Sites That Help You Build, Learn More About Your Twitter Community

by Mallary Tenore Tarpley

There are lots of neat sites to help you familiarize yourself with, and build, your Twitter community.

Here are a couple that come to mind:

Twellow — White Pages for Twitter

TweetDeck, Twhirl and Twitterfall — Desktop applications for Twitter

Qwitter — Site that lets you know whenever someone stops following you. The site seems to pride itself on “Catching Twitter quitters.” Sneaky! — A Twitter search engine

Twittersheep — Characterizes your “flock” of followers using keywords

I experimented with Twittersheep and found that words such as “journalist,” “media” and “reporter” best describe my Twitter followers. No surprise there! You can find me on Twitter @mallarytenore.

Screengrab of my "Twitter flock"

Screengrab of my "Twitter flock"