Tracking Keyword Subscribers On Twitter Search

Date : 2008/12/04 In - Tech Op-Ed - Tags : , ,
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Monitoring keywords on Twitter has become more fun than following users, and I think that everybody is starting to feel those invisible eyes scrutinizing their updates:

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I started following him after seeing this message… The increasing use of Twitter Search’ feeds has created the need for a new Twitter tool I can’t seem to find anywhere on the Web: A feed analyzer that can tell me how many people have subscribed to a given keyword. For example, if I knew that 5,000 people had subscribed to the keywords “Twitter sucks”, then the title of my next blog post would contain those keywords.

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Unfortunately, I wouldn’t be surprised if that were the black gold on which Twitter is intending to monetize its service. I am sure that most people pay much more attention to the keywords they track, and much less to the updates of the people they follow. As a business, I would be more interested in reaching those keyword subscribers. I would optimize my tweets so that it reaches those subscribers’ RSS reader or email inbox. I could even optimize an affiliate business where specific keywords lead the way from tweet to Amazon recommended products.

What do you think? First, have you heard of such a service for Twitter? If not, do you think that is how Twitter intends to monetize their platform, or do you think that this tool shall see the day in a near future?

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