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What is a Twitter and What are the Twitter Tools?

Posted on: March 15, 2009


ABC of Twitter and Twitter-related Tool Collection

I got this question from Wayne of Montana, US asking what is Twitter and what are the Twitter tools? Wayne this is a very timely question as there is so much of excitement now a days about the twitter that every one wants to know about this.

First of all let me address the first part of the question i.e. What is a twitter?

Literal meaning of the twitter is high-pitched chirping sound but the explains their site meaning ‘ Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that allows users to send updates (otherwise known as tweets) which are text-based ‘. The fundamental basis of twitter site is that you can share your activities with your friends and followers by telling them about ‘what are you doing’.

Now for more technical folks the definition is :

Twitter is a social networking and microblogging service that allows you answer the question, “What are you doing?” by sending short text messages 140 characters in length, called “tweets”, to your friends, or “followers.”

Due to huge success of twitter, there are many twitter tools available in the market now. Some of these tools along with their description is presented here for your reading:

  • Peeckr – New search engine for twitter focused on links.
  • Twaitter – The twitter message scheduling platform.
  • TwitterBerry – A mobile client for posting updates to twitter
  • TwitterCounter – Detailed stats on your twitter account.
  • Twitbacks – Custom twitter background image creator.
  • TwitterGroups – You can share links and allow others to peeps and join your group.
  • TwitterGadget – Designed to eliminate the need to install third-party applications to monitor and submit status updates to Twitter via your iGoogle homepage.
  • Twollo – Enabling you to automatically follow the conversation which is important to you.
  • TwitPic – Lets you share photos on twitter.
  • TwitterCritic – Film reviews by twitter users.
  • TwitScoop – Allows you to be on top of what is hot in twitter right now.
  • Twellow – This tool collects, analyzes, and categorizes tweets, creating niche-specific categories that you can search to find Twitter users with similar interests.
  • TweetLater – Schedule future-dated tweets, auto-follow and send automated notes to new followers.
  • TwitResponse – Twitter + Autoresponder. Setup unlimited messages to be delivered to your twitter page when you want.
  • Twitter Digest – Twitter Digest lets you read Twitter updates in a more manageable fashion. Just pick the usernames you’d like to generate a digest for, and you will see all updates made by them during the past full day, available as both a webpage or as an Atom.
  • TweetBeep – Be the first to know who’s twittering about you, your products, your company, or your website. gives you twitter alerts by email when a tweet matches your search.
  • TwitPress – Twitpress is a wordpress plugin which submits a user definable tweet to your twitter account notifying any twitter followers or friends that a new blog entry has been published on your blog.
  • LoudWitter – LoudTwitter posts to your blog your daily tweets.
  • TwitDir – Twitter users directory.
  • TwitterTools for WordPress – Pull your tweets into your WordPress blog and create new tweets on blog posts and from within WordPress.
  • TwitAddict – a professional tool to publish twits. This is my personal favorite.


You can also read about twitter developments on some of the other blogs:

You can also watch some of the interesting video on twitter:

Enjoy the above resources on twitting and feel free to share your comments with me.

Jay Author

Updated on 06-Apr-09: I recently experimented with twitter plugin for the wordpress and it’s good. You can now bring twitter to your blog.


15 Responses to "What is a Twitter and What are the Twitter Tools?"

I use Twitter daily from my webtop to speak with friends, colleagues, and do my social networking! But I have yet to see some of these tools. Thanks for the extensive list and keep them coming.

I have been using twitter just for fun so far. I never thought that I can use it for the marketing purpose. Thanks for sharing this information!

I do use twitter and currently I am learning to see how should I use this service without spamming my followers. This is a great post on the twitter information.

Some great information here and some intresting points, look forward to reading more

Thanks for sharing so much of the information on twitter. Can you please also share similiar information on Facebook and its’ popular tools? I want to use Facebook but I don’t know how to use it?

Thanks in advance,

Raj, India

This is a great post on twitter. There is so much of useful information that I could research about the twitter with just your post alone.

I support Raj’s request to write about the Facebook and its’ tools as I also want to know more about the Facebook.

Raj and Jim

I will reply with a post to your request for more information on Facebook and its’ tools soon. Thanks

Jay Author

Hi, nice post. I have been thinking about this issue,so thanks for blogging. I’ll definitely be subscribing to your site. Keep up great writing

Nice, hefty list you’ve compiled! I’m using some, but not all of the tools. Might have to add a few to my arsenal after reading this. Thanks!


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Not having grown up with a computer in my home, I’ m pretty new to the world of technology and as such grateful when someone explains something computer- ish to me, as a lot of the time I feel like a real techno- dinosaur. I often refer to my“ for Idio…

[…] are many twitter tools available to automate the twitter process and you can learn more about these twitter tools […]

Very nice list!

I have also done up a list as well.

The Ultimate List of Twitter Tools @ The Social Media Guide

As a top Twitter business user, I was sent an advance copy of the Tweet Adder System for my review. This is by far the best Networking Tool I have used for Twitter!

To bring in more followers on twitter, you must have fresh content such as helpful tips, and tweets videos and other items of interest to your followers. By giving updated posts, you will have more people willing to take a look at your tweets. If you don’t update and have good content, you have the risk of getting unfollowed 

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