Twitter Tool Tuesday – Twitturly

Twitturly list the most commonly tweeted URLs in real time, allowing you to see exactly what’s being shared most in the twittersphere – hence the name twitt-url-y!

Put simply, every time a URL is tweeted, it is logged and given a vote. The more votes a URL has over the past 24 hours, the higher it ranks on Twitturly’s top 100 and you can also filter by language.

Twitturly won’t be beaten by URL shorteners either – as they count the landing page and not the the way the URLs appear in the tweet – which is pretty impressive.

Twitturly is a great tool if you want to see what content is being shared on Twitter most.

See for yourself here: twitturly.com

Twitter Tool Tuesday – Twitscoop

Twitscoop allows you to enjoy all the normal functionality of Twitter without ever having to refresh your browser. Alongside your standard home screen you also get an automatically updating feed of the main trending topics on Twitter – allowing you to keep your finger on the pulse and access the latest news at the earliest opportunity.

The tool is free and also allows you to save searches too, so you can find out what’s happening in just one click of a button – saving you time and keeping you informed.

You can use it here: twitscoop.com

Twitter Tool Tuesday – Topsy

Topsy is basically a search engine for the social web. In much the same way as Google works, you simply type in your query, hit return and are presented with a list of blog posts, tweets & news stories on the subject.

The first page of results you see consists of posts from the last 24 hours, sorted by relevance. You can then choose to see only tweets, photos, videos and so on as well as choosing posts from only the last hour, day, seven days etc etc.

This is a great tool for keeping track of what’s being said on Twitter, by who, and when.

Check it out for yourself here: topsy.com

How to track trends on twitter

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Twitter is not only a great platform for micro blogging, marketing and social messaging, its also a useful tool for keeping track of trends and gaining an idea of what’s popular at any given time.

You can track trends via the hot trends that appear on Twitters search and homepages, however for more advanced trend tracking it’s best to use third party accounts/ web applications like the following:

Tweepz

Tweepz allows users to search by geography, biography or name. Results can be sorted by relevancy, number of followers or number being followed. Users can also filter down search results to include or to exclude by the number of followers, divided by percentile ranges, so you can easily find the top 10% of Twitter users who have the word ‘dress’ in their bio who have more than 100 followers.

Twellow

Twellow takes messages from Twitter and categorises each of these users responsible for those massages into the various categories that can be found on the Twellow website. Twellow’s category system enables users to filter their searches into specific niches, which makes finding what you are looking for a lot easier. [Read more…]