Graphs that will help you visualize Twitter usage
When it comes to Twitter, finding out what’s happening around your tweets and your interests is sometimes tough to do. Twitter has become less about social networking and more about social publishing and content consumption. I like to consume news and see what’s happening around me through Twitter, so as a whole it’s a great tool but needs some tweaking to hone in on your interests.
There is a new service that just recently launched called Bottlenose which I came across from a post on Tech Ature. Bottlenose is a Twitter (and Facebook) aggregator and pulls your social streams together and parses out your interests and gives you different views and ways to consume content in one unified stream.
I have been trying it out and so far it’s been useful. There is a function called Sonar, which gives you a graph of popular topics on Twitter for the day through your stream, which you can apply different views to like hashtags or people. You can drill down further into topics that you are interested in by clicking on them and seeing the corresponding tweets to the right. Using Bottlenose can really improve your Twitter consumption experience.
Also, for a more fun thing to do and share with others which I came across from Labnol is an infographic generator for Twitter called Tweetsheet. The generator will pull in your Twitter stats and generate Twitter activity based on your account. It’s a neat way to create an infographic from your Twitter and also help gain some insight into how your tweets are read and the activity around it. As you can see below in mine it shows Retweets, Geographic Impact, Followers and Topics.