Well, it has been more than a year that I compiled a post “Every Twitter Term and Tool I Can Find”. It was my hottest blog post by far with over 140 inbound links and recurring traffic – it really surprised me (I’m not a popular blogger like Scoble). Soon after, I realized that Twitter apps were being developed at a very fast capacity and too fast for myself. I tried to keep up with listing the newest Twitter apps on my post, but I gave up and came to a conclusion that it would be a full-time gig – I needed to focus on my day job.
Someone Envisioned the Opportunity with Listing Twitter Tools and it Wasn’t Me
A newly launched website called oneforty, lists all the latest and greatest twitter apps by category and popularity. So, I guess I was on to something a year ago? hmmn. But Laura Fitton (@pistachio) took it further and executed a great website with search and a social element of rating and commenting all the different apps. I think it is a really great site and a good way for her to monetize her Twitter book and possibly get affiliate payouts for paid apps!
Here are the Ten Newest Twitter Apps Listed on Oneforty’s Website:
New Doesn’t Mean Great
Just because those above are the “newest” doesn’t mean they are the best or even decent apps. They are just newly listed. And there are a lot of crappy apps still being built today – more so than great apps too. Also, be very careful with new apps that ask for your username and password, some try to steal your Twitter account access. My Twitter account has been hijacked last month and I have learned a lesson not to pass on my login info to any API. I am unsure if oneforty uses an approval process on all apps (if they are trusted and credible)…something to maybe ask oneforty maybe. So be careful when trying out new ones!
One Out of Ten New Twitter Apps are Really Worthy. Listorious is the One.
Out of the ten newest apps for Twitter listed on oneforty this weekend, only one is worthy from my perspective to use as a business (Listorious) and two are “nice to haves” (TweetRadio and Bettween). I was skeptic and never tried all ten though, because some were asking for username and password (they have not gained my trust just yet). But, I did register and use my username and password on Listorious, only because I know it is already trusted by many tweets since the official mass launch of lists this weekend.
Screenshot of Listorious:
- Listorious – I give it a 4.5 out of 5 (great tool). Go directly to the site here: http://listorious.com. You can use this website to find aggregated tweet lists for any topic or category and then simply follow the list v.s. finding and following individual tweople. Since the official launch of twitter lists this weekend, I can see how powerful this collaboration tool can help any business person (it’s much better than Twellow with the onset on lists enabled in Twitter). The lists are user-generated (if you are the originator, you are called the “curator”) and can really fast track you on Twitter if you want to listen or reach out to people in different segments.
- Here’s what you can do today to benefit from Listorious:
- Increase exposure and followers. After you have created your own lists under your Twitter account, you can publicize your list(s) to others that may not be in your network by going to Listorious and selecting the “add list” on upper right corner. Then other Tweople can find your lists and follow them. Just make sure that you list yourself under your own lists, if relevant. Also make sure your lists are quality lists with a fair amount of tweople, and a unique category/topic that people want aggregated, which will save them time (vs. doing themselves).
- Get yourself listed on other curated lists. Go to Listorious and find categories that you want to be listed on. Keep in mind that they need to be relevant to your topic/passion. Then follow the curator and list them in one of your own lists if it makes sense. I found that if I listed someone in a list of mine and then follow them back, they may pay it forward, by following me back and list me in a relevant list if the curate lists that are relevant to me. In the end, you will be listed more on other tweoples lists and more tweople will be following you – giving you more exposure and people to interact with!
Here are some lists that I am curating, you can follow them if interested in the topics:
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