Tweepi Gets New Features: Manage Your Twitter Followers with Stats

When we first started Thoughtpick earlier this year, we had so many ideas for simple web applications that would make a difference and add value to all web users alike. Besides this blog, which has been our main – successful -communication tool, we had the challenge of picking up one of our many ideas to develop and launch as Thoughtpick’s first product.

The importance of Twitter paved the way for Tweepi

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Our realization of the importance of Twitter for marketing and communication came naturally and instantly thus we opted to build up a Twitter community of tweeps who share the same interests – social media and web applications -.  Building a Twitter community is not as simple as it sounds to be, we tried using the available Twitter management tools at that time first, including Flash Tweet, Twitter Karma, and Tweet Later, and in no time we realized that we need something different, something that is simple, fast, and more efficient. We identified our needs, brainstormed our ideas, and came up with Tweepi!

Mashable Open Web Awards: Free Advertising by Thousands of People

Mashable is running its 3rd cycle of its Open Web Awards this year. The Open Web Awards is their international online voting competition that covers major innovations around web technology and achievements in the social media arena. This year, Mashable has created a viral nomination platform that was spread amongst social media enthusiasts all over the web. While the awards are directed towards web innovators in social media, they are not explicit to persons or companies, but also to brands and any page or product online!

Mashable number of unique visitors almost tripled in the last year

Thousands of people – mainly social media experts – have nominated themselves (or have been nominated by others), and each one of them has probably called for votes through his social media contacts and followers to provide Mashable with amazing free advertising. According to Compete.com web stats, Mashable’s unique visitors have almost tripled in the past year surpassing TechCrunch back in April.

One of the interesting moves of self promotion for the Mashable Open Web Awards is DM’s video (who contacted us to have is name removed from this post) over on his YouTube channel. He is nominated under the “most educating” category – same as Stephen Fry – and is now in the top 500. He used a Youtube video to call out for his 18k+ channel subscribers to vote for him.

Calling for votes…

The Open Web Awards have gained much momentum all over the web. The biggest winner is Mashable themselves! The awards web page shows an impressive 109,955 retweets! I wonder if there has ever existed any page that surpassed that number of retweets!

What do you think of Mashable Open Web Awards? Have you participated in giving Mashable some free advertising? Do you think it helped them take over TechCrunch? Let us know your opinion in the comments section

Top 10 Smartphones of 2010 [video]

Many companies are trying to match the new standards set with the iphone with new launched smartphones. What are the top 10 smartphones of 2010? We have them all listed in this post!

Cool: iPhone to Control a Walking Robot! [video]

iPhone multi-touch capabilities give us a natural way to control robots with simple finger gestures.

Google wants to Speed up the Web! Is your site optimized? [video]

Google is re-writing their search rank algorithm to include load time as a factor. They hope that this move will improve users' experience of the web at large.

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Will Rupert Murdoch be The Savior of The News Industry?

Will Rupert Murdoch be The Savior of The News Industry?

Rupert Murdoch

The news industry has been facing a decline in profitability in the past couple of years at a time where a new model of profitable web news aggregators is gaining ground. Rupert Murdoch, the founder and CEO of News Corp, showed his dismay with the course of events in a TV interview with Sky news and threatened to de-index his sites...

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What is Google Chrome OS? [A cartoon & a video]

What is Google Chrome OS? [A cartoon & a video]

Windows evolution into Chome!

Google released Chrome OS source code to mark the beginning of a simple web based OS that will change the way we use our computers today. Google remains faithful to its two pillars; simplicity and fastness to make the lives of web users much easier.

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For a better RT chance: Shall I tweet less or more?

For a better RT chance: Shall I tweet less or more?

ReTweet Decision Model FlowChart

Dan Zarrella, a social media and viral marketing scientist, studied the science behind retweets and came up with some interesting results. There is no simple answer to increase your RT chance but some good Twitter practices may help.

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Stephen Fry: Impressive Reflections on Social Media [videos]

Stephen Fry: Impressive Reflections on Social Media [videos]

Anthony Trollope's Post Box Invention Threatened the Victorian Family!

Social Media has impacted human societies in many different way, some people tend to resist changes that impact society fabrics and others focus on how the new youth generation behaves. Social Media has also been a force for democracy, it empowered people to have their own broadcast channels. Stephe Fry, the famous British author...

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Tweet to Win: 15 Twitter Contests Listed – November 2009

Tweet to Win: 15 Twitter Contests Listed – November 2009

Win a Bing T-Shirt

Twitter contests emerged to be one of the simplest and most efficient means for companies and brands to promote their products. We, here at Thoughtpick, compiled a list of 15 running Twitter contests of November 2009 that offer some really decent prizes.

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