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Tweeting from the Web? Nine Alternative Web Clients a good read by Tech Crunch Blog

I was just reading a blog called Tech Crunch Blog and a blog entry on “Tweeting from the Web? Nine Alternative Web Clients”. It has a pretty good chart that lays out the alternative web clients for Twitter and does a good review of: TweetTabs, TwitHive, Monitter, Splitweet, Web Seesmic, PeopleBrowsr, Tweettree, Tweenky etc. It has a nice chart for comparison and a review and screen shot of each which make the information very valuable when evaluating options.

I was additionally interested in the feedback from others that added additional options for web client for twitter of that I had not yet heard.  What I do agree with is the poor user experience right from Twitter. Without the apps that others created, Twitter would not be the phenom it has become.

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Advanced online business networking, look beyond Linkedin and Plaxo.

Business networking is big business and the list is much longer the main two Linkedin and Plaxo. Facebook, Myspace and Twitter are moving into business networking, but I still consider it more social marketing than networking.  There are also sites like Ning to form your own interest groups, or Secondlife where you can live a virtual second life, with friends, a house, a job ect.

Here is a list to check out of advanced networking on-line options.

  • www.Linkedin.com  This is a must do for business linking these days.
  • www.plaxo.com  This is a nice to have to be sure 100% is covered, you usually choose one or the other, I do both.
  • www.ecademy.com  Business networking with more of an international flair.
  • www.secondlife.com  Start your own virtual business on line and meet people that way.

Here are a list of others that have been recommended to me.

Own your “trade” names on the social web, more important than your dot com.

If you are still worrying about if you can get a dot  com, net or mobi name for your brand, you are so far behind.

The gold rush has already happened and I bet many of you don’t even know it. Own your Name!

When it comes to names, the first, not the early bird gets the name. So be sure to secure all names for facebook, twitter, myspace ect. This is also important for blogs and video. Remember there are no extension like there are in the URL world.

Squatters case happens every day, only when it is a rip off or in some cases a celebrity will they take down the old site and give it to you. In most cases they may take the site down, but not allow anyone to have it.  Thus you see a lot of celebs late to the party with  ” the real” XXX.

The retail store Best Buy is a good example that their twitter name is used by others for nothing page with no followers, what a waste, it has nothing to do with Best Buy, but they can’t get the site back, since they did not get to the name first.

 

So own your brand and company names on blogs, twitters, facebook fans pages or what ever will be emerging shortly that will be the next big thing in social media.