This section called Twitter App reviews what is suggested in the name: The many Twitter Applications floating in and around in the internet. We discuss its functionality, its advantages and limitations if any.
So what is this app about? It is as simple as this. The homepage is simple and straight forward as shown in the pic above. You enter a twitter username, and it gathers and integrates all the information related to the account on a single page. Of course, the user needs to publicly publish his/her twitter feed for the application to be able to gather the information. So what kind of information is being gathered and why would it be helpful ? Find it out after the jump
Now as shown in the pic above, once you submit a twitter username, all the information is enlisted as a tag cloud, i.e. with the most frequent keyword with the largest font and so on and so forth. The picture above shows that apart from hashtags and mentions, it also picks up topics which are frequently discussed in the user’s tweets. This can be a very useful and efficient way to identify users as being a non-spam and genuine user. Also, tweeting behaviour of some of the pro-bloggers could give ideas of the hot topics and keywords being discussed in the blogosphere. And not only that, the mentions tab also shows the frequency of discussion with a particular twitter user – which could be very handy for twitter users who look at it from a profit making perspective. Also showing towards the end of the same page is this:
The Google Map shown above shows the geographic location of the follower base of the user. This also could come handy for business users to know of a twitter user who has a widespread twitter follower base. All in all, it is a very simple online application which integrates the Twitter API in a very simple way. The best thing about is the integration of keywords, hashtag which helps identifying a bot user from a human. A desktop App called – Foller.Me Lite is also available, but personally for a limited functionality, I wouldn’t consider installing it. But again, we don’t know what else the desktop app provides as it hasn’t been released yet. But the online version serves just fine. For the latest updates on the app, follow Foller.Me on twitter, or jump to their blog: http://blog.foller.me/ Do let us know what you felt about the app in the comments section. Cheerio!