When it comes to social media services, Twitter is now up there in popularity with Facebook, blogs, Digg and YouTube. A microblogging service that wants you to provide the answer to “What are you doing?” in 140 characters or less is used to post links to pages and Web content they like, to randomly update friends’ on what’s new, and also to market their own products and services via online tweets.
When you create your Twitter account, the site offers a basic update form box where you can send out your tweets. Outside of using Twitter’s own Web interface, there are a number of applications, clients, tools add-ons and helpers you can download to make tweeting a better, faster process. To help you sort out the best options for tweaking your Tweeter tactics, we take a look at several cool and useful Twitter tools including URL shrinks, Twitter clients and Twitter Web widgets to get you started.
Tools to Tweak Your Tweets
By Vangie Beal, Last updated April 17, 2009