Nambu – A Twitter Application
Here is quick blog post I wanted to write after reading Shaylee Gregg’s post on How You Can Learn A Lot By NOT Attending Industry Events.
I apologize in advance to those non-macbook users. I use an application called Nambu. (originally referred to me by my good friend Filip Mares to handle all my Twitter feeds. It is built solely around Twitter, no conjunction with any other social networking platforms. Currently the application is in Beta. Here is a screenshot of the Nambu interface:
Some of the benefits I found with Nambu:
- Manage multiple accounts in one space
- Updates frequently enough so your feed is fresh with new tweets from your followers
- Growl integration so you know right away when you are mentioned or when someone sends you a direct message
- Updated number of fresh tweets you haven’t read (automatically marks a tweet as read when you scroll over it)
- Double clicking a tweet shows you the tweet it was replied to
- When you reply to a tweet, it automatically appends hashtags, keeping all tweets organized (I love this feature)
- Allows you to follow your lists
- Allows you to follow saved searches
Twitter to Facebook
I made a mistake when I linked Twitter to Facebook. I send 10+ updates a day on Twitter. As a result, I spammed most of my friend’s news feeds, many got angry at me for that. I soon realize that I needed to keep Twitter and Facebook separate, but not completely separate. That is when I found the application Selective Tweets . This allows me to append a #fb hashtag and it automatically updates my Facebook status, selectively.
Use Twitter to Host Events
Twegather is a local event organizer that you can use to make quick events and organize all you attendees on the Twitter platform. It's quick, simple and easy to use. Try it out.
Screenshot of Selective Tweet and Twegather:
Chat in Real Time Using Twitter
I’ve attended many live tweet events, online and at physical venues. One I would like to mention is #blogchat, a weekly chat on blogging (different topics every week with industry experts). To get going with this all you need to do is go to www.tweetchat.com and enter the hashtag you want to follow in the hashtag field, and off you go. A live feed will come up, allowing you to see up to second updates on tweets with that hahstag. And don’t worry, you won’t need to append the hashtag to every tweet, it's all done automatically!
I had the opportunity to live tweet at the G20 Young Entrepreneur Summit. Read my blog post on that experience: G20 Young Entrepreneur Summit.
Find Archives of Older Tweets
At WTHashtag.com you can find archives of tweets for specific registered hashtags. This is especially useful when you missed out on a live tweet event or wish to go back to find information you forgot to make note of. This application also allows you to measure and track, for example, top contributers to that particular hashtag.
Questions for you:
I'd like to hear from you. How do you use Twitter? Do you use it for personal or business? What methods am I missing out? Some questions to get you going on your comments…
- How do you use your Twitter Lists? Do you use them as a filter to follow particular people you are following? (when you have a large list of followers)
- What Twitter application do you use? And how do you use it in your everyday activity?
Leave me a comment and let me know what you think! And if you have any other tips or strategies to add, please do!
Oh, and re-tweets and FB mentions are always appreciated!