There’s been a lot of buzz around Twitter about ‘ReTweeting’ lately. Quite a bit of it has been a result of some of the conversations like this one at TechCrunch – It’s Not How Many Followers You Have that Counts, It’s How Many Times You Get Retweeted.
Whether or not ReTweeting is the best way to measure the authority of Twitter users (and whether authority needs measuring at all on Twitter) is s conversation for another place and time – however since posts like the one above by TechCrunch there have been a number of ‘ReTweet’ tools and trackers developed. Here are a sample of them:
- Dan Zarrella was one of the first and has come up with a number of tools including his ReTweet Mapper which among other things allows you to see a ranking of the most ReTweeted people on twitter (arranged by the last hour, day and week).
- retweet radar – this tool describes itself as ‘Finding trends in the mountains of information ‘retweet’ed on Twitter.’ It puts together a retweet cloud of terms that are being retweeted, ranks most retweeted users of Twitter and ranks the links that are being retweeted.
- Retweetist – similarly this service ranks the hottest links being retweeted and most retweeted people on Twitter.
- Retweetrank – another tool that simply ranks the number of retweets twitter users have (not sure how up to date it is).
I’m sure there are others around – feel free to link to them in comments below.