TwitterCounter.com: Vanity Publishing for Twitter users. Count me in!
June 13th, 2008
My friend Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten, who also organises the Next Web Conference, is always coming up with brilliant ideas, and then making them work online. His latest idea is already proving to be popular. Twittercounter lets you show off the number of Twitter followers you have. You just type in your Twitter username at twittercounter.com and copy and paste the code that appears into your web site or blog, and you have the perfect way to brag about how many people hold on to your every word. Boris explains some of the rationale behind the growing importance of twitter followers at The Next Web Blog - and notes the very important fact that a twitter feed is also a great way for people to follow a blog. So Twitter is more like the new RSS feed, which is itself the new page hit count.
But What's Twitter good for?Nikki Pilkington has also been considering the twitter phenomenon, and has added her Ten Tips for Using Twitter for Business Part 1 and Part 2 at 299 Steps to Web Site Heaven - which in itself is a great blog. Update: Twittercounter is now getting big in Japan!
Categories: social media