A Twitter Mini-Guide: 60+ Useful Twitter Resources

by Scott Allen - January 30, 2009 
Filed Under Social Media Marketing, Social Networking, Twitter

New to Twitter? Looking for some ways to get more out of your Twitter experience? For a while now, I’ve been putting together a list of helpful tools and resources for Twitter. I don’t claim to be an expert on Twitter, but I know a thing or two, and I found each of these pretty useful and/or interesting. Hopefully you’ll find something useful on this list.

Before we get started with all the resources, I thought I’d include some of the basics on Twitter for anyone who’s new to it.

Twitter Basics

Recommended Twitter Applications

Twitter Tools

Articles on Twitter

Other Resources

There are tons of new resources being developed all the time, and you’re sure to find them by simply using Twitter and keeping your ear to the ground.

See something that’s not on the list that you think should be? Post it in a comment.


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117 Responses to “A Twitter Mini-Guide: 60+ Useful Twitter Resources”

  1. JJ Kennedy on January 30th, 2009 10:39 am

    Nice post! Good info for a twitter noob like me. Much appreciated.

  2. HelloDirect (HelloDirect) on January 30th, 2009 3:30 pm

    RT @TheWebGeek: A Twitter Mini-Guide: 60+ Useful Twitter Resources: New to Twitter? Looking for some ways … http://tinyurl.com/c7svsq

  3. mssinglemama (mssinglemama) on January 30th, 2009 5:45 pm

    @TheWebGeek Awesome Twitter Mini-Guide with 60+ resources: http://is.gd/hPeW – great for newbies and oldies.

  4. TheWebGeek (Scott Allen) on January 30th, 2009 3:22 pm

    A Twitter Mini-Guide: 60+ Useful Twitter Resources: New to Twitter? Looking for some ways to get more out of you.. http://tinyurl.com/c7svsq

  5. TheWebGeek (Scott Allen) on January 30th, 2009 5:35 pm

    If anyone’s interested, I posted a Twitter Mini-Guide with 60+ resources: http://is.gd/hPeW – if u feel like a Sphinn: http://is.gd/hPge

  6. Fahlgren (Fahlgren) on January 30th, 2009 5:56 pm

    @thewebgeek Twitter Resources for newbies and oldies. This list is one of the best we’ve seen: http://tinyurl.com/c7svsq

  7. Tamal Anwar on January 31st, 2009 1:59 am

    Hey Scott, that’s a cool post with twitter resources. I’ve just finished my twitter guide for beginners, a six part series.

    Here’s one of the last piece: http://blogkori.com/a-step-by-step-guide-for-new-twitter-users-last-part

    Will you please check the series and if it fits your standard, will you please add them on this post?

    Thanks and I’ll keep updated with you on twitter, @tamalanwar

  8. briancray (Brian Cray) on January 31st, 2009 10:06 pm

    A Twitter Mini-Guide: 60+ Useful Twitter Resources http://tinyurl.com/c7svsq

  9. cameronolivier (Cam Olivier) on January 31st, 2009 10:15 pm

    A Twitter Mini-Guide: 60+ Useful Twitter Resources http://tinyurl.com/c7svsq (via @briancray)

  10. Dennis on February 1st, 2009 6:10 am

    Great article, thanks!

  11. marcoscampelo (marcoscampelo) on February 1st, 2009 11:55 am

    A Twitter Mini-Guide: 60+ Useful Twitter Resources | WebGeek – http://bit.ly/aOxi

  12. JonathanPassley (Jonathan Passley) on February 1st, 2009 1:57 pm

    Twitter tools. I found this to be veeerry useful http://tinyurl.com/c7svsq

  13. Aditya Kothadiya on February 1st, 2009 2:15 pm

    Nice post. I just launched a Twitter application http://tweeght.com. Tweeght is not only a tweet, but also a thought.

    So you can share your thoughtful tweets on Twitter by adding #tweeght keyword, and people can vote, retweet, reply to them in a Digg style on Tweeght.com.

    Let me know if you find it useful. It’s just 4-5 days old application, so your suggestions and feedback will be very valuable.

    Thanks,
    Aditya

  14. gemini002 (Wim Lagendijk) on February 1st, 2009 3:51 pm

    @sversteg heb je hier wat aan? http://tinyurl.com/c7svsq

  15. idixon (Dixon Hamby) on February 1st, 2009 4:34 pm
  16. lsptwits (lsp) on February 1st, 2009 6:33 pm

    This twitter resource list is especially helpful http://tinyurl.com/c7svsq

  17. ann_steckel (ann_steckel) on February 1st, 2009 7:24 pm
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  19. EdPimentl on February 1st, 2009 4:51 pm

    Kudos, great links.
    Suggest to include http://AskTwitR.com a RealTime semantic Twitter search for Pics/Video/Tags/Topics and then displays on a Google-Map.

    And http://TwitR.Me a cross SocialNetwork Messaging bus.

  20. Marbr (Mar ) on February 1st, 2009 4:59 pm

    I know you probably already saw hundreds of tips about Twitter, but i found this really cool, by @thewebgeek – http://tinyurl.com/c7svsq

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  23. applicants (Applicant) on February 1st, 2009 8:30 pm

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  24. MarkFairbanks (Mark Fairbanks) on February 1st, 2009 8:38 pm

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  25. Blogotise (Stanzer V) on February 1st, 2009 9:29 pm

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  26. ivana_jurcic (Ivana Jurcic) on February 1st, 2009 9:49 pm

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  27. morecambe (Aleksandar Dimic) on February 1st, 2009 9:55 pm

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  28. philwade (Phil Wade) on February 1st, 2009 10:17 pm

    RT @applicants: A Twitter Mini Guide : 60+ Useful Twitter Resources http://bit.ly/aOxi

  29. derrekcooper (Derrek Cooper) on February 1st, 2009 10:19 pm
  30. moffittk (Kenn B. Moffitt) on February 1st, 2009 11:32 pm

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  31. mtaarao (Maria Teresa Aarao) on February 2nd, 2009 12:01 am

    guia de recursos twitter, merci @jeanlucr, http://tinyurl.com/c7svsq

  32. yvonnecburdette (yvonnecburdette) on February 2nd, 2009 1:56 am
  33. dickeyms (Mike Dickey) on February 2nd, 2009 1:58 am

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  34. messaginglab (Karl Schmieder) on February 2nd, 2009 2:48 am

    Nice overview of Twitter related tools: http://bit.ly/aOxi

  35. Gilfeather (Gilfeather) on February 2nd, 2009 2:56 am

    Helpful list of Twitter related applications: http://tinyurl.com/c7svsq

  36. IslandTrust (Gary Petrison) on February 2nd, 2009 5:40 am

    60+ Useful Twitter Resources http://bit.ly/aOxi

  37. zweinullweb (zweinullweb) on February 2nd, 2009 5:53 am

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  38. teelook (teelook) on February 2nd, 2009 5:57 am

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  39. sheebster (Greg) on February 2nd, 2009 6:24 am

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  40. Boppnjack (alex Bopp) on February 2nd, 2009 7:05 am

    RT @sheebster: All in one twitter source. http://tinyurl.com/c7svsq is cool gotta check itout

  41. shanenassiri (Shane Nassiri) on February 2nd, 2009 7:07 am

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  42. macpavi (macpavi) on February 2nd, 2009 7:28 am

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  43. mona_gem (mona_gem) on February 2nd, 2009 7:53 am
  44. clhmedia (CLHMedia.com) on February 2nd, 2009 8:46 am

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  45. ethel_baraona (dpr aka caja negra) on February 2nd, 2009 9:12 am

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  46. songrit (Songrit Leemakdej) on February 2nd, 2009 9:13 am
  47. pacogonzalez (pacogonzalez) on February 2nd, 2009 9:18 am

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  48. ashwinwrites (ashwinwrites) on February 2nd, 2009 9:30 am

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  49. ChrisClayton (Christopher Clayton) on February 2nd, 2009 10:04 am

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  50. designmeme (Stuart Robertson) on February 2nd, 2009 10:26 am

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  51. deakaz (Craig D) on February 2nd, 2009 10:27 am

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  52. buil (buil) on February 2nd, 2009 10:36 am

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  53. TiagoDevezas (Tiago Devezas) on February 2nd, 2009 11:06 am

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  54. Pmol on February 2nd, 2009 9:19 am

    Nice one thanks for the info.

  55. nayyanoo (nayyanoo) on February 2nd, 2009 10:02 am

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  56. cameronolivier (Cam Olivier) on February 2nd, 2009 10:29 am

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  57. SBlanquera (Sandy Blanquera) on February 2nd, 2009 1:54 pm

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  58. rich8n (rich8n) on February 2nd, 2009 2:00 pm

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  59. fbatista72 (fbatista72) on February 2nd, 2009 2:11 pm

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  60. allenmireles (allenmireles) on February 2nd, 2009 2:27 pm

    RT @designmeme: A Twitter Mini-Guide: 60+ Useful Twitter Resources http://tinyurl.com/c7svsq

  61. marcbever1 (Marc Bever) on February 2nd, 2009 2:30 pm

    Twitter Mini-Guide: http://bit.ly/aOxi

  62. kaschmie (Kendall) on February 2nd, 2009 2:31 pm

    This seems like a pretty good resource and overview of Twitter. thought i’d share: http://tinyurl.com/c7svsq

  63. amrithallan (Amrit Hallan) on February 2nd, 2009 2:42 pm

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  64. RobertPfeifer (Robert Pfeifer) on February 2nd, 2009 2:54 pm

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  65. briancray (Brian Cray) on February 2nd, 2009 3:09 pm

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  66. augustoborges (augustoborges) on February 2nd, 2009 3:10 pm
  67. alanpruitt (Alan Pruitt) on February 2nd, 2009 3:15 pm

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  68. miguelbissone (Miguel Bissone) on February 2nd, 2009 3:36 pm

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  69. mandildavis (Mandi Davis) on February 2nd, 2009 4:47 pm

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  70. webcognita (Alan Pruitt) on February 2nd, 2009 3:15 pm

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  71. tweetsnet (TweetsNet) on February 2nd, 2009 7:09 pm

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  72. davidvanvickle (David Van Vickle) on February 2nd, 2009 4:29 pm

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  73. cameronolivier (Cam Olivier) on February 2nd, 2009 4:31 pm

    RT @davidvanvickle: 60 twitter tools – http://bit.ly/aOxi

  74. saurabhshah (Saurabh Shah) on February 2nd, 2009 4:34 pm

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  75. depoisfalamos (Depois Falamos) on February 2nd, 2009 4:40 pm

    RT @davidvanvickle: 60 twitter tools – http://bit.ly/aOxi >> Porra… há montes de ferramentas interessantes à volta do Twitter!

  76. ethel_baraona (dpr aka caja negra) on February 2nd, 2009 7:41 pm

    @kazys maybe you find something here http://tinyurl.com/c7svsq for feeds

  77. alndix (alan taylor) on February 2nd, 2009 4:49 pm

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  78. moritzz (Moritz Zimmer) on February 2nd, 2009 5:29 pm

    RT@davidvanvickle “60 twitter tools – http://bit.ly/aOxi” Nice.

  79. chuckzwood (chuckzwood) on February 2nd, 2009 6:10 pm

    RT @davidvanvickle: 60 twitter tools – http://bit.ly/aOxi

  80. blastusability (BAM Usability Team) on February 2nd, 2009 9:28 pm

    If you’re a hardcore Twitterer, here’s a nice collection of useful Twitter update and organization items: http://is.gd/hPeW

  81. lorraine_p (Lorraine Paterson) on February 2nd, 2009 9:32 pm

    RT @blastusability: New to twitter or just a hardcore twitterer, here is a useful and interesting article: http://is.gd/hPeW

  82. goaliemom31 (Beej Doran) on February 3rd, 2009 3:04 am
  83. bellabuttercup (Robyn Popham) on February 3rd, 2009 3:20 am

    Being a newbie to twitter I found this useful: http://tinyurl.com/c7svsq

  84. iqmore (iqmore) on February 3rd, 2009 10:47 am

    Reading: “A Twitter Mini-Guide: 60+ Useful Twitter Resources | WebGeek” ( http://tinyurl.com/c7svsq )

  85. taximike (taximike) on February 3rd, 2009 4:46 pm

    rt @webcognita: A Twitter Mini-Guide: 60+ Useful Twitter Resources: http://tinyurl.com/c7svsq #yuma #pilife

  86. BillReichart (Bill Reichart) on February 3rd, 2009 5:33 pm

    Great resource: “A Twitter Mini-Guide: 60+ Useful Twitter Resources” – please retweet! ( http://tinyurl.com/c7svsq )

  87. visionsxpressed (Tammy Arceneaux) on February 3rd, 2009 5:44 pm

    RT @BillReichart Great resource: “A Twitter Mini-Guide: 60+ Useful Twitter Resources” – please retweet! ( http://tinyurl.com/c7svsq )

  88. ReTweetTrends (ReTweetTrends) on February 3rd, 2009 6:05 pm

    http://is.gd/ifsF Great resource: “A Twitter Mini-Guide: 60 Useful Twitter Resources ” – please retweet ! ( http://tinyurl.com/c7svsq )

  89. mitchm (Mitch Moyer) on February 3rd, 2009 6:50 pm

    RT @BillReichart: Great resource: “A Twitter Mini-Guide: 60+ Useful Twitter Resources” – please retweet! ( http://tinyurl.com/c7svsq )

  90. rachelphillips (Rachel Phillips) on February 3rd, 2009 8:42 pm

    Based off last tweet realized ya’ll might want URL for @thewebgeek ‘s awesome Twitter guide http://bit.ly/aOxi

  91. djweso (Wesley Oman) on February 4th, 2009 1:42 pm

    Checking out http://crowdstatus.com – found via this list http://tinyurl.com/c7svsq – Found it via @feliciaday ‘s Del.icio.us

  92. isabellesouza (isabellesouza) on February 4th, 2009 4:47 pm

    60 Ferramentas para os twitteiros de plantão: http://tinyurl.com/c7svsq

  93. soultravelers3 (soultravelers3) on February 4th, 2009 9:17 pm

    60 useful twitter resources! http://tinyurl.com/c7svsq

  94. travelwows (Gail Greenberg) on February 4th, 2009 10:23 pm

    Best list of Twitter resources EVER! http://is.gd/hPeW

  95. GailGreenberg (GailGreenberg) on February 5th, 2009 7:33 pm

    Best list of Twitter resources ever. Consider this your personal cheetsheat. http://is.gd/hPeW

  96. nikhilnulkar (nikhilnulkar) on February 8th, 2009 6:59 pm

    @archanachavali also this.. though 4 starters dis might be an exhaustive list of resource on Twitter but surely is useful http://bit.ly/aOxi

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  98. web3ff (web3ff) on February 8th, 2009 10:02 pm

    A Twitter Mini-Guide: 60+ Useful Twitter Resources | WebGeek (via Google Reader) http://is.gd/hPeW

  99. krisnatagoras (krisnatagoras) on February 9th, 2009 10:31 pm

    A Twitter Mini-Guide http://tinyurl.com/c7svsq

  100. web3gr (web3gr) on February 10th, 2009 1:31 pm

    A Twitter Mini-Guide: 60+ Useful Twitter Resources | WebGeek http://is.gd/hPeW

  101. michtarm (Mike Armstrong) on February 10th, 2009 7:18 pm

    @rhondad Rhonda, here are some posts that might be helpful to you: http://is.gd/j4wC, http://is.gd/iL1i, http://is.gd/hPeW

  102. ctrld (Ctrl-D) on February 11th, 2009 7:37 am
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  104. daisymaedesigns (daisymaedesigns) on February 14th, 2009 3:01 am

    RT: If you’re a hardcore Twitterer, here’s a nice collection of useful Twitter update and organization items: http://is.gd/hPeW

  105. cartermason (cartermason) on February 16th, 2009 10:10 pm

    @joshbickford You should check out @TheWebGeek ‘s Twitter Mini-Guide: http://is.gd/hPeW Not exactly what you’re looking for, but good stuff

  106. Andrew Beeston on February 17th, 2009 4:54 pm

    Hey another resource you should check out – http://www.hashdictionary.com/ is a dictionary for Hashtags – an easy way to work out what they mean. It’s a community driven wiki.

  107. parkhere (LIbby DeLana) on February 17th, 2009 7:51 pm

    Really helpful // Twitter basics // http://tinyurl.com/c7svsq

  108. klcheshire (Ken Cheshire) on February 19th, 2009 3:30 am

    @RobinGough A Twitter Mini-Guide: 60+ Useful Twitter Resources http://is.gd/hPeW

  109. filos (Luca Filigheddu) on February 19th, 2009 10:32 pm

    A Twitter Mini-Guide: 60+ Useful Twitter Resources http://tinyurl.com/c7svsq #feedly

  110. imaginelife (imaginelife) on February 20th, 2009 2:36 pm
  111. GilesBatchelor (Giles Batchelor) on February 23rd, 2009 4:31 pm

    seeking info to improve my twiter experience http://tinyurl.com/c7svsq

  112. rydlarmedia (rydlarmedia) on February 23rd, 2009 5:11 pm

    Some great info about Twitter here: http://tinyurl.com/c7svsq

  113. Anuj Seth - Twitdom on March 11th, 2009 5:53 am

    You missed out Twitdom.com from the list :(

    We have over 535+ Twitter Applications & Books listed currently.

  114. gautch on March 27th, 2009 11:18 am

    You should also look at Lounge for Mac OSX 10.5
    http://loungeapp.com/mac/

  115. DB on May 12th, 2009 4:04 pm

    I’d recommend adding Twuffer to this list. It has the ability to queue and post date your tweets – an essential tool.

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