Top Tweets from 2009

Top Tweets from 2009

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Well, sort of. I started using Hootsuite, a web based Twitter app, in mid-April 2009. I like many of the site’s features, especially the ability to schedule tweets, manage multiple social media accounts, monitor keywords and track link stats via their propietary URL shortener ow.ly. Get it? Hoot as in “owl.” Pretty clever and just as effective as bit.ly, though I use that occasionally, as well.

HootsuiteAt any rate, I have become pretty reliant on Hootsuite and use it almost exclusively when tweeting from my desk. When on Blackberry, I use ÜberTwitter which also offers built in bit.ly URL shortening functionality.

Basically, I was curious to see which of my tweets generated the most interest in 2009. The challenge, however, comes in determining how to measure that. The closest I can estimate is by looking at those with the most clicks.

As mentioned in a previous post (TweetLevel: Rating Twitter’s Influence), I try to strike a 30/30/30/10 balance between politics, communications, personal and miscellaneous tweets. Given the link popularity, looks like that strategy has worked pretty well.

Here’s how they stacked up in 2009:

  1. http://ow.ly/dWXc
    Arlington (Va): The Rap http://ow.ly/dWXc So when people tell me Remy where you calling from? I say a straight up thug town called Arlington 
    1083 Clicks

  2. http://ow.ly/NYZ5
    TMZ reporting that actress Brittany Murphy, 32, died this morning after suffering full cardiac arrest http://ow.ly/NYZ5
    1023 Clicks

  3. http://ow.ly/HDqs
    Congress’ Best (And Worst) Committee Web Sites http://ow.ly/HDqs (via @nationaljournal) Reviewers @sheiladcusa @cheeky_geeky @JohnWonderlich
    847 Clicks

  4. http://ow.ly/HZFW
    Tiger Woods, Obama On Golf Digest Cover Together (PHOTO) http://ow.ly/HZFW
    750 Clicks

  5. http://ow.ly/AjxV
    George W. Bush Secretly Visits Fort Hood Victims http://ow.ly/AjxV
    671 Clicks

  6. http://ow.ly/s1pr
    @DanaPerino is all fired up! RT @rooseveltroom VIDEO: Unfit to Host? http://ow.ly/s1pr #olympics #chicago2016 
    217 Clicks

  7. http://ow.ly/kutI
    Ex-Bush flacks find footing http://ow.ly/kutI w/ Ari @DanaPerino @ScottStanzel @TonyFratto @ksullie Nice pic, Dan B! (via @politico
    167 Clicks

  8. http://ow.ly/ufHl
    VIDEO: Liz Cheney, Bill Kristol and Debra Burlingame launch new group “Keep America Safe” http://ow.ly/ufHl
    136 Clicks

  9. http://ow.ly/gO4a
    Goodbye to dot com domains? Yes ICANN! http://ow.ly/gO4a But @Slate says don’t do it!
    122 Clicks

  10. http://ow.ly/40Pp
    Why Google Wants You To Google Yourself (TIME) http://ow.ly/40Pp Interesting take on the future of the “vanity search”
    109 Clicks

My two most popular bit.ly links were retweets (RT) that generated 680 and 143 clicks each which would’ve placed them at #5 and #8 respectively on the list above.

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