10 Twitter Tools and Apps for Students
If you are one of the hundreds of thousands of students who use Twitter each day to network, communicate with classmates, get news, research papers and search for internships, you'll love these handy Twitter tools and apps.
GroupTweet is an excellent tool for study groups and classes who want to be able to communicate privately via Twitter. The tool works a lot like the private message feature already available in Twitter, but allows you to send the same message to multiple members with only one click.
TweetBeep is great for student journalists, researchers and job hunters. The service, which works like Google Alerts, sends you free hourly Twitter alerts via email so that you can easily keep track of conversations that mention specific words or phrases.
3. Please Retweet Me
Student activists who need to spread information or details on a specific event quickly can use Please Retweet Me to reach more Twitter users. The tool puts a special link at the end of your Tweet so that other users can more easily retweet your update.
4. Just Tweet It
Any type of student can use Just Tweet It to find other students, professors and industry professionals to follow on Twitter. This free directory categorizes Twitter users by title and interest to make it easy to find other people with similar interests.
5. Tweet What You Spend
Tweet What You Spend eliminates the need to save and track receipts. Simply enter in the amount you spend using Twitter and categorize your expenditures through a secure 'cash journal.' Tweet What You Spend can also be used to set and stick to daily spending limits.
6. Tweet What You Eat
Tweet What You Eat helps Twitter users set up a Twitter-based food diary to track daily calories and food intake--perfect for students who are dieting or trying to avoid the dreaded 'freshman 15.'
TwitJobSearch scans Twitter for job postings that match the keywords you enter. The TwitJobSearch engine found more than 600,000 job postings for users in the last 30 days alone.
8. Job Shouts
Job Shouts uses Twitter and other social networks to deliver real-time job postings to students and other people who are seeking employment.
When people post a question on iKnowTweet, the site's free service searches Twitter for people who have asked similar questions and shows you the responses.
TweetDeck is a multiple-feature Twitter app that would work well for students who want to manage multiple Twitter accounts or lists, post to multiple social networks with one click, track trends, avoid spam or speed up messaging.