Tagged: Twitter

The life of a tweet

I sent a note out over Twitter earlier today trying to gather some additional responses to a Web Tools Survey I am working on: Doing a survey of news Web sites – what open-source and free tools and services do you use: http://bit.ly/oju #journ

Typical enough – but what was interesting was watching the traffic (via bit.ly):

I have noted on the chart the timing of each re-tweet (red) and, perhaps more importantly, the actual conversions of clicks to survey responses (green). In the first hour the survey received five re-tweets, 110 referrals from Twitter, and four people actually completed the survey.

You can check out the raw data here http://bit.ly/info/oju

Twitter resources for the newsroom

A bunch of new Twitter accounts popped up in our newsroom recently so I put together a quick list of resources for people just starting out.  I use all or most of these services:

Track your growth
http://twittercounter.com

Get your stats
http://tweetstats.com

Get recommendations for who you should be following
http://www.mrtweet.net

Get notified when people stop following
http://twitterless.com

Find out how influential you are
http://twitter.grader.com

Look for connections among your followers
http://www.tweetwheel.com

A live map based display of everyone
http://twittervision.com

Find more friends
http://whoshouldifollow.com

Search Twitter
http://search.twitter.com

Make shortcuts for URLS (and track the clicks)
http://bit.ly