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tweetchup December 22, 2016
An Update on Tweetchup

3 years ago, I gushed about this new, free tool that could be used for Twitter analytics; Tweetchup. Well I am happy to report that it is still free and still awesome. In fact, for my purposes, it has displaced Twitonomy as my go-to, free Twitter analytics tool. Here’s why: You Can Analyze Any Twitter […]

Twitter Bird on Computer November 11, 2014
How To Catch My Attention On Twitter

While Twitter is my guilty pleasure, I will freely admit that my Twitter account will not win any awards in the engagement category. There are a couple of reasons for this, but the main one being is that I enjoy being a spectator (of the 849 Twitter accounts that I follow), more so than sharing. A […]

Tweetchup January 16, 2014
Tweetchup: A Free, Easy Twitter Stats Tool

I received a message via my website today from Alex Kaul. It was a (very nice) request to review the Twitter analytic tool, Tweetchup. Sure…anything to help 🙂 ! Before I get started, let me tell you (as if you didn’t know already) that there are a lot of apps and tools out there to […]

Twitter Share Button December 28, 2013
Twitter Social Sharing Buttons Should Include Your Twitter Handle

I do a lot of sharing on Twitter; in fact, about 60% of my tweets include an outbound link. However I noticed that in many instances (too many in my opinion), when I hit the “tweet” button on an article, I have to manually add the Twitter handle of either the author or of the […]

Twitonomy September 4, 2013
A Free, One Stop Site For Twitter Analytics

As much as I enjoy peeking into batches of data and analytics about my website and social media accounts, I just cannot bring myself to pay money to do so. So I’ve resigned myself to using free versions of premium tools (which often times leaves you feeling like the kid with the broken leg at […]

social networking January 6, 2012
A Painless Way To Do A Personal Social Media Audit

Do you “collect” social media and networking accounts? You know what I mean — you’ve created an account on Twitter, Google +, etc., but you are unsure about how or why to use it. Or perhaps you do use it, but you are losing sight of its effectiveness or its overall purpose; which leads to […]

Google + December 19, 2011
3 Great Reasons To Use Google +

For whatever reason, I’ve been coming across discussions about Google + in various venues. The opinions seem pretty much split, with some calling it a failure; while others think it is uber awesome. I think that both opinions are valid; but what I think is even more amazing is the fact that the usefulness and […]

facebook or twitter December 13, 2011
Social Media Monitoring 1: Reppler and Friend or Follow

Way too often, people just stumble into social media…without understanding it, their ultimate goal, or its long-range impact. My BF is sort of a microcosm of this (to me anyway). When we first met, his interest was a little piqued by my ongoing updates and fiddling with Twitter and Google + (he already had a […]