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Spotlight on TweetPivot: Visualize your Twitterverse

August 23rd, 2010 by Lan Nguyen

A great way to discover users to follow on Twitter is to look for lists of people who discuss or have expertise on a topic that you’re interested in. A well-curated list can be a gold mine of information and it’s easier to start a conversation with someone new when you have common interests. However, other than the fact that people on a list talk about certain keywords, you don’t get a sense of who these users are or what they are like as a whole.

Enter TweetPivot, a visual and interactive Twitter user discovery tool that gives users insights about individuals and group of people. Simply enter in your username and choose a group of Twitter users to explore: a list, followers, or people you follow. TweetPivot will rain down the users of that group in a colorful display of profile pictures. Click on an individual picture and TweetPivot will give you a profile that includes name, bio, location, friend count, follower count, and a selection of Klout statistics. It’s a quick way to navigate through the profiles of many different users and find the basic info you want to know.

Even more interesting is the ability to look at group trends. For example, does a group have a lot of power users with high influence? Sort by influence and find out. Do you want to know where your followers come from? Sort by location and see how far your tweets reach geographically. What kind of company do you keep on Twitter? Try sorting your followers by Klout classification and you can watch TweetPivot magically create a graph of where people fall based on Twitter style. Your audience might have a large fraction of thought leaders, or people who have well-respected opinions and insights about developments within an industry. Or maybe your audience has a lot of syndicators who have the inside scoop on events and trends as they are just unfolding.

If you find an interesting subset of people within a network, TweetPivot will let you create a Twitter list with those users so that you can easily follow and engage with them. By looking through different statistical lenses, you get a better sense of who these users are on an individual and group basis.

Chris Arnold (@GoodCoffeeCode), creator of TweetPivot, had this to say about integrating with Klout to provide value to users.
“TweetPivot is a unique tool that helps you gain previously hidden insights into your friends or followers; not just individually, but as a whole. When we integrated the range of Klout Scores into our collections, our users were able to understand so much more about the demographic (or ‘Twittergraphic’) makeup of their friends and followers. TweetPivot is becoming a great graphical analysis tool and Klout is now a critical part of this. When a collection is created for users that have Klout data available for them the user experience is improved dramatically. What we like about Klout data is that it’s meaningful. Starting from their Classes it’s easy to understand how a collection is segmented into the various Twittergraphics. Combining Klout’s ‘True Reach’ and ‘Score’ metrics helps validate a users ‘worth’ that would normally just be evaluated on their number of followers.”

We love that our partners are building amazing tools using the Klout API and encourage you to take this Twitter user discovery tool for a spin.

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