One of my favorite twitter sourcing tools died a sudden death earlier this spring. TacticsHR, which later became TacticsCloud, was a great tool. After it closed, I posed a question to the SourceCon.QA community to see how others were sourcing Twitter.
Below are few responses:
- X-ray twitter with a search engine. The X-Ray method is a favorite of recruiters and sourcers who know boolean. Tony Steneman provided this search string: site:twitter.com (ruby OR “ruby on rails”) (engineer OR developer OR architect) (chicago OR illinois) -inurl:jobs -inurl:status -intitile:jobs -inurl:about -recruiter. Carmen Hudson likes to search for Twitter lists… Here is a search string she provided: site:twitter.com inurl:lists inurl:(apple) intitle:(employees | team | “co worker”)
- Amybeth Quinn’s favorite twitter profile search tool is Tweepz
Aaron Lintz provided a complete list of “Tools Twitter Sourcers Should Test”
- bioischanged.com is a free tool to let you know when your friends change their bio or avatar via email updates. Good way to see when people change jobs, move or highlight an upcoming event.
- twubs.com is a good tool to find trending hashtags, Chat schedules, and real-time events.
- socialcrawlytics.com the confluence of SEO and Social by tracking your competitors’ most shared content by social network.
- tweepi.com is a freemium tool that lets you filter lists, build list, and find followers by emulating another person’s lists, friends, or followers. The paid tier lets you paste in a list of names to analyze. You can also create whitelists, so you never accidently unfollow someone important.
- twazzup.com – This website is UGLY, but free. It’s a user friendly, real-time search tool.
- tweriod.com –analyzes your friends & followers so you can schedule tweets when they are most active.
- socialreport.com – UGLY, but cheap social team management with great reports
- tweetbe.at is a very detailed twitter search tool that allows for multiple account use. Good for building lists (auto list function disabled) and filtering by language, follow back ratio, twitter client, etc. The major pain associated with this tool is that it is slowed due to API limits, so expect a delay between actions.
Do you have anything to add to this list?