Twitter is already a social networking phenomena in its own right and every other person who has an active online presence also seems to be tweeting. Rather than posting directly on twitter.com’s default web interface, here are 6 ways to become a quicker and more effective tweeter, just by tweaking your web browser.
1. How to tweet URLs and post to del.icio.us with one click
Bigtweet allows you to share websites you visit by clicking a bookmarklet which automatically puts the URL which you’re currently browsing into your tweet and shortens it for you. It also posts to del.icio.us and/or Ping.fm so you can even share the URL easily across other social networks.
2. How to tweet URLs and enter contests at the same time
Much like BigTweet, TwitThis also automatically posts the URL you’re currently browsing and shortens it for you. The unique spin here is that you’re able to enter contests as well, which allow you to tweet and win cool prizes at the same time like iPhones and Kindles.
3. How to tweet even faster
With Twitlet, one can tweet just by hitting a bookmarklet on your browser. No installation, no browser extensions, just a simple bookmark, and a window pops up where you put in your dose of 140 characters without having to load twitter. It’s really one of the quickest ways to tweet from a browser. No sign-up required.
4. How to tweet directly from the Firefox address bar
Twitterbar is a Firefox add-on that allows anyone to post to Twitter right from the address bar! Just type in any text you want and press the tweet button. Also convenient for posting URLs, in which you just have to press a button on the browser bookmark toolbar.
5. How to integrate Twitter into your Firefox sidebar
Self-proclaimed ˜best twitter addon for Firefox’, Twitbin allows users to do anything Twitter-related (send/receive updates, messages etc.) right from the Firefox sidebar. Pretty handy if you are sidebar junkie.
6. How to share links and track them on Twitter
If you use the Bit.ly sidebar to post links to Twitter, Facebook, and Gmail, you’ll also be able to see how popular the link is on bit.ly by being able to track the clicks it gets. You’ll also be able to read all existing twitter and friendfeed conversations surrounding the link you’re sharing.