Twitter and Social Media Resources

@journtoolbox
Follow the Journalist’s Toolbox on Twitter.

SOCIAL GRAPHICS AND VIDEO CREATION TOOLS

Note: This collection of tools came from several journalism instructors’ contributions to the ONA Educators Facebook page.

Sprout Social: Guide to Social Media Image Sizes

Over app
iPhone or Android app that layers text over photos.

Pablo
Very simple layered graphics.

Adobe Spark Post
Create social videos and much more. App and desktop version.

Canva
Create graphics with these templates specific to various social platforms.

Venngage
Good infographics maker with many social platforms templates.

Landscape Social Media Image Resizer
From Sprout Social, this tool resizes an image to fit a social channel specs.

Promo Free Image Resizer
Similar to Landscape from Sprout Social, you can drag an image into this browser-based tool and resize images to fit various social platforms.

2019 Social Media Image Sizes Cheat Sheet

Six Tips to Prepare Your Newsroom for Live Video on Social Media

Wochit
This short-form video editor lets you use your video clips or pull from a library (including music). Great for layering text in this browser-based tool. Great for creating social videos.

Tweetroot
Create word clouds off Twitter hashtags on this phone app.

IMGFlip Meme Generator

Evernote Skitch
Capture and edit photos editing photos on this free desktop or mobile app.

Little Card Editor
Twitter or Facebook card images.

IJNET: How to Create GIFs for Use in Journalism

PicMonkey
Phone photo editing app with text layering capabilities.

Headliner.app
This tool lets you make social media videos for free. It also allows you to export audio from video, transcribes it and drops it into video as a caption.

Creating Effective Social Media Graphics for Journalism

Twitter Cards

Giphy: GIF Maker

NPR Social Media Graphics Guide
NPR built this killer guide to types of social media graphics you can design using Photoshop and other tools.

Venngage: The Ultimate Guide to Designing Epic Social Media Images
Venngage page offers many great tips.

How to Get the Most Out of Twitter’s Analytics Platform

Foller.me
A Twitter analytics application. Very useful.


SOCIAL MEDIA SCRAPING TOOLS

Tools for Collecting and Analyzing Twitter Data
Slides and resources from NiCAR 2018.

Tweets to Text
A bot for writers on Twitter that collects tweets into plain text files.

Github: Haccer Tweep Scraper Tool

Github: Twitter-Scrape

MyTwitterScraper
A free, powerful, tool to scrape twitter and build any dataset you need.

Social Media Data Mining Tools

10 Best Web Scraping Tools

Knight Lab: Beginners Guide to Collecting Twitter Data

Scraping Expert: Best Way to Scrape Data from Twitter

Ultimate Facebook Profile Scraper Tool

Treeverse
This Google Chrome extension makes finding all participants in a Twitter thread as easy as clicking on a tweet.

PikBee Instagram Viewer
Search by tags, etc.


SOCIAL MEDIA ANALYTICS TOOLS

10 Free Tools to Help You Understand your Social Media Audience

Definitive Guide to Social Media Metrics

INVID: Multimodal Analytics Dashboard

MediaCloud
Suite of tools for analyzing media use.

Social Rank
Identify, organize and manage your Twitter and Instagram followers. Great for tracking Instagram analytics for personal accounts.

Botometer
Botometer (formerly BotOrNot) checks the activity of a Twitter account and gives it a score based on how likely the account is to be a bot. Higher scores are more bot-like.

Sources and Keywords: The Fundamentals of Online Newsgathering
The fourth book in First Draft’s series of Essential Guides looks at the tools and techniques for finding newsworthy material online.

CrowdTangle Link Checker Chrome Browser Extension
An easy way to see how often a link has been shared, who shared it and what they said. We’ll show you the aggregate interaction results on that link across Facebook, Pinterest and Linkedin. As well, we’ll show the specific Facebook posts, Instagram posts, tweets, and subreddits that mention this link. It works for articles, as well as YouTube videos, Facebook videos, etc.

IntelTechniques
Find photos a user has worked with, places they’ve checked in, the social sites where they have an account.

Guide to Instagram Analytics
How to find metrics and insights using Instagram Analytics (only for business accounts). Use Social Rank for personal Instagram analytics.

Follwerwonk (free)
Slice any Twitter user’s followers into actionable segments. Find most influential, dormant, old, and more. Free for accounts under 25,000 followers.

WhoSharedMyLink.com
MuckRack tool that helps you track who has shared your web link. Good for metrics.

Eight of the Best Social Media Analytics Tools of 2018

SocialBakers: Free Social Media Analytics Tools

Who Shared My Link?
This tool from MuckRack tracks which journalists and news orgs shared your story link on Twitter.

Social Media Examiner: How to Find and Remove Fake Twitter Followers

Burrd.com
Twitter analytics tool.

Agora Pulse
Content scheduling and analytics, it lets you run contests, quizzes and promotions.

Twazzup
Social media analytics tool.

TweetReach
Track how far a hashtag, account or a specific tweet spreads. Great analytics tool. Requires free log-in.

SocialMention
Real-time search and analytics.

Shorenstein Center’s Email Benchmarking Tool
Helps you and your organization understand and track your email newsletter metrics. This tool was developed as a part of the Single Subject News Project. The aggregated and anonymized data collected from this tool will be used for research purposes only. This tool should only be used by media and journalism organizations and requires a valid MailChimp API key.

Botometer
Botometer (formerly BotOrNot) checks the activity of a Twitter account and gives it a score based on how likely the account is to be a bot. Higher scores are more bot-like.


TWITTER AND OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA TOOLS

Twitter

ThreadReader
Transform Twitter threads into readable stories.

Juicer.io
Create and embed social media feeds on your site.

Keyhole.co
Track hashtags in real-time.

Botometer
Checks the activity of a Twitter account and gives it a score based on how likely the account is to be a bot. Higher scores are more bot-like.

Picodash
Search Twitter and Instagram photos.

GIJN: How to Use Tweetdeck for Open-Source Investigations

Best Twitter Search Tricks
All kinds of filters and resources.

iAnnotate
Bookmark and share content to social platforms from this phone app.

Usersearch.org
Find the person behind a username, email address or phone number.

IJNet: Social Media for Journalists – The Basics

BBC Academy: Social Media Basics for Journalists

Verifying Social Media Content
A great list of links, case studies and best practices from Josh Stearns.

45 Free Social Monitoring Tools

Seven Ways Journalists Can up Their Social Media Game

Meltwater
Track online data from social media channels.

NPR’s Facebook Live Guide
How to shoot video for Facebook.

Buzzsumo
Analyze what content performs best for any topic or competitor. Find the key influencers to promote your content.

Tweet ID Datasets
Twitter’s terms of service don’t allow tweet datasets to be published on the web, but they do allow tweet identifier datasets to be shared. This site is a catalog of datasets that are publicly available on the web.

Social Jukebox
Eliminates the need to continually schedule your posts, and manage your content.

StalkScan
All of the “public” info. that Facebook doesn’t let you see. Enter the link to the profile you want to check.

Crowdtangle Link Checker Chrome Extension

Journalism.co.uk: Tips to Improve Your Social Media Presence

Meltwater
Track online data from social media channels.

Vocativ: The Rise of the Social Media Killer

First Draft News Journalist Guides
Guides to social sources, copyright law and covering trauma.

Facebook Live Map
Track FB Live videos on this map. Use it to get live reactions on news events around the world.

First Draft News Journalist Guides
Guides to social sources, copyright law and covering trauma.

GIJN: Advanced Guide on Verifying Video Content

Paul Bradshaw: How to Share, Store, Measure Snapchat Stories
Real-time social media search and analysis.

Facebook Search Tool: People Findthor
Search by employment past/present, relationship status, etc.

Mapillary
A street-level imagery platform, powered by collaboration and computer vision. Use it to find user generated pictures of a variety of countries and cities.

Politwoops
Dutch site that catalogs deleted tweets by politicians. May have issues translating into English.

Who Tweeted It First
Enter search keywords, or even a link, and we’ll find the first tweet that contains that term. Use search operators or put everything in “double quotes” for an exact match.

Five Ways to Find Useful Snapchat Accounts for Journalists

Five Tools to Protect Your Social Media Accounts

The Social Media Reporter
This Medium page is a guide to using social media for newsgathering. It covers verification, organizing your feeds, covering trending stories, and finding material from a specific location/or a specific beat.

How the BBC Engages Audiences on Social Media

Marketing Insider: 10 Social Media Tools
From a marketing pub but the tools are applicable to social media editors at media outlets.

Meet Edgar
A content scheduling tool.

Tagboard
Social search and display platform.

Visage
Create visual content for social media using customizable templates.

Tweepi
Engage users, get Twitter followers and grow your brand.

Foller.me
Social backgrounding tool helpful for fact-checking. Gives you rich insights into any public twitter profile. Data about topics, mentions, hashtags, followers, location and more.

Pipl.com
Find info on the person behind the email address, social username or phone number. Great for verifying account legitimacy.

PeekYou.com
Free people search tool.

Spokeo.com
Search people by name, phone, address and social media account.

How to Monitor Social Media for Misinformation

Global Investigative Journalism Network: Advanced Guide to Verifying Video Content

Who.is
Type in a domain name, IP address or person’s name to find site information or who owns/registered what online.

Graph.tips for Facebook
Track down a Facebook ID and search for information/posts by that person in FB.

Slides: Tips on Using Tweetdeck for Twitter
”Cyberstalking for Journalists” presentation from Dallas Morning News staff.

NetBootcamp
Facebook graph search among many others.

WikiMapia
Use for fact-checking locations of photos and videos shared on social media.

Buzz Sumo
Find the most popular content online and analyze topics, competitors and keywords.

Charm
A companion app for iOS that helps you “organize Tweets into collections, save articles for later, cue up playlists of music you find, or transcribe conversations. You can use it to tell stories, hold on to jokes, capture Tweetstorms and monologues. Charm has features to curate Tweets from events you’re watching, too.”

Social-Searcher
Social search engine.

13 Style and Grammar Tips for Twitter Success

Joy Mayer: Social Listening Tools

Journalism.uk: List of News Bots

Sree Sreenivasan’s Social Media Guide
His presentations, TEDx talks, guidelines and more. Great resource.

Introduce App
A phone app that shows your compatibility with any Twitter user. With introduce, you can get to know Twitter users in detail while discovering your common points.

Using Twitter as a Data Resource: Social Media Research Tools (2017)

Why Audience Engagement Holds the Key to a Thriving Future

NPR: Storytelling on Snapchat
Free browser-based tool.

TNW: Tips for Creating Social Video Content

12 Social Media Tips to Help Journalists Work Better

SquareFormat
A place to discover new Instagram photographers.

Socialkit: Customizable Templates for Social Media Accounts

Twalue.com
A fun site that monetizes your Twitter account.

Essential Tools and Tactics for Video on Social

StoryBench: How to Use Reddit: A Guide for Journalists

Storm App
App lets you gather tweets for a tweetstorm.

API: Finding a Voice on Social Media: Insights for Local Newsrooms

Free or Cheap Tools for Social News Gatherers

ONA 2016 Session Notes and Materials

Twitter List Copy Tool
Copy over a Twitter list from another account.

Electoral
Tool to manage your Twitter lists.

Clammr
“Compose little audio-snippets (max 24s) with photos, GIFs, videos and a moving audio wave. These videos are autoplayed on Twitter and Facebook.

USGS Social Media Accounts to Follow
Key accounts for tracking earthquakes and environmental news.

Toolset.co
Twitter tools galore. Sign in with your Twitter account and try them out.

Product Hunt: Best Tools for Livestreaming
Great list that includes Periscope and Meerkat.

The Whip: Five Tips For Successful Facebook Live Videos

ManyChat: Create a Facebook Messenger Bot

Reported.ly
From First Look Media, global news delivered entirely through social media.

Geosocial Footprint
A footprint is combined bits of location information that a user divulges through social media, which ultimately forms the users location “footprint”. For Twitter.com users, this footprint is created from GPS enabled tweets, social check-ins, natural language location searching (geocoding), and profile harvesting.

Hash
Get a glimpse inside what’s trending on Twitter.

Vine Viewer
Search all kinds of Vine videos.

Facebook Graph Search

Pixifly
iOS app tracks Instagram photos.

London School of Economics: Current Social Media Research Tools

91 Free Twitter Tools and Apps to Fit Any Need

Twitter Shadow Ban Tester

Sree’s Social Media Editors Twitter List
A great list of journalist must-follows from Sree Sreenivasan.

Mashable
A great guide to all things social media. A must-bookmark for Twitter users.

Video: The Impact of Twitter on Journalism
Great video with Jeff Jarvis, Craig Kanalley and Mark Luckie.

Learno: Online Courses for Media Professionals
Data viz, social media, verification and more.

JournoResource: Reporting Tips for Verifying Social Media UGC

Pinterest 101: Pinterest Pages for Design Inspiration

LifeHacker: Search Twitter More Efficiently

Twitter Guide for Skeptics and Newbies
Tailored to journalists, this guide from Columbia University Journalism Dean of Students Sree Sreenivathan gives you everything you need to know.

Verification Junkie
This tool from Josh Stearns centralizes several social media verification tools in one place. Great for reporting and fact-checking on deadline.

NY Times: Ferguson Reveals a Twitter Loop

30 Tools to Help Journalists Use Twitter Better

10 Twitter Links for Journalists

BioIsChanged
Alerts you when people you follow changes their bio.

Teaching Students to Write Stories for Social Media

TwiPho
A searchable feed of Twitpics.

91 Free Twitter Tools and Apps

Nine Free Social Media Tools

ViralWoot
A Pinterest promotion tool.

Verification and Misinformation in Wake of the Boston Marathon Bombing /a>
Great tools and resources from Josh Stearns.

Video: Mark Luckie on Twitter for Student Journalists
Great tips from Mark Luckie of Twitter on how journalism students can get started with using social media.

Mark Luckie Interview
Good interview with Mark Luckie of Twitter on innovation and social media.

SimpleReach
Tracks content in real-time across the social web.

Sweeter Tweet
Programmable auto-tweeter.

Use TwitterCounter to Check Impact on Social Media

Twee-Q
Tells you what proportion of that account’s recent retweets (made during the last 100 tweets) were of comments or opinions issued by men or by women.

Listomatic
Phone app helps you automatically helps you create and manage Twitter lists.

Who Tweeted It First
Type in keywords or a web address to see who sent a tweet first. Good for tracking competitive journalism.

How to create, manage and embed Twitter collections

Poynter: A List of Every Journalism-Related Social Media Group I Could Find

Searching Social Media
A Google Doc full of tips and links from Joy Mayer.

StoryBench: Optimizing Your News Article for Social Media

YouTube to Facebook
Tool lets you convert your Twitter video into a native Facebook video.

15 Tips for Newsgathering via Twitter
Tips form Sarah Marshall’s blog.

Bottlenose
Track topics across social media.

Cliptext
Clip text from a web passage and attach it to a tweet as an image.

Pablo
New tool to design engaging images for your social media posts in under 30 seconds.

Electoral
A new way to build Twitter lists.

Graph.tips: Facebook Graph Search

Knight Lab: Tools to Cut Twitter List Creation Time

How to Put a Poll in a Tweet
App turns photos on your phone into cool story websites.

Buffer: Headline Formats for Tweets, Emails, etc.
App turns photos on your phone into cool story websites.

Social Bro
Manage your Twitter lists. Developed by Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski.

Tame
Primarily a marketing tool, it allows you to organize social conversations.

Metamind
Lets you search data from Twitter feeds or Twitter hashtags and classify it automatically using one of our state-of-the-art classifiers. Find out what sentiments your favorite users, politicians or artists express in their tweets.

Journalism.co.uk: Social Media and Reporting
How news outlets are using Twitter, YouTube, Google+ in news reporting.

ReadWrite: An Illustrated Guide to Twitter Jargon

Juicer
Aggregate all of your social media into one feed.

Getcha Messengers
Messenger tool that lets you write on photos.

Crowdlinker
Share your content with people who fit your target audience.

Journalists Should See Vine as a Social Storytelling Resource

Modern Journalist: Twitter List of Journalism Educators

Heidi Cohen: 27 Tips to Improve Your Twitter Strategy

Tools for Creating Images for Social Media

How Journalists Can Get the Most Out of Twitter

Buffer: The Big List of 61 Social Media Tools

21 Twitter Tools Every Power User Should Use

The Ultimate List of Social Publishing Tools

Blab
“Real-time predictive social intelligence in an easy-to-use visual interface.”

Seen.co
Track hashtags.

Cur.to
Follow any topic on multiple social networks.

Zeef
Search and filter content from those you trust. Curate links. Somewhat similar to Delicious.

Twurly
A daily email of links from your Twitter timeline.

Tame.it
No more streams. This site delivers important links, topics and people from Twitter.

49 Curation and Clipping Tools

Social Media Keyboard Shortcuts
Great list of keyboard shortcuts for Twitter, Facebook, etc.

PBS Idea Lab: Tips for Using Social Media as a Reporting Tool

Podcast: When Should Pinterest be Part of Your Social Media Strategy

Analyze Words
Measure your Twitter style.

CJR: The New Importance of Social Listening Tools

Five Ways Publishers Need to Use Instagram

Four Journalism Outlets That Let The Audience Decide What to Cover

The Power of Hashtags and How to Use Them

Buffer: Social Media Resource Kit
Good tools and resources. Geared to marketing but it also has some tools helpful to journalists.

Storybench: Reddit: A Guide for Journalists

The Social Media Image Maker
Resize images to fit social media sites. Handy tool.

Twitter @ and d Messages: Who Can See What?
Great chart to help you keep this straight.

BuzzSumo
Let’s you track social media content on your website.

X-ray: Track Personal Data Online
From Columbia University.

Headline Formulas for Tweets, Posts, Articles and Emails

Twutorial for Copy Editors
Steve Buttry’s Powerpoint presentation.

50 Tweetable Twitter Tips

TweetCred
Real-time credibility evaluation on Twitter.

MuckRack.com
A huge directory of journalists on Twitter. A must-bookmark for journalists.

Search.Twitter.com
Twitter’s version of Google.

Twitter Guide for Young Journalists
From Kelly Fincham at Hofstra. Great set of tips, do’s and don’ts.

Twibble.io
RSS to Twitter feeder.

Directory of All Congressional Twitter Handles

12 Essential Social Media Cheat Sheets
Great list of shortcuts. A must-bookmark.

CNET: The Most Twittery Journalists
Great list from Sree.

Time: What’s Your Twitter Account Worth?
A fun calculator to determine the value of your Twitter account. Done in jest around Twitter’s IPO.

Buffer: 59 Free Twitter Tools

Journalism2Ls: Twitter Tools for Journalists

Spreecast Social Media Kitbag

Knowem.com
Allows you to check for the use of your brand, product, personal name or username instantly on over 500 popular and emerging social media websites. Grab your name and secure your brand before someone else does.

Naymz
Measure and manage your social media reputation.

Twitter “Everyday Moments” Advertising Tool

Steve Buttry: How to Use Twitter’s Advanced Search

TweetDeck
Another great Twitter management tool.

Hootsuite
Great Twitter management tool. Built-in link compressor, manage multiple accounts, schedule tweets for later, etc.

SocialMotus
A simpler version of Hootsuite. A very clean dashboard.

Twitterfall
Great for chats, just type in a keyword and follow/participate in the discussion.

Monitter
As the name suggests, you can track three trending topics at once.

Snapbird
Search your tweets, DMs, friends’ tweets.

Gramfeed
Lets You Search Instagram.

SAM Desk
A social media research and storytelling tool.

Buffer: The Complete Guide to Social Media Formatting
Great tips.

Resumup: Make Your Resume Visual
Browser-based visualization tool.

Jeremy Caplan: Twitter List of Cool Portfolio Tools

The Internet in Real-Time
See how quickly content is generated with this real-time ticker. Very cool. Good teaching tool.

Content Curation Tools Supermap
Resources galore from Robin Good.

10 Basic Twitter Tools Experts Use

Open Reporter
A social network for journalists, this site provides many helpful tools. Includes listings of journos on social media.

PressPass.me
Media members on Twitter organized by beat, outlet, region.

Timehop
App lets you see tweets from this exact day in history. Cool tool.

30 Best Tools for Data Visualization
Treasure trove of tools.

Hapyak
Make interactive videos. Add links, chapters and quizzes.

Skitch
From Evernote, this tool lets you edit, draw and annotate photos and screenshots. Works on desktop and as a phone app.

Tweriod
Helps you determine peak hours to tweet something based off your followers, account, location.

Twylah
Helps you prolong the life of tweets on a page.

Twxplorer
From the Knight Lab – a better way to search Twitter.

Journalism2ls: 50 Apps to Use with Twitter
From the Knight Lab – a better way to search Twitter.

Twilert
Good for monitoring a brand or search term.

Tame.it
Tool to manage your Twitter lists.

ManageFlitter
Sorts through your followers and those you are following. See how active/inactive they are and unfollow the noise or the fake accounts.

TweetWally
Turns tweets into blog posts. Very cool.

Tweriod Twitter Chat Search Tool
Not sure of the date/time of a Twitter chat? Use Tweriod’s search tool and listings to find it.

TweepsMap
Type in your Twitter log-in and this maps where your followers are from.

Liquid Newsroom: Great Social Media and Multimedia Tools
Great list of web apps that work with Twitter and other social media.

Dronestagram
Site for sharing drone photography.

How Journalists Can Use Vine Video

Ragan: Nine Useful Social Media Tools

NewsWhip
Monitors your social media feeds.

NewsWhip Social Amplifier
Real time ranking of stories powered by speed of new shares, likes, tweets and comments.

NewsWhip: Spike Social Media Dashboard
News filter and trend tracking.

SocialPointer
Monitor your brand in real time.

FollowerWonk
Helps you dig deeper into Twitter analytics and connect with influencers. Produce free analytics and graphic reports.

Nodexl Graph Gallery
Great visualizations of Twitter interactivity around various hashtags, topics, events.

Mirror.me
Enter a Twitter account to see what that person cares about online.

Simply Measured
Free tools for measuring social media engagement.

Journalist’s Resource: Twitter Research
From Harvard University’s Shorenstein Center.

Tweetlevel
Created by PR firm Edelman, Tweet Level helps you search for people, topics and keywords.

Flipboard
Revolutionary iPad app allows you to read your Twitter and Facebook feeds like a magazine.

InsideFlipboard
In-house blog offers a few tips and tricks. You have to dig for them.

TweepsMap
Track where your Twitter followers are.

22 Apps and Tools Every College Journalism Student Should Know About

Video: The Illustrated History of Twitter
From Mashable.

The Guardian: Twitter and Intellectual Larceny

How Social Media Can Affect Employment
Good tips of dos/don’ts on social media.

10 Ways Newspapers Are Using Pinterest

Poynter: Types of Stories That Make Good Storifies
Good examples: weather, breaking news, etc.

TwitterFeed
Feed your blog updates to your Twitter account using an RSS feed. Very cool.

TweetStats
Reports on how often you tweet, what times, replies, etc. Key to developing a social media strategy.

BuddyPress
Build a social network into your WordPress.org site.

TweetBeep
Sends any mentions from your Twitter account to an e-mail address you choose. You also can use Twitter alerts in your settings to notify you of any mentions.

Radian6
Similar to ConvoTrack but with more features, this tool tracks online conversations about your tweets, hashtags, etc.

Twiends: Twitter How-To Page
Twitter basics in an easy-to-follow graphic.

Al Tompkins Online Tools for Journalists and Educators

GeoFeedia
Enables location-based searches for social media content. Users can type in a place name, address, even the name of a sports venue, or they can simply outline an area on a map. Geofeedia displays the latest geotagged content (Twitter, Instagram, YouTube etc.) in the tagged area.

Twittearth
Similar to TrendsMap and Twittervision.

Twitchy
Twitter curation site.

Time Hop
Sends you daily emails with what you were doing on Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare and Instagram that day.

Friend or Follow
Track people you follow who are not following you back. Great for clearing out your Twitter stream. Many of us do this quarterly.

TweepSearch
A search tool more powerful than the one built into Twitter. You can detail searches and track down someone whose Twitter handle you can’t remember.

MyTweeple
A combined search and Twitter account management tool. Good for handling a large following.

TweetBeep
Sends any mentions from your Twitter account to an e-mail address you choose. You also can use Twitter alerts in your settings to notify you of any mentions.

Mom, This is How Twitter Works
Learn Twitter basics. Fun site.

Bliss Control
Manage all of your social network controls in one place.

Notification Control
Clean up email notifications with this tool.

Twitterless
Tells you who has stopped following you.

How to Write a Killer Twitter Headline

Social Media Today
A daily chronicle of Internet, mobile and tablet publishing news, information and opinion.

Mashable: 11 Sportswriters You Should Follow on Twitter

40 Tips To Help Journalists Turn Facebook Into The Ultimate News Portal

Emphas.is
Crowdsourced funding for photojournalism projects, similar to Spot.us.

TwitPic
Makes it easy to move mobile phone or desktop photos to Twitter.

Peer Index
How effective is your Twitter account?

Klout .com
Another Twitter analytics site.

Twittergrader
Evaluates how influential you are on Twitter.

Socialoomph
Twitter management tool that allows you to schedule tweets. Free and professional versions.

Retweet Rank
Are people retweeting what you post? See how you stack up with others.

Trendistic.com
Tracks Twitter trends.

TweetBeep
Set up alerts to track certain keywords on Twitter.

Twittercal
Sync your Twitter account with your Google Calendar.

Twtvite
A Twitter invitation tool that helps you schedule tweet-ups.

WordPress: Twitter Tools Plug-in

Ifttt.com
Organize your social media and other online accounts.

Mashable: 10 Twitter Tools to Organize Your Tweeps

Photoshop Killer
Test an image to see if it has been Photoshopped or altered in any way. Not perfect but a good start at evaluating news photos and authenticity.

OneForty
Lists the best Twitter tools by category: desktop, mobile, media sharing, analytics, etc.

OneForty: News Twitter Tools
A must-bookmark list of key Twitter tools for news journalists.

Tweetmeme
Digg for Twitter. Very cool tool.

Listorious
Find and interview experts on Twitter

Useful Newsroom Social Media Tools
Nice list of resources from Kate Gardiner.

TimeToast
Free timeline creation tool. Post and share on web.

Tools for Managing Twitter Accounts

Five Tools for Building a Targeted Twitter Following

Formulists
Builds your Twitter lists for you. You can organize by location of follower.

BackType
Much like ConvoTrack and BackTweets, enter a Web site’s address and measure it’s social media impact.

Lanyrd
A social conference directory. Think of it as an IMDB for conferences.

Wibki
Social bookmarking site in the spirit of Delicious.

TweetMeNews
Create your own custom Twitter feed, similar to an RSS. Great tool.

22 Sites for Twitter Backgrounds

Twitter Basics Powerpoint
A Powerpoint on Twitter fundamentals. Nice links and examples from Kathy Schrock.

Smashing Magazine: 99 Essential Twitter Tools and Applications

Graphic: What Happens on the Internet Every 60 Seconds

IsParade
A fun tool that animates your Twitter followers into a parade, with music and pop-up tweets.

Social Media Guide from World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers

Sociable Blog: 100 Twitter Tools

OpenJason: 100 Top Twitter Tools

27 Twitter Tools to Find and Manage Followers

SPJ: Twenty Journalists to Follow on Twitter

MobiForms Developer
Develop mobile apps in HTML 5 with no programming. Download the software from this site.

Eight Tools to Filter Your Twitter Stream and News

Washington Post: Retweets DO Equal Endorsements
Outlook piece from Sree Sreenivasan on how the Twitter bio description of “RTs don’t equal endorsements” is an empty promise.

Onehub Transfers
Easily share files with your social network for free using Onehub Transfers. Upload files and post to twitter it’s that easy. Upload any file type including .zip, .pdf, .jpg, .png, .gif, .mp3 and .txt.

URL Shorteners

Mashable: Worst Pro Athletes’ on Twitter
Which ones average the most mistakes per 100 words. It’s good …

bit.ly
One of the more popular link compressors.

TinyURL
A popular link compressor that allows you to customize your compressed links.

Doiop.com
Choose a keyword to shorten your link to.

is.gd

j.mp

Ow.ly

YumURL

tr.im
Use cautiously, this site shut down for a short period in August 2009

LittleURL.net

Backgrounds

TwitterBackgrounds.com
Liven up your page with different designs and colors for your page. Easy-to-use. Many designs are free but some cost a small fee.

TwitterBackgroundsGallery

TwitRounds Free Twitter backgrounds

TwitBacks

ColourLovers.com

Twilk
Use your followers’ icons to make your background.

Mobile Applications

For iPhone: Twitter for iPhone, Hootsuite or Simply Tweet in the iTunes store.

For BlackBerry: TwitterBerry.

Sree’s Sites from EIJ 2012

Rapportive
Analyzes your Gmail contacts and provides relevant info. about them, including Twitter handles.

Twiangulate
Wonderful tool. Enter two or more Twitter addresses and pinpoint their mutual followers. Great for sourcing and paring down a list of people to follow.

HashTracking
Track how far your Twitter account reaches. You can do the same with a specific hashtag.

Tweet Reach
This wasn’t in Sree’s list, but it’s cool and works along the same lines as the aforementioned Hashtracking.

Facebook + Journalists
Like the page and join the conversation.

CheckFacebook.com
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