6 Free Twitter Visualization Tools

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Trying to explain Twitter in a presentation or grasp how popular a keyword is can be tricky. Fortunately, there are several sites that show whats happening on Twitter in a fun, visual presentation.


  • 1. Free TwitterFile Sharing ApplicationsA review of ten online apps09.11.242009 Wednesday, November 25, 2009

2. Growing your followers means you will move beyond the people that you personally know. Ive met scores of people on Twitter that I will never meet in real life. I also dont have personal contact information for many of the people I know on Twitter either. So how do you send someone a le online without their email address? Surprisingly, there are at least nine dierent sites that can answer that question for you.From presentations to mp3s to documents to zip les and anything else, they can now be sent via Twitter. This really opens up the use of Twitter from a simple communication tool to a new way to share large amounts of information.2009 Wednesday, November 25, 2009 3. OverviewCriteriaI sat down with my co-workers and created a wish-list of qualities that we as marketing people want in aTwitter le sharing service. Of course, all the apps have to be free, easy-to-use and requires nodownloadable client. Beyond that, we wanted to be able to:store at least 15 mb of datashare multiple le types: mp3, doc, zip, pictures, videoshave a unique urlpublic and private tweetsuses OAuth so you dont have to create a new accountunlimited storage timeshare across multiple platforms2009 Wednesday, November 25, 2009 4. ube ojo tetCetM ee ialToc n.tt S ocW itD mi Tw eTwewi itF l etwes leTcaT TwFiFil Fi TwAFREE TWITTER POLLING APPS Store at least 15 MB of data Share multiple le types Have a unique url Public and private tweets Uses OAuth instead ofcreating a new accountUnlimited storage time Share across multipleplatforms$Not for freeNoYes 2009 Wednesday, November 25, 2009 5. TweetcubeApplication Interface:ProsYou can upload up to 10 mb, usesTwitter OAuth so you dont have tocreate an account. ConsIt doesnt work. Tried several times overtwo days to use the site. At rst itwouldnt let me login. After I got pastthat, I was never able to upload a le. Rating 2009 Wednesday, November 25, 2009 6. TweetMojo Application Interface:ProsAllows you to upload any le type andyou can record you own videos fromthe site.Nice feature that allows you to addlong posts without having to uploada le. ConsIt didnt work. I was able to uploadsmaller photo les and record a video,but could never sign in to Twitter touse it. Rating2009 Wednesday, November 25, 2009 7. Twi.ttApplication Interface:ProsHurray, it works! There doesnt appearto be a le size limit and a 29 MB leuploaded just ne. ConsMost of the sites features dont workyet. Its unclear what happened toyour uploads after you share them.Rating2009 Wednesday, November 25, 2009 8. Twit FS Application Interface:ProsIt does everything we could want froma le sharing site.Its worth registering with the site foradded features Cons Um....cant nd anyRating2009 Wednesday, November 25, 2009 9. FiletweetApplication Interface:ProsVery simple to use. Login with yourTwitter account and you can send ale to all your followers or via directmessage.The upper le size limit is 100 MB,which is huge. If you need to send ale quickly, this is the easiest way togo. Cons You cant access les youve already sent. If you want to resend a le, you have to upload it again.Rating 2009 Wednesday, November 25, 2009 10. Filesocial Application Interface:ProsEasy tool that allows you to share anytype of le on Twitter. Cons Filesocial only allows you to post to Twitter. You can take that URL and share it on other sites or post in an email, but you cant do that directly from the site.Rating 2009 Wednesday, November 25, 2009 11. FileTWTApplication Interface:ProsEasy to use and share les with asimple one step process ConsYou dont get a link to your le unlessyou go to your Twitter stream and ndthe tweet.The registered version doesnt pull inall your friends and doesnt give youthe option to add friends that aremissing Rating 2009 Wednesday, November 25, 2009 12. TwitDocApplication Interface:ProsEasy to use single function site. ConsThere is no list of all the les youupload. You cant control the les oncethey are uploaded if you dont havethe URL. It doesnt handle audio les. Rating 2009 Wednesday, November 25, 2009 13. Acamin Application Interface:ProsThe ability to publish les on Twitter,Facebook and LinkedIn, as well asbeing able to convert documents to apdf le. ConsIt doesnt work. I counted at least sixerror messages before the siteattempted to send the le, then gotanother error message after posting. Rating 2009 Wednesday, November 25, 2009 14. CONCLUSION TwitFS and FileTweet did the best with TwitFS ultimately having the best features. Its simple to use, accepts the largest les and allows you to share the le across multiple networks. Best of all, it works without any problems. FileTweet is good for a quick send if you dont care about sending the le again or being able to delete it from the sites servers. FileSocial is also recommended for its ability to view the les without having to download them. 2009 Wednesday, November 25, 2009 15. LinksRead the entire review on our blog blog.theduyagency.com/ Check out Twitter Tuesday for new Twitter tips and reviews every week. The Duy Agency website www.theduyagency.com2009 Wednesday, November 25, 2009