Twitter continues to nibble away at the edges of mainstream acceptability (or is that respectability?).
Here, for the first (and definitely last) time, the PR Warrior has kindly cobbled together for you lot to plunder potentially the broadest array of stuff about Twitter ever posted in the one place.
THIS COULD WELL BE THE GREATEST TREASURE TROVE OF TWITTER TID-BITS EVER ASSEMBLED!
This is a one-time deal folks, so sit back, dim the lights and enjoy the Twitter show.
COOL TWITTER APPS, PLATFORMS + SLIGHTLY TECH STUFF
A search directory that helps Twitter users find people to follow. From accountants to yoga, Twellow categorizes and organizes Twitter into hundreds of niches to make your searching easier.
Whether or not you use Twitter, you might want to take a look at Tweet Scan, a Twitter-based search engine that allows you to search Twitter's public timeline for snippets of text.
A simple desktop application that allows you to collate your various Twitter streams for easy management.
Allows you to graph the progress of Twitter users in terms of numbers of followers. Is your following growing or laying stagnant like a New Orleans swamp?
Measure your social media profile - how well do you rank? Are you a rock star or what?
Find out which of your Twitter friends know each other. Careful what you say!!
Track the links you share on Twitter!
Get updates when someone stops following you on Twitter. Then you can ring them and find out why :)
Create a Twitter search dashboard that updates in real time. Nice.
An application that lets you both read and publish posts ("tweets") to the Twitter website. Got one on my iPhone. Very useful and easy to use.
Enables you to share photos on Twitter. A must-have.
Allows you to advertise on Twitter and track the success if branded communications with your customers.
I know, I know - it hasn't got Twit or Tweet in the title...but, it does answer the question: "Is that Twitter celebrity worth the pain?".
A cool application that allows you to analyse the influence of individual Twitterers.
Tracks and emails you when someone stops following you.
Promote your business on Twitter, free (apparently).
What's your Twitterholic ranking? Hic.
A nifty visual dashboard that adds more power to Twitter, similar to Tweet Deck.
Pimp ya Twitter page with these free themes.
Allows you to post your blog to Twitter via RSS feed.
Find Tweeps who share common interests. Worth a look.
Poll your Twitter friends!
Similar to Twtpoll - tiny polls in 140 characters or less.
Free Twitter alerts by email.
Real-time link tracking on Twitter.
A website dedicated to retweets (RTs) - a good way to see what Tweeps are sending on.
The hottest stories on Twitter! Very cool.
Get 15,000+ new Twitter followers in 30 days. (MMmmmm. Really?) If you're interested, check this.
Monitor Twitter in real time. Pretty cool.
The ultimate Twitter toolbox
A Twitter business directory - which companies and brands are on Twitter. Good resource.
VARIOUS TWITTER ARTICLES, BLOG POSTS, HINTS, TIPS, INSIGHTS + LISTS
A constantly updated collection of blog posts and suggestions to help you get the most out of Twitter.
Do you need to 'tame' Twitter? Check out these three tools.
Interested in knowing which celebrities are on Twitter? Here's a blog post that aggregates several sources. And here's another one - Top 50 Celebrities on Twitter.
Twitter case study: The Home Depot.
You're on Twitter. Now What? Excellent piece from Conversation Agent.
What's a Dry Cleaner Doing on Twitter? Find out here. Interesting.
Another case study: The Ranger Station Fire: How Ford Motor Company Used Social Media to Extinguish a PR Fire in Less Than 24 Hours.
Australia's Top 100 Influential Twitterers. Who Are they? You know you want to look!
10 Great Twitter Tools, according to PC World.
Laurel Papworth's list of Australian journalists on Twitter. She has also written a handy list of hints and tips for Twitter newbies.
60 Useful Twitter Resources - a Twitter Mini-Guide. Excellent stuff! (From WebGeek).
Britain is All A-Twitter - The Independent's take on Twitter.
Rohit Bhargava's looks at the five stages of Twitter acceptance. He also looks at nine ways to make Twitter more useful for you.
Be Careful of What you Post on Twitter - traps for young players, a tale of caution by Peter Shankman.
20 Australians You Should be Following on Twitter - compiled by popular blogger and all-around nice guy, Lucio Dias Ribeiro.
Just in case your mind goes blank: 10 Things to Tweet About.
Twitter is hot, but how will it change your business? Check out this story by Smartcompany.com.au.
Twitter creates a boom for the PR industry 'cos someone's got to interpret what's being said online about companies and brands. The Sydney Morning Herald weighs in with this story.
How NOT to build your Twitter community - find out here. Here's the bookend article: How to build your community.
Dave Fleet's top tips for Twitter beginners. A good starting point (and a follow-up to another post about getting started on Twitter).
Online shoe retailer Zappos is one company that 'gets' Twitter. Here is an interesting interview with company CEO, Tony Hsieh.
Prominent social media expert Todd Defren poses the question: "Get into Twitter or Get Outta Public Relations?"
Psssst! Wanna get the most out of Twitter? Here are 12 tips. But don't tell anyone, okay?
What is Twitter and why does it matter? Here's a presentation on Twitter by Alison Young, delivered at Pub Cam Sydney.
Do Business and Twitter belong together? Chris Brogan delivers 50 ideas here; here are a few more articles on using Twitter for business. Business Week weighs in with this article about how companies use Twitter to bolster their brands.
Social Brand Index - a good resource to find out what companies are on Twitter. What about CEOs? @Silkcharm has that covered!
Are you a web strategist? This blog post by Jeremiah Owyang tells you what you should know about Twitter.
That's enough Twitter treasure for now - PLUNDER AWAY!