7 Tools to Help You Have More Fun on TwitterBy Alyssa Gregory
This is the last of my three-post series about new Twitter apps and tools I recently found. We already covered a set of new-to-me Twitter clients and seven tools for using Twitter in unexpected ways. This post is all about fun!
Here are seven tools that focus solely on how to make Twitter fun … and much more addictive.
FunTweet will create pictures of your tweets, putting an image to your 140-character words of wisdom. Your followers can click on the FunTweet link to see your graphical tweet.
Ianswr collects questions asked on Twitter and allows anyone to answer them, with the goal of enabling near-instantaneous replies as well as amplifying the reach of your questions.
To ask a question, start a discussion or get recommendations simply tag your tweet with #ianswr or #answr. To respond to a question, go to the Ianswr web site and click the ANSWR button found below the question. You receive points every time you respond to a question, and the top list showcases the people with the most points.
Are you a Twitter user who likes to draw? Penolo is for you. The site lets you create a sketch, and share it on Twitter. You can draw with a line with varying thickness, a circle, a rectangle and even use text. When your drawing is complete, you save it and out it goes as a tweet.
Tweekly.fm lets Twitter users post their Last.fm statistics automatically each week with the hashtag of your choice. You also get a Tweekly.fm profile showing you how many other users share your taste in music. You can find new people to connect with and comment on their most listened-to artists.
Use Twitter to test your brain power by figuring out the math problems posted. For example: Do you know the answer to 559 + (6 * 60) – 69? No calculators, please! See the answer at the bottom of this post.
To play on Twitter, just follow @twitbrain and watch for the twitbrain “challenge problems” posted (there are two an hour). Be the first person to reply with the correct answer and you win a point. Point leaders are listed on the Twitbrain website.
TwitterLit shares literary teasers twice a day (at 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. ET). It’s up to you to guess the author from the first line of a book that’s tweeted. For example: Name the book that starts with, “When he was nearly thirteen, my brother Jem got his arm badly broken at the elbow.” See the answer below.
Twrivia is a daily trivia quiz on Twitter. To play, follow @twrivia, watch for the daily trivia question and tweet your answer. The first five correct answers are awarded 5-25 points, and all other correct answers received within 12 hours are awarded one point. There is a leaderboard on the Twrivia web site. See the answer to this trivia question below.
What’s your favorite game to play on Twitter?
Twitbrain answer: 850
TwitterLit answer: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
Twrivia anwer: Los Angeles