Author: CT Moore

The founder of Socialed Inc., CT Moore has over a decade of experience in Digital Marketing, and has managed SEO, Social Media, and Content Marketing campaigns for both start-ups and multinational brands alike. His writing has been featured in dozens of publications and blogs, and he’s spoken at conferences throughout Canada, the US, and Europe. You can stalk CT and learn more about him through his LinkedIn profile.

25 Most Popular Twitter Clients

Last night during my workshop, I promised attendees that I’d post a list of Twitter clients that they might want to check out. Simply put, a Twitter client is a program/applications that you install on your desktop, laptop, or phone so that you can use Twitter more effectively.

Although Twitter has a web-based interface, it isn’t really optimized for handling your stream in real time. A decent Twitter client, however, offers you a way to easily keep tabs on (1) everyone you follow, (2) @replies and ReTweets, (3) direct messages, (4) hashtag streams, and (5) any lists you might create.

Here’s a list of the 25 most popular Twitter clients as per all Twitter accounts tracked by @twitstat today, on June 15th, 2010. The complete list features 325 Twitter clients, but I figured that that was too many for anyone to digest.

Oh, and personally, I prefer TweetDeck.

Rank Client % of users Tweets/user
1 (1) web 18.18 % 3.56
2 (2) TweetDeck 10.14 % 5.25
3 (3) Twitter for iPhone 8.22 % 3.58
4 (4) foursquare 5.65 % 1.96
5 (5) twitterfeed 4.58 % 11.00
6 (6) HootSuite 4.38 % 4.28
7 (7) Seesmic 2.98 % 3.84
8 (8) Echofon 2.78 % 5.50
9 (9) TweetDeck 2.20 % 4.98
10 (10) TweetMeme 2.00 % 1.76
11 (12) API 1.84 % 14.19
12 (13) Google 1.58 % 3.65
13 (14) bitly 1.56 % 4.53
14 (11) Twitpic 1.42 % 2.08
15 (16) UberTwitter 1.31 % 3.95
16 (15) Twitterrific 1.27 % 3.37
17 (18) FriendFeed 1.27 % 8.75
18 (17) txt 1.07 % 2.25
19 (20) Facebook 1.07 % 2.79
20 (21) Mobypicture 1.04 % 2.06
21 (25) twidroid 0.84 % 3.95
22 (23) Ping.fm 0.80 % 3.08
23 (27) Twittelator 0.78 % 5.06
24 (19) Posterous 0.76 % 1.79
25 (28) Ping.fm 0.69 % 2.87

Social Media Marketing Slideshow

This presentation was given at Agence Ometz on June 15, 2010. The session covered how to set up and get more out of your presence on LinkedIn, Facebook and/or Twitter accounts.

There was also a workshop component where the audience got hands on experience using social media tools to grow their professional network, expand business opportunities, and advance their career.

The topics and themese included:

  • Reputation Management: using social media to manage your online brand/reputation.
  • Professional Profiles: codes of conduct for maintaining a professional online presence.
  • Business Development: social networking to find business leads & career opportunities.
  • Features & Functions: 1 hour tutorial on maximizing the networking potential of your different online profiles.

View more presentations from CT Moore.

Twitter Cheat Sheet

This is a quick cheat sheet I’ve put together for the Social Media Marketing Workshop at Ometz tonight. All the content has been sourced from the Webopedia Twitter Dictionary (where you can get many more definitions of Twitter terminology).

You can also download this cheat sheet as a PDF if you like.

@reply: The @reply means a Twitter update (a tweet) that is directed to another user in reply to their update. An @reply will be saved in the user’s “Replies” tab. Replies are sent either by clicking the ‘reply’ icon next to an update or typing @ username message (e.g., @user I saw that movie too).

direct message (DM): Short for direct message, it is the function of the Twitter service that enables you to send a private message (direct message) to a person you are following

Hash tag: A hash tag or hashtag is a way of organizing your updates for Twitter search engines. Users prefix a message with a community-driven hash tag to enable others to discover relevant posts. One commonly used hash tag on Twitter is #followfriday where users network by providing the names of their favorite people to follow on Twitter.

Retweet: Abbreviated as RT, retweet is used on Twitter to show you are tweeting something that was posted by another user. The format is RT @username where username is the Twitter name of the person you are retweeting.

Tweet: Describes a Twitter update. A tweet is basically whatever you type into the Web box to answer that question, using 140 characters or less. People tweet personal messages, random thoughts, post links, or anything else that fits in the character requirements.