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

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!

Search.twitter.com — 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"

Published by Mallary Tenore Tarpley

Mallary is a mom of two young kiddos -- Madelyn and Tucker. Mallary absolutely loves being a mom and often writes about the need to find harmony when juggling motherhood and work. Mallary is the Assistant Director of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas at Austin, where she manages the Center's various programs related to distance learning, freedom of expression, and digital journalism. Previously, she was Executive Director of Images & Voices of Hope and Managing Editor of The Poynter Institute’s media news site, Poynter.org. Mallary grew up outside of Boston and graduated from Providence College in Rhode Island. In 2015, she received a certificate in nonprofit management from Duke University. She now lives in beautiful Austin, Texas, with her kids, husband Troy and cat Clara. She's working on a memoir, slowly but surely. You can reach her at mjtenore@gmail.com.

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