Twitter tools

As in tools for using Twitter, not tools on Twitter (though there are plenty of those!). I may review a few this week. The first one’s easy, useful, and unlike some of the other ones, actually works.

The site is Backtweets. Search for a URL and Backtweets shows you who has linked to it on Twitter, including links that use URL shorterners. It’s a great tool for tracking commentary about your blog.

I’m currently testing out a few Twitter apps that are a lot more complicated and running into some problems. If I get them working I may post about them tomorrow.


  1. Barzelay says:

    “unlike some of the other ones, actually works.”

    Not so fast, Jacob. I just tried it and service is down. “We’ll be back in a minute!”

  2. Jacob Grier says:

    I’m going to assume that’s because my blog is so popular it just couldn’t handle the influx of new users.

  3. jane says: is a good way to paste a large block of text into a tweet. no password, no sign up

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