There’s one tiny but cool Twitter hack I had some success with, so decided to share: give your Tweets more exposure with auto-retweet Twitter bots.
How do auto-RT bots work?
These are scripts that publish things a Twitter users tweet about to their own profile, thus collecting information on a specific topic.
Why can getting retweeted by such a bot be a good idea?
Many of those bots have a lot of followers and are also tracked by mass media. I for one got a really good link due to one of such retweets, hence my sharing this tip. (Please note, I don’t suggest going after some spammy bots, the bots listed here are all quite powerful, fun and useful).
How can I get retweeted by one of those bots?
Here are a few really good examples (Notice the “Key terms” column to get an idea how to get retweeted by each one):
|RT bot||Key terms||Followers|
|HowToTweets||“How to”||~ 7K|
|ShutUpMeg||“Shut up”||~ 1K|
|FireFoxSux||“Firefox” and “sucks”||~ 100|
Any more powerful Twitter bots to be aware of?