Being new to Twitter, it didn’t take much time for me to realize that it is a social tool. That means I have to be social to grow my followers list. A tweet here or there, and status updates are great, but interaction between people is absolutely necessary to have greater effect and grow followers list.
On the other hand, in the midst of my busy work schedule, it became impossible to incessantly follow tweets real-time and respond to every tweet. I just wanted to participate in tweets that are of interest to me. I was searching for such a tool and viola! – that’s when I found – Tweet Beep.
Tweet Beep is a free web-based service that notifies via email whenever someone mentions your keyword, name, or phrase on Twitter. You can immediately find out when someone tweets (posts) your name, company, or website address on Twitter, even if they use a URL-shortening service like TinyURL. This will ensure you never miss an opportunity to join or reply to a conversation – http://tweetbeep.com/
Once you save the alert phrase, it will show up in your Tweetbeep account and you’ll get an email any time that word or phrase is used (depending on the options you set). You can then create more alerts if you’d like. The simple user menu on the left side of every page lets you view (and optionally delete) alerts you’ve created.
I am glad I no longer have to compulsively login and check Twitter to see who’s talking about water conservation. I will let Tweetbeep bring the notifications to me!
The tool has been mentioned in “Wall Street Journal” and “The New York Times”. Links provided below: