Top 10 Articles For…Twitter (Part 2)

This latest in the Top 10 Articles For…Series follows on from last weeks Twitter post and whereas last week I was focusing on the basics, this post is more about the some of the different ways that you can use other applications and tools to get the best out of Twitter together with some tips and hints.  There is always room for a bit of fun as well.

Please click on the images to read the articles.

1. 140 Twitter Discoveries

To get you in the Twitter mood lets start with this amazing article from Milana aka @rM1L published by Tech 18. Milana has found 140 different possible ways to get something out of your Twitter experience.

2. Twitter Birds (1)

Are you looking for something a bit different to adorn your website with Twitter related stuff? Try this article from @amymaeelliott published on Mashable which signposts some great fun sources for Twitter Birds, one of them is the main image on this page. (Source Flickr Marek.Sotak)

3 Twitter Birds (2)

Would you like to draw your own Twitter Bird?  The amazing Misty Belardo shows you how on her My Sketch Studio

4. Twitter Background

Have you thought about changing your Twitter background? Have a look at this article by @MarianSchembari posted on Ask Aaron Lee which goes through some of the things you should consider.

5. Who Tweets you?

This article by Dave Larson was published by Tweetsmarter and is a real mine of useful information.  Dave lists and reviews some of the Twitter Search Engines that you can use to monitor or locate Tweets that you thought might have been lost.  I find Backtweets particularly useful in finding out who has RT’d or mentioned one of my posts without adding my Twitter name.

6. Keep your Tweets sweet

How do you make sure your Tweets are noticed?  This article from @douglasi posted in Smedio lists some great Do’s and Dont’s to adopt to make sure you are a good Tweeter.

7. Twitter Tools

There are so many Twitter Tools out there that it’s difficult to pick out the best but I think that this article from @ruhanirabin does a pretty good job.

8. Make your Retweet count

Whatever your motive for RT’ing, and I hope all of yours are pure, it would be nice to know that the person you are Tweeting actually knows about it.   Until I read this article from @raybeckerman posted on Ray’s 2.0 I wasn’t aware that this is often not the case.  Thanks Ray, you can expect my RT soon!

9. Watching the Twitter world

If you want to be able to monitor what is happening then have a look at this excellent offering from @cindyking published by Social Media Examiner.

10. A day in the life

To finish a bit of fun which was brought to us by Diana Adams at Bit Rebels.  I know it’s only loosely related to twitter but I like it so much I don’t need much of an excuse.

There are many more fantastic articles out there to help us with Twitter so please let me know which have been the most helpful for you.


  • http://twitter.com/peri37 @peri37

    Wow! You have a great collection here! Some of my absolute Twitter faves all in one list. For sure a keeper for me. Thanks:)

    • Tony

      Thanks P, had a lot of fun putting it together but so many good articles, it’s hard to leave some out, maybe should have had Twitter part 3 :-)

  • http://twitter.com/peri37 @peri37

    Wow! You have a great collection here! Some of my absolute Twitter faves all in one list. For sure a keeper for me. Thanks:)

    • Tony

      Thanks P, had a lot of fun putting it together but so many good articles, it’s hard to leave some out, maybe should have had Twitter part 3 :-)

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