company use a cumbersome process of emails, cutting and pasting to coordinate tweets from multiple team members?
  • Are you excited about being on the forefront of social media, but a little afraid to relinquish all control of your corporate image?”

Managing Multiple Users for Each of Your Twitter Accounts

TweetFunnel helps you with more consistent and relevant content for your audience by offering three user types: Read the rest of this entry »

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