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Twitter Fans – an awesome WordPress plugin for every blogger who’s a twitter fan

TwitterFans is an excellent WordPress plugin that mimics the Facebook Fans widget available for blogs.

All you need to do is install the twitter fans plugin and it would be made available as a widget in your admin area. Then, just drag and drop it to the sidebar and voila! you have the twitter fan box ready!

The twitter fans widget allows customization up to a certain extent such as specifying the number of twitter fans to show, the color of the twitter fans widget etc. But, to make the widget work, all you need to fill is the twitter username, nothing else!

Quickie

  • WordPress Plugin that mimics the functionality of Facebook fan widget for Twitter
  • Twitter fans WordPress Plugin
  • Just install the Plugin, drag and drop to your sidebar and you’re done

Twitter Fans Says

Twitter Fans lets you display your twitter followers in the sidebar as a widget just like Facebook’s fan widget in appearance. That’s what’s why we call it “Twitter Fans Widget”.

There are other plugins that let you display your twitter followers but they ask for your twitter password. While this plugin will just take username. Also it lets you change border, background, and color of the widget.

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HootSuite – a one stop destination for all your Twitter needs

HootSuite was previously covered on Twi5 back when it was called BrightKit. Well, times have changed, the site has been renamed and it’s better and bigger now. So I thought I would profile it all over again!

HootSuite is arguably one of the most widely used twitter web apps around. They recently launched an iPhone app about which you can read here. If you see a trending topic and fail to understand what it’s all about, HootSuite will explain it to you!

Multiple Twitter Account

HootSuite allows you to add multiple twitter accounts. You will get a tabbed view allowing you to easily switch between multiple accounts.

Support for Facebook, Pingfm and WordPress Blogs

Add your Facebook account and start posting from HootSuite. WordPress.com users (they intend to add self hosted WordPress support soon) can add their wordpress blogs and publish posts to multiple wordpress blogs from within HootSuite. Pingfm has been integrated as well.

Stats

Share links using the HootSuite shortener ow.ly and you can view stats  about these links. The stats can help you gain insight on the clicks and visitor pattern for the links that you share on Twitter.

Keyword Tracking, Search, Twitter Lists

You can have separate columns inside HootSuite for tracking keywords, twitter search results and view tweets from particular twitter lists.

Best Tweet Scheduler

There are quite a few sites that allow scheduling tweets but I like HootSuite’s tweet scheduler the most. It’s convenient and easy to use. You can always come back and edit the scheduled tweets.

HootSuite Bookmarklet (this is AWESOME)

The HootSuite bookmarklet is something that I just can’t tweet without. It has a sexy interface, loads fast and lets me share websites with my twitter friends at the click of a button. If I want some tweets to be posted at a later date, I can simply schedule the tweets right within the bookmarklet.

Apps

HootSuite has quite a few apps that compliment the web app. There’s a HootSuite desktop app for Mac and PC users. Firefox and Chrome extensions are available as well. For Greasemonkey lovers, there are a few Greasemonkey scripts available.

Quickie

  • Web app for Twitter
  • Update, @reply, List support, Search, Keyword tracking
  • View shortened URL stats
  • iPhone app for Twitter
  • Multiple Twitter account support, support for Facebook, WordPress and Pingfm
  • HootSuite bookmarklet lets you share and schedule tweets
  • Excellent web interface which you are bound to fall in love with

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HootSuite Says

HootSuite is The professional Twitter client! If you manage multiple Twtitter accounts or share your Twittering duties with friends or co-workers, HootSuite’s for you. If you’re interested in tracking how many people click the links you tweet out, HootSuite can help you. If you want to pre-schedule your messages or feed your blog to Twitter, we’ve got you covered.

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  • HootSuite – The professional Twitter client

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  • @hootsuite – The professional Twitter client. Monitor keywords, manage multiple Twitter profiles, schedule tweets, and measure your success. For support @hootsuite_help