20,000 Tweets Later
I was told the other day I reached my 20,000 tweet. Wow, that sounded strange. How could I have tweeted 20,000 times since 2009?
— Steve Case (@JoeBugBuster) May 28, 2012
Thanks Steve for letting me know! I had to see – what does it all mean? Do you know how much time you spend on Twitter? I found some really cool Twitter tools over at Honey Tech Blog – some were outdated but there were some really good ones like this one below. It calculated my time spent automatically. I was reaching for the calculator prior to see how my time was spent on Twitter.
Those stats were not as scary for me as I thought they might be since I’ve been on Twitter since 2009. And yes there is a site for that too if you don’t know your official start date. I can’t believe it took me 3 years to get there since Twitter launched in July 2006. Back then I did not tweet much – I was just learning social at the time and really was on to check news, weather, etc. It was a curiosity factor that got me there. My kids were teenagers and I had to follow them on MySpace and Facebook. So Twitter was just for me. Now 20,000 tweets later!
I still wanted to see what I tweeted about and this next app gives you a view of it. You can find yours over at My Tweet Cloud. I was surprised to find blogchat so large on this one since it’s only weekly that I use that hashtag. It sure is fun on Sundays from 9-10 p.m.
And then there is how do you tweets reach others? TweetReach tells you how many people saw your tweets, who’s talking about them and who they are. It can help you if you are running a Twitter Campaign. This is a nice analytics tool for Twitter users.
What made you first join Twitter and do any of these stats for you surprise you?
Have you reached over 20,000 tweets too?