Everyone is talking about Twitter

We’ve had a Twitter account for a while now.  After initially getting excited about it we didn’t use it much (according to TweetStats) until a few months ago.  Now it seems that everyone is going mad for Twitter.

Use of Twitter is up almost 1000% and in the UK celebrities like Stephen Fry and Jonathan Ross are singing it’s praises.  Just this morning, Radio 1 DJ Chris Moyles started talking about it and almost instantly picked up almost 3000 followers (update: over 4400).  That’s apparently worth $275 according to TweetValue.com!

So, as there are many “increase your Twitter followers/value/success etc” lists out there (even websites dedicated to it) we thought we’d just post our general list of…

Things that are interesting about Twitter and little tools which make it a lot easier to use.

Snappy title, eh?

First of all, how do you access Twitter?

On a PC or Mac you have a few options.  In a web browser just visit http://twitter.com.  Once you start using Twitter a bit more you may want to use a dedicated application.  There are a couple of good ones we’ve used (both based on the Adobe Air platform, just think similar to Sun Java).  We currently use Twhirl, a nice simple to use app with a nice interface.  If you find yourself following a lot of people, try TweetDeck, the power users Twitter app!

On a mobile device try http://m.twitter.com.  If you have an iPhone pop along to the app store and pick up Tweetie.

Some fun Twitter tools

There are a few websites to enhance your Twittering.  Some of our favourites are:

Get Tweeting!

There you go, our mish mash of Twitter fun links and tips.  You can follow us on Twitter or even subscribe to our Twitter RSS feed.  Most of all have fun and enjoy the phenomenon that is Twitter!


About itsfood

An IT Manager with an interest in tech (because he's a geek who enjoys his job too much) and food & wine (because he enjoys eating and drinking when not working).
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3 Responses to Everyone is talking about Twitter

  1. Mark Mac says:

    Some good Twitter resources here. I think Twitter has a lot to offer food bloggers.

    I am also trying to evangelize Twitter and show food bloggers how they can leverage it to their advantage with a series of posts called “Twitter for Food Bloggers” on my blog. Check it out if you get a chance!

  2. Douglas says:

    Twitter is rather un-British – so narcissistic, don’t you think?

  3. itsfood says:

    Not quite sure where you’re getting that idea from…

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