Archive for March 18th, 2009

Topify helps you save time on Twitter

You have a stack of new Twitter followers, but not a lot of time. But you have to:

- open the e-mail
- click on the link that takes you to the person’s profile
- decide whether you want to follow them or not
- DM them, perhaps, to thank them

Over the weekend, I signed up for a service called Topify. You can get a beta invite here, but spots are limited. It’s a special SXSW offer. (If you want an invite after the SXSW window closes, go here for an invite.)

Once you sign up, you’ll be assigned a Topify e-mail address. Each new follower notification is routed through Topify, which then scrapes that person’s page, and then another e-mail is sent to your inbox. It not only tells you the person’s name, but:

- where they’re from
- the number of followers they have, along with the number of people they’re following
- their avatar, so if you don’t like following folks with MySpace kissy faces, you don’t have to
- the person’s most recent Tweets

Topify has saved me a bit of time, especially if I Tweet something that gets me a lot of new followers.

Have you discovered any other Twitter time-savers?

11 comments March 18th, 2009

Video of the Week: Daniel Honigman interviewed by SXTXState

SXSW Interactive was loads of fun, and I was blown away by the number of amazing, intelligent folks at the events.

In the midst of the chaos, I had some time to chat with some students from Texas State University for their project, SXTXState, as they chronicled SXSW. I spoke with graduate student Maira Garcia.

One warning, however: The interview volume is a bit low, so you may have to turn it up a bit.

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