Welcome, dear new follower!

Last updated on July 28, 2009, 7:00 PM

I recorded this 1-minute introduction video for all my fellow tweet-geeks: micro blogging is great, and it's even more fun if you can put a face to the name. So this is how datadirt (that would be me) rolls:

I use a couple of mash-ups that put the ease back in twittering – the core system lacks a couple of functions which are essential for professional web marketers. These are my favorite services:

  • tweetlater.com: Out of town? No net access? Tweetlater lets you schedule your tweets, auto-follow all your new followers and it even enables you to send out a customized direct welcome-messages to them. The Swiss army knife among twitter mash-ups!
  • : Nice service for keeping an overview about what's happening in your followership.
  • Desktop clients: digsby is a multi-protocol chat/social media/e-mail client with twitter integration. Personally, I prefer twhirl: this software is based on Adobe Air and lets you organize your twitter, friendfeed and identi.ca accounts. If you've got enough desktop space, you might want to take a look at TweetDeck: this application not only lets you manage multiple twitter accounts but it also breaks them down into topically organized bits and pieces. On my windows mobile phone I use Tiny Twitter, the best iPhone client is probably Twitterific which costs 15 bucks.
  • Those are just my favorite picks, of course there are tons of other mash-ups: lots of them are listed in this mash-up overview

Do you know any other essential add-ons? Don't hesitate to leave me a comment – or send a direct message to Tags: , , , , , , ,

44 replies
  1. @MINDtalkCoach
    @MINDtalkCoach says:

    Hey Datadirt.

    Thanks for the follow on Twitter.

    It’s a good idea with the 1-minute intro. I might even do one myself.

    I travel a bit with my profession and your tip about tweetlater.com is a good one. Keep up the good work

    Jason Liem

    • ritchie
      ritchie says:

      Thanks a lot, appreciate your feedback! And you’re right: Tweetlater (now called SocialOomph) is indeed very helpful when travelling; it’s even possible to schedule ping.fm updates and thus for example your Facebook status.

    • ritchie
      ritchie says:

      What I need to do and what I want to do are two totally separate things :-)

      Plus: it would be of great help if you had left your twitter user… and a reason why I should follow you :mrgreen:

  2. Mohinder Singh
    Mohinder Singh says:

    Hi good explanation for web promoters. But the site gotta bit heavier took long time to load up? Wish you could make it load double faster as to be able to refer to others to enjoy it too, the tweet way:)

    • ritchie
      ritchie says:

      Hi Mohinder, do you mean the site as in datadirt or the video on Vimeo? They did some updates recently…

      I’m constantly trying to make my site load faster; “JS to footer” worked quite nice, had to deactivate it though because it killed the lightbox effect and a couple of other scripts.


    End up at ur page. Just great! Indeed very useful. I am very new on twitter and would love to know how can I ativate the “autofollow”
    Can u help me with that?
    Thanks, from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil!

    • ritchie
      ritchie says:

      Hi, thx for pointing that out! Will be fixed asap, there’s some redirection problem – just saw that the link points to the main feed. Will get to it this weekend!

  4. Jeff
    Jeff says:

    The Twitterific app for the iPhone is free. Twitterific Premium for the iPhone is $4.99

    The $15 price you mentioned is the OS X version for the desktop.

  5. omdesign
    omdesign says:

    seesmic.com is another very interesting video based social network and they built a really cool Twitter app. Have a look.


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