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Mixx it up with TweetMixx

November 17, 2009

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I have found a fun Twitter tool with the help of PC Magazine.  I was at the library a couple of days ago with my kids and decided to look at a magazine while they were playing and picking out books.  In the few pages I had time to read, I was able to find a couple of nice resources in there.  The one that stood out the most was TweetMixx.com.

What do you see a lot of when you are on twitter?  LINKS!  Admittedly there are a LOT of posts on Twitter that include links.  You never know what’s going to be on that link until you click on it since people have a limited space to introduce the link.  TweetMixx.com shows the tweets of people you are following as they would appear in Twitter.  If there is a link contained in the tweet there is another box including further detail of what is behind that link.  This is a very easy way to see if you actually want to click on the link. The first time you log in with your Twitter account name and password you can enter Interests.  Those will stay there under your user name so you don’t need to enter them each time you come back to the site.

How else can TweetMixx be used?

  • If you are on Twitter to network you’ll want to comment to other people’s blog posts so you are not seen as just a spammer (someone who all they do is post links to their website).  It’s spamming AND it’s annoying.  When I was trying this out last night I found I RT’d more AND commented more on postings.
  • You can also bring up people that are talking about a topic that interests you when you click on the tab “what interests you?’  I used keywords “my dog” and “dog.”  You can also choose to look at tweets that only contain links or ALL of your friends’ tweets.  I choose all since I’m looking for people I can comment or RT for … not necessarily looking for links.
  • You can also look at Twitter’s top topics as determined by the most popular links on Twitter in the last 24 hours.
  • Topics that are trending on Twitter at the moment.  Although when I clicked on two, no tweets came up for them so I’m not sure why not.
  • The Channels tab allows you to see the tweets of companies that have created accounts on TweetMixx.com.  You can easily see what links they are recommending.  PC Magazine is one of them so that’s one that I’ll check out on there.

AngelaS