Over the last couple of days I’ve been playing around with a great Twitter statistics tool called Twitter Friends.
It’s a tool that gives you a stack of interesting information on your use of Twitter (or any Twitter user for that matter.
Here are a few statistics that it gives on my use of Twitter. This one shows who I reply to and who replies to me.
There are also ‘tag cloud’ like stats of who you reply to and who replies to you like this:
This one breaks down a lot of different stats:
As you can see the stats go beyond the basics that many Twitter statistics packages show. It gives information on how many people you interact with (and interact with you), the ’stickiness’ of your friends (how many reply to you more than once), how many links you share and a lot more.
Stats are given for both you and the average over other Twitter Apps users.
They put together what they call your ‘conversation quotient’ (an attempt to measure how relational you are on Twitter) and ‘link quotient’ (all about how many links you tweet).
There’s also a great visualization tool of your network that changes when you click on different members in your network:
All of the above information can be accessed without having to give your own Twitter username and id so it’s secure. There is an option to use your login details to get more stats but I think you’ll find even the freely accessible stats are pretty useful.
TwitterFriends is in beta so don’t expect too much of it too early but do have a play around – you might just notice something about the way you use Twitter that could help you improve your Tweeting.
Thanks to Jason who put me onto TwitterFriends – he’s written up his reflections of it (including a video) here.