Friday, 29 March 2013

5 Most Common Mistakes in Social Media

When my agency started doing social media audits three years ago, we weren’t exactly sure what to expect. What we soon discovered is that, big or small, B2B or B2C, many companies seem to be making the same mistakes, regardless of the department leading the charge.  Here is a quick overview of the five most common mistakes we’re seeing, along with notes on how to correct these self-defeating faux pas. 

1. The Wrong Metrics
The most common metric mistake is emphasizing the number of fans you have over other markers, an approach that is symptomatic of a larger problem: viewing social as another mass medium through which branded content can be pushed. The reality is that it doesn’t matter how large your social footprint is if fans aren’t talking about your content on Facebook (PTAT) and sharing your videos, tweets and or LinkedIn posts.  Enlightened brands use and monitor several more illuminating metrics, including brand sentiment, speed and quality of customer service resolution and engagement (comments, shares, CTRs, etc.). 
2. Too Many Handles and/or Channels
Once the social media bug began to spread across companies, every line extension of a line extension wanted its own Facebook page or Twitter account and/or Pinterest board.  IBM, for example, discovered through an audit that it had hundreds of branded handles on Twitter, and ultimately, they decided to reduce that list to only a few handfuls. Similarly, many brands are stretched too thin, jumping onto new platforms without the resources to keep their content fresh and their fans engaged.  It is better to just do a few channels really well than to be everywhere inconsistently.
3. All You, All the Time
In social settings, brands, like people, get really boring if they only talk about themselves. Of course, you want to sell more products, but unless you have genuine news or product offers, brands should focus on being interesting and interested.  Creating content that is interesting requires knowing your target really well—something that is increasingly easier with Facebook analytics platforms. Being interested starts by responding to comments and continues by asking questions.
4. Social is Isolated in One Department         
Since marketers want to market, customer service wants to help and HR wants to recruit, isolating social in one department often limits the multi-functional role that it can play for an organization. This need not be the case. We recently participated in a client’s brand integration workshop and concluded that social media touched the work of seven other agencies, including advertising, media buying, web development, SEO, PR and customer experience, which speaks to the necessity of sharing the social love across your company.
5. No Road Map
As the old saying goes, any road looks good if you don’t know where you’re going. And so it goes with social, which sprouted haphazardly within most companies.  Establishing a clear road map for your company is imperative, and an effective road map should assign a purpose to each channel, set up an editorial calendar, create an escalation process for customer complaints and determine staffing needs. Lastly, the road map should define the paid or earned media that will ultimately be required to achieve any kind of scale.  
Final note: If you aren't making mistakes in social, then chances are you aren't trying anything new. The trick is to turn these mistakes into learning opportunities that will ultimately put you one step ahead of your more cautious competitors. Please let me know if you have any great success stories that started from so-called mistakes--I'd love to make that the follow up story.  

Authored by:

Drew Neisser

Drew Neisser is CEO & Founder of Renegade the NYC-based social media and marketing agency that helps inspired clients cut through the nonsense to deliver genuine business growth. A frequent speaker at industry events, Drew’s been a featured expert on ABC’s Nightline and CNBC. In addition to blogging for SocialMediaToday, you can find Drew’s articles on, ...

Amazon to Acquire Book Lovers’ Network Goodreads

By Devon Glenn at Social Times:
Amazon has reached an agreement to acquire Goodreads, a community for book lovers.
Founded in 2007, the San Francisco-based company has a member base of 16 million avid readers who have collectively formed more than 30,000 book clubs.
Amazon’s selection of eBooks for Kindle, as well as its emerging publishing division, will benefit from the recommendation power of the social network, where members have written more than 23 million book reviews.
As Hugh Howey, best-selling author of WOOL, put it: “I just found out my two favorite people are getting married. The best place to discuss books is joining up with the best place to buy books – To Be Read piles everywhere must be groaning in anticipation.”

#Monetize Your Twitter Account and Get Paid to Tweet

Have a lot of twitter follower ? thinking about make money with twitter ? You have found a right place to learn how to make more money with twitter , twtmob is another solution if you want to make money with your twitter account.
Today i will review twtmob as one of not too much site that can help you make money with your twitter account.
What is twtMob?
Simple , Twtmob is a good place to “ use “ your twitter account and this is what i got from their site.
“ twtMob helps you monetize your Twitter, Facebook and social media accounts. We find advertisers and campaigns that match your preferences. You control the tweets that are sent out, as well as control the messaging. Every time you send out a campaign tweet your account gets credited cold hard cash “
How it work ?
Just like other twitter monetize sites. you will get offer from advertisers and if you have do the job then you will collect the money .

Thursday, 28 March 2013

#INFOGRAPHIC: Inside Online Video Marketing part 2

People get more engaged, spend more time on your site consuming product information & eventually conversion rate will increase. Several retailers already use online video marketing techniques to increase conversions. Take a look at some other benefits…

This Infographic is Designed by Stefan Hellings and Published byBuboBox

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Is Human Engagement Google’s New Ranking Factor for 2013?

By , at Search Engine Watch: 
A lot has changed in the search engine optimization (SEO) industry during the past year. Panda and Penguin, Google's major algorithmic updates targeting thin content and unnatural linking practices respectively, have forced us to evolve.
In this new world where human engagement is a growing factor, how can you earn links that will boost the visibility of your website on Google so you're found by your target audiences? And how can you get users to share and link to your content naturally?
As I discussed last month during my SES London presentation on this very topic, the key is to create amazing content. You must be:
  • Remarkable
  • Insightful
  • First
  • Creative
  • Useful
  • Unique
  • Agile
  • Prepared to adapt

What are Human Engagement and Activity Factors?

Forget about search engines for a minute and think about the reason why a piece of content is active (and how users engage with it).
Consider factors such as:
  • Bounce rates: If a user hits your content from Google, then bounces straight back out, that's not a good sign. Obviously, you want your content to engage and resonate with your audience.
  • Referring traffic: A good link should have the ability to send traffic from a targeted audience. If a link can drive leads, it's a good link! Any SEO value is a bonus.
  • Social signals: Are people sharing your content via social channels?
  • Authorship: Who wrote the content? Are they an authoritative writer or influencer within your niche?
These are all useful signs to assess the quality of content. And from there, you can start to make observations on whether a link can be trusted.

Page Metrics are a Great Signal of Human Engagement

Ever since Google introduced PageRank in 1998, we've all been taught to look at link metrics, whether it's PageRank itself, SEOmoz's Domain Authority, Majestic's CitationFlow, etc.
Everyone always focuses on domain metrics, which makes sense in theory. But when you think about it, it's the actual page on which your content (and link) is placed that is more important.
When you generate a link, you want it to be from popular content, which in turn generates its own links – so that it looks like this:
Page metrics are hugely important, especially when you consider that Google is clamping down onadvertorial links. The domain quality scores for these media sites are very high, but if no one is reading the content, it has no value to readers. Google is getting much better at reading these signs, because if no one reads it, Google shouldn't value it either.
You want your content to be the editorial content that makes the news. If you make it into the print publication you're doing something right. If it doesn't make the cut offline, it probably isn't going to do the job online either.

Analyze the Content Performance of Publishers With Which You Want to Place Content

In advance of publishing your content, you obviously don't know the page metrics yet, and it's likely to take another 30-60 days beyond this to really find out. This makes domain metrics easier to review.
But you can try to predict your content's performance. For example, Pak Hou Cheung recentlyanalyzed the top content on Mashable using Social Crawlytics:
Analyzing metrics for existing content helps give you an idea about how many social shares a piece of content will generate before it is published. Plus, it gauges how well a piece could do if it's a very popular post.
By analyzing data in this way, you can start to figure out the page metrics you're likely to achieve in advance. You can then look back and see how it compares (on average) relative to the rest of the site.
Google has more signals and data than ever. Online habits have evolved. Social media users will often prefer to retweet or Like content rather than linking to it. So it's now difficult for Google to fully assess the value of a piece of content based solely on these metrics.
It's always been quite easy to spot content that has an inflated number of links or social votes. The natural way content is shared means that if people like it, these signals will be mixed between both.

What Would Matt Cutts Do (WWMCD)?

I always find it useful to look at this as a Google quality rater. Let's face it – that's the opinion which really matters!
Consider the topical relevancy of post-engagement factors:
  • Author rank
  • Social signals/shares
  • Traffic of the page
  • Quality and quantity of comments
All of these are important indicators of content quality. They may not be powerful ranking factors in their own right, but if they are missing, things begin to stand out to Google. Google assumes that the content is either unnatural, or just not worth valuing.

"Fake it 'til You Make it" is No Longer a Good Strategy

We all know what happens in Google if you fake it now. Previously, those links you paid for probably had no impact in a worst-case scenario. Now, those links can get you penalized, so there's much more risk involved – which is the way Google wants it (and a strong deterrent to the use of manipulative tactics).
The biggest change over the last 12 months has been that Google has closed the gap between where they said the algorithm was, and where it actually is. We've known all along that we need to focus on producing high-quality content; Google even told us what to do. But we found gaps and shortcuts in their algorithm, which we used to take our sites and clients to the top.
The problem isn't that SEO has changed over the years; it's that we have. In many cases, SEO professionals have switched and adapted strategies to react to what works best at that time, rather than focusing on what really matters for building an online brand.
It isn't so much that SEO has evolved, but that Google has. This, in turn, means we have little choice but to do – finally – what they've been telling us to do all along.

Focus on Strategy, Not Tactics

Now that Google is incorporating many more signals and data, the safest way to have a natural footprint is to forget about the shortcuts and tactics and focus on a strategy specific to achieving your brand's goals.
Your first step should always be to consider your target audience, focusing on creating great content that people will naturally want to share and link to.
What metrics do you look for in your content-driven link building campaigns?

14 Tips on How to Become a More Efficient #SEO Professional

By , at Search Engine Watch:
If you’re at work, you know there are things that you could be doing right now to improve your website’s SEO. Chances are you probably have a social network open in another browser tab right now as you're reading this, and you've probably checked your email at some point in the last 10 minutes.
How much work have you actually done in the last hour? The last few days? This month?
Would you have expected more from that time if you had been paying someone by the hour to do your job? Just how productive are you?
In today’s tough economy, SEO professionals who constantly try to boost their productivity are going to go far. The "optimization" in SEO implies that there is always something more which can be done to improve organic search visibility, so the faster and smarter you can work, the better results get and happier your stakeholders will be.
However, most SEO professionals live on the web, where distractions are myriad and something new crops up almost every minute. How do you improve productivity in the face of so many things to do? Even more importantly, how do you stop a slow slide into idleness and unproductivity?
In the past I found myself slacking off at work and I had to confront myself with the truth that my productivity level and low attention span was something I couldn't afford to ignore.
The following ideas are all tactics I have tried and tested in the past 12 months to help me boost my output. I’m proud to say that at a recent appraisal I was commended for how I had boosted my productivity in 2012, so some of them must be decent ideas!

Stay Focused With Helpful Software and Browser Extensions

A good place to start is by installing useful software and browser extensions.

1. Stayfocusd

Browser extension Stayfocused allows you to create a blacklist of websites you know kill your productivity and sets an amount of time you can spend on them each weekday. It also includes sites you visit from your blacklist (good if you’re a reddit addict) and can suggest sites you might want to add to your blacklist based on behavior.
It's also fiendishly difficult to change Stayfocused's settings once installed, so it’s unlikely you will go back to your old ways!

2. Quick Login for Google Accounts

Do you have multiple logins for personal and professional Google Accounts? I do and the Quick Login for Google Accounts extension is an absolute godsend!
Quickly switch between up to 10 Google accounts and never forget a password again. Working in an agency, I reckon this saves me at least an hour a week.

3. WriteMonkey

WriteMonkey is a word processor with a totally stripped back user experience that can help with longer consultancy documents or blog posts. This boils the writing process down to just me and my words and I can get through the writing stage of producing a document much faster.

4. Pocket

It’s important to stay up to date when you work in search and every SEO should be spending some time each day learning or keeping up with industry news. However, all that reading can be a real killer when it comes to getting work done.
Pocket is a useful tool that allows you to easily store interesting articles, videos, or snippets of text in an accessible place for consumption at a more appropriate time (e.g., during your commute or while you’re sitting on the sofa at home).

5. Timer

Use timers to build your concentration span. Timer is a good example.
If you really struggle to concentrate on a piece of work, start off by trying to focus on it for just 10 minutes of your time then build that time up and up. If this works for you then you should investigate the Pomodoro technique further (see tip 12).

Increase Your Excel and PowerPoint Productivity

Most SEO professionals will spend time in Microsoft Office. If you can get things done faster here, then you can start to outpace your colleagues.

6. Increase Productivity in Excel

  • If you’re editing a lot of data you might need to view how changes in one area make a difference somewhere off-screen, perhaps in another worksheet tab. Moving back and forth takes time, so a great feature is a small Watch Window that can show the area of the workbook your changes are affecting. Highlight the cells you want to watch. Then click Formulas > Watch Window > Add Watch. Simply return to the area of your worksheet that you're editing and the Watch Window will hover in the corner as you work.
  • I quite often need to format several worksheet exactly the same way. Excel's grouped worksheets feature makes this easy: Ctrl-click the tabs that you want to group together, and the grouped tabs turn white. While sheets are grouped, anything you enter in one sheet also gets entered into the others.
  • Hold Alt+I+C to insert column left – this shortcut saves so much time!

7. Increase Productivity in Powerpoint

  • Using the clipboard pane saves endless cycling between slides copying and pasting various objects as it can store 24 items – useful for when you are constructing slides that "build" or you are using a range of icons to represent characters in your presentation’s story arc.
  • Highlight multiple text items and use shift+f3 to toggle between various capitalization options – loads easier than changing individual letters manually – something I see happening all the time and it drives me nuts!
  • Ctrl+D duplicates an object – stop using ctrl+c, ctrl+v.

Change Begins With You

If procrastination is a problem though, fancy shortcuts and browser extensions aren’t going to make a long-term improvement to your productivity levels. Unfortunately, you're going to have to make a real effort to change yourself and your working habits. I know, because this was where I was 12 months ago.

8. Music

Some people find that setting suitable music to match the task you are working on leads to productivity gains. Some people find it easier to work with classical or jazz music playing. This is known as the Mozart effect, although its effectiveness has been questioned.

9. Create Dead Time

Another great lifestyle tip is to get rid of variables within your life: choices which are redundant and simply create dead time. I love this approach even though it involves acknowledging when dead time occurs in your life (and for me there was a shocking amount).
Stuff like:
  • Buying every day essentials at a store is dead time (set up consistent repeat grocery deliveries using online shopping tools).
  • Time spent waiting for spreadsheet downloads is dead time (use APIs to bring the data directly into Excel).
  • Time spent topping your subway/bus card is dead time (set it up to refill automatically).
When you realize that for all of these problems there is a quicker automated solution and you make the small, one-time effort to implement it, you free up lots of time in the future. An additional benefit is that this technique focuses your creativity on the times where it could really add value.

10. Limit Your Email Time

A huge timesaver for me has been changing to a "surgery hours" model for email; this means only checking and responding to email three times each day. This allows you to dedicate larger blocks of time to concentrating on specific tasks.
Unscheduled interruptions do happen, and some initial frustration will arise with colleagues, but after explaining the system and demonstrating that it allows you to get more done, people shouldn’t mind. An added bonus is that people will come and talk to you directly when something is urgent rather than emailing; in almost all cases this leads to quicker reconciliation.

11. Benefits vs. Time: Prioritizing Tasks

In order to better plan your week more effectively, take your to-do list and plot tasks on a benefit (most impact on success to least impact) vs. time to implementation axis. This allows you to visualize which of your tasks will bring most benefit in the shortest time.
One example could be to prioritize emailing a client a mini-success story about a weekly performance improvement before completing the whole weekly report, a task which will take longer and in which your success story might be buried.

12. The Pomodoro Technique

If you suffer with low productivity or a poor ability to plan your day the Pomodoro technique can make a real difference.. Pomodoro Technique allows you to structure tasks and set aside time to complete them while allowing you the time to have regular breaks in your day.
To get you started here are the five basic steps to implementing Pomodoro technique:
  • Decide on the task to be done.
  • Set the pomodoro (timer) to 25 minutes.
  • Work on the task until the timer rings; record with an x.
  • Take a short break (3-5 minutes).
  • Every four "pomodori" take a longer break (15–30 minutes).

13. Sleep

One final tip is a little extreme and could probably only work for those of you with flexible working arrangements, but changing your sleep cycle could prove to be beneficial.
A short burst of intense work on priority topics very early in the morning followed by a short power nap before starting “normal” work can help make the working day less stressful and more productive as the most pressing issues are resolved early.

14. Want It Bad Enough

Ultimately, my top tip if you feel you are being unproductive is to take a step back and question your underlying thoughts about your job: through my own attempts to improve my output I realized I could only boost productivity (especially through ending procrastination) if I wanted “it” bad enough. I think the same is true for a great many procrastinators.
“It” could be anything, from marketing success, to great feedback from a client or boss, to a pay raise. However, if you don’t want "it" bad enough, you will continue to struggle with procrastination because there will always be a reason to put off knuckling down and getting on with work.
If this is the case, ignore online zealots who say "life is rubbish, stop whining and get on with it." Acknowledge that your unproductiveness is a big issue you should spend some time (downtime, not work time!) trying to deal with.
To reach your full potential, will you need to change your job or career? Are you genuinely doing something you want to be doing? What are the real mid- to long-term consequences going to be if you walk away from your role?
Answering these questions will help you realize what “it” is; the reward that will act as kryptonite to your procrastination.

Bottom Line

When it comes to being more productive, if you have the appetite to succeed you will, through hard work, become more productive. If you don't, you won't. It’s as simple as that.
Has anyone else worried about their productivity at work? How did you tackle that? Do you have an awesome Excel or PowerPoint tip? Tell us all in the comments!

#INFOGRAPHIC: SEO 2013 : 7 Factors to Survive

2012 was violent for SEO experts due to drastic changes in Google’s algorithms, as well as many updates to Panda, in addition to the beginning of Penguin. Though quality content and inbound links persist to take part in main functions in organic rankings, let’s take a look at the additional factors that will manage SEO in 2013.

This Infographic is Designed by CorvusSEO

#INFOGRAPHIC: Rock Social Media in 30 Minutes a Day

We’ve put together the following infographic to help you determine which tasks are most important, and how much time you should ideally be dedicating to each of your social channels.

Published by Pardot

#INFOGRAPHIC: 7 Steps to Optimised Content Marketing Strategy

Intergage had created the 7 steps to an optimised content marketing strategy make it easy for you to adapt your existing online strategy to a focused content plan.

This Infographic is Published and Designed by Intergage

Top 100 Twitter Tools

Via DailyTekk:
Some great Twitter tools that add some extra functionality


  1. 10 Random and Awesome Twitter Tools
  2. Group Tools
  3. Cut Through the Clutter
  4. Tools for Brands and Marketers
  5. Search Tools
  6. Cool Twitter Visualizations
  7. Twitter on iPhone
  8. Who to Follow
  9. Measure Your Influence
  10. Clients / Interfaces / Managers
  11. Other / Miscellaneous / Bonus


  1. Vizify TweetSheet – Your Twitter activity as an instant infographic.
  2. twitcam - Stream live video on Twitter.
  3. Buffer - Automagically shares your articles, pics and more through the day.
  4. TweetMeme - Search and retweet the hottest stories on Twitter.
  5. Twitter Status - Official updates on the status of Twitter.
  6. Twileshare - Upload and share files on Twitter.
  7. Twitvid - Easily share videos on Twitter.
  8. Twups – Twitter aggregator. Popular topics all in once place.
  9. Tweetwally – Create a tweet wall to organize and share tweets.
  10. TweetMyJobs - Great job matches via Twitter (and mobile).


  1. Splitweet - Management + brand monitoring for multiple Twitter accounts.
  2. BirdHerd - Twitter made easy for groups and teams.
  3. Nurph - Group Twitter chat, hashtag streaming and more.
  4. Chitty Chat - Tweet privately with a group.
  5. GroupTweet - Helping groups communicate privately on Twitter.
  6. TweetChat - Cool tool for chatting in real time using hashtags.
  7. Twibes - Twitter groups.


  1. Slipstream - A good way to deal with too many tweets.
  2. Shuush - Displays updates based on tweet frequency.
  3. – The mute button for Twitter.
  4. TwitBlock – Find out how many followers are spam and trash them.
  5. Tweetizen – Discover tweets that matter to you.
  6. Followize – Cut through the noise.


  1. Twylah - Create awesome, custom brand pages for your tweets.
  2. DataSift - Unlock insights from historical Twitter data.
  3. CoTweet – Interactive marketing platform.
  4. Twittad – Sponsored advertising.
  5. SocialBro – Manage and analyze your Twitter community.
  6. BrandChirp – Monitor, manage, resolve brand activity.
  7. TweetReach – How far did your tweet travel?
  8. adCause – Social marketing for a cause.
  9. Twitalyzer – Serious analytics for social relationships.
  10. Featured Users – Effective and easy way to promote your profile.
  11. Twitdemic – Discover and reward your rockstar followers.
  12. TwtQpon – Social coupon platform. Reward your customers.
  13. Twtpoll – Engage followers, ask questions, get feedback.
  14. Twilert – Twitter keyword alerts via email.
  15. The Archivist – Save and analyze tweets.
  16. Twitter Counter – Twitter stats. Track anything on Twitter.
  17. Tweriod – Tweet when your followers are on the most.
  18. – Community management that makes a difference.
  19. Hashtracking – Twitter hashtag tracking and analytics.
  20. Who Tweeted Me – Contagious content analytics.


  1. Twitter / Search – See what’s happening right now (official).
  2. PostPost – Awesome stuff gets lost on Twitter. Strip-search your timeline.
  3. Snap Bird - Search beyond Twitter’s history.
  4. – Word cloud Twitter search interface.
  5. BackTweets – Search for links on Twitter.
  6. Tweet Scan – Twitter and micro blog search.


  1. A World of Tweets - Very cool heatmap of latest worldwide tweets.
  2. Tori’s Eye - Cool origami-looking Twitter visualization.
  3. Social Collider - Reveals cross-connections between conversations.
  4. Visible Tweets - Cool animated text Twitter visualization.
  5. TweepsKey - A graph that unlocks the power of your tweeps.
  6. Revisit - Real-time visualization of latest 200 tweets around a given topic.
  7. Mentionmapp - A “mind-map” style Twitter visualization.
  8. The View from Above - Flashes of light appear based on geographic tweets.


  1. Trickle – An awesome, passive Twitter displayer.
  2. Scopy – Extracts photos from your timeline and presents them beautifully.
  3. Tweetbot – A Twitter client with personality.
  4. Osfoora for Twitter - Fast and easy access to Twitter. Gorgeous interface.
  5. TweetCaster – Twitter client with lots and lots of cool features.
  6. Birdbrain – Nice account stats feature.
  7. Funny Updates – Say something funny!
  8. UberSocial – Lightning fast functionality + customization options.
  9. Poptweets - The celebrity Twitter game.
  10. TwitBird Pro – Super fast Twitter client with unique features.
  11. Tweetr – Great for sending and scheduling tweets.


  1. WeFollow - Twitter directory and search. Find Twitter followers.
  2. Qwitter - Find Twitter quitters (unfollowers), identify spam bots.
  3. Friend or Follow – Find out who unfollowed you.
  4. Twibs – Twitter business directory.
  5. Listorious - Twitter people search and lists directory.
  6. Follow Cost – Is that Twitter celebrity worth the pain?
  7. Fllwrs – Keep track of who follows/unfollows you.


  1. Klout - “The standard for influence”
  2. PeerIndex - Own your influence.
  3. Twitter Grader - How influential are you on Twitter?
  4. TweetLevel - An influence measurement tool from Edelman.


  1. TweetDeck – Brings more flexibility and insight to power users.
  2. HootSuite - Dashboard for teams using Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn.
  3. Destroy Twitter – Powerful and lightweight. Lets you filter the noise!
  4. Hibari – A clean Mac Twitter client. Blocks annoyances and reveals gems.
  5. Twitbin – Well-designed Twitter client for Firefox with powerful features.
  6. Echofon - Full-featured, super-clean Twitter apps for Mac, Win, Mobile.
  7. ManageFlitter - Nice Twitter account management.
  8. Twidget – Twitter dashboard widget for Mac.
  9. TwitterForBusyPeople - A whole new way to interact with Twitter.
  10. Refollow – Discover, manage and protect your Twitter social circle.
  11. All My Tweets - View all your tweets on one page.


  1. Portwiture - Your Twitter status in photos.
  2. #earthtweet – What are you doing to help the planet?
  3. Twitpay - Easy, secure social commerce.
  4. Food Feed – Tell the world what you’re eating.
  5. - URL shortener with password/riddle protection.
  6. TweetBackup – Free backup for your Twitter.
  7. Twilk - Put your Twitter followers on your background.
  8. FileSocial – Share your files on Twitter.
  9. Nearby Tweets - Find and watch tweets from local users.
  10. - Distribute your blog to Twitter (and Facebook).
  11. Tweepi – Geeky, fast way to bulk manage followers.
  12. Tweetboard - True Twitter conversation (forum) for your website.
  13. TrueTwit – Validation service. Stop wasting time with spammers.
  14. What is my Twitter Account Worth?
  15. Twitterfeed - Feed your blog to Twitter.
  16. TwitLOL – Easy way to post jokes on Twitter.
  17. Twittereye – A Twitter apps directory.
  18. Loudtwitter – Find out who mentioned a specific topic.
  19. LikeMyTweets – The “Like” button for Twitter.
  20. RetweetFollow – Follow the retweeters.
  21. TweepsMap – Map your Twitter followers.
  22. DoesFollow – Find out who follows who on Twitter.
  23. Tweetburner – Tracking the links you share on Twitter.
  24. QuoteURL – Group different Twitter updates into a single, permanent page.
  25. Flickr my Background – Put your latest Flickr images on your background.