One of the great things about Twitter is that the service can be accessed by a whole range of applications and websites which can use your account information in useful ways.
For instance you can:
- quickly see who you follow that doesn’t follow you back, http://friendorfollow.com
- you can rotate your twitter background images from your Flickr account photos http://t.wist.it/
- backup your tweets http://www.tweetbackup.com/
- link your Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn accounts plus many more to share your updates
Automation of social media accounts can be a bit of a contentious issue but the nature of Twitter does lend itself to using tools to assist. As a small business owner you just don’t have the time to be sitting in front of the computer all day or continuously diving for your phone to make tweets. Our goal is to leverage our time and I’ll cover ways to do this in other posts.
Finding the right twitter applications is very much a personal trial and error process as they lend themselves to different situations.
If you are a Twitter user and you like to experiment with new Twitter applications and website tie-in tools then you will probably have a granted access to a number during the year and not gone back to revoke their access.
The start of a new year is a great time to dive in and clean up the list of applications that have access to your Twitter account and cut it back to those that you regularly use. Be harsh – you can easily add the application again if you find you need it.
To do this login into your Twitter account and navigate to the ‘Settings’ Menu then ‘Connections’.
This will give you a list of all the applications that you have granted access too.
To remove an application simply click ‘Revoke Access’ and that’s it – you’re done.
Then its simply a matter of going and finding more shiney new applications to try out
Happy New Year!
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