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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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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

Making your Twitter life easier with Twitter lists

Are you taking advantage of the Twitter lists feature?

If not, here are three cool options that can make your twitter life easier.

1. You can create up to 20 different list with 500 people on each list.
2. Create different lists to sort and group people for easy reference.
3. View other people’s list and follow the top people from their list.

Creating a new Twitter List is a simple process.
In this short video, Skeeter Hansen shows you how to take advantage of the twitter lists feature.

Listorious (Listorious) is a third-party site that maintains a categorized directory of Twitter lists. You can search or browse through lists by category, and find the most popular lists.

How are you using the new twitter lists feature?
(please leave us your comments)

PS Feel free to add @alferretti and @skeeterhansen to your list.

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What’s your favorite Twitter Tool and Why?

It’s been reported that there’s well over 50,000 third party tools that integrate with Twitter.

When you think about it, that’s great for customization, automation and flexibility options. But think again, and is it really just information overload and all just becoming part of the noise and confusion on Twitter?

Twitter Watchdog would like to hear what your favorite Twitter Tool or App is and why…

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