There is nothing that beats the power of Twitter when it comes to growing professionally using social media. I have written a lot on this topic and my master thesis is buzzing with all kinds of academic evidence that support my claim. You might be thinking why Twitter is making such a big fanfare in the world of academia. The answer is simple: it works.
With WeFollow you can search for people by interest and sort them by their Prominence Score. This ranking system lets you quickly discover, follow and learn from the most prominent people around the world.
Twitscoop allows you to receive, send tweets, and find new friends instantly, without ever reloading your page. Search and follow what's buzzing on twitter in real-time.
Nearby tweets allows you to search local tweets from Twitter by location and keyword. By default it will show you tweets near your current location.
Tweetbeep is like Google Alerts for Twitter. It allows you to keep track of conversations that mention you, or anything else with hourly updates! You can even keep track of who's tweeting your website or blog, even if they use a shortened URL (like bit.ly or tinyurl.com).
This is a real time personalized newspaper generated from your Twitter account. You can create a newspaper for any topic of your interest. Topical newspapers are based on streams produced by Twitter lists or Twitter search.
Paper.li is a content curation service. It enables people to publish newspapers based on topics they like and treat their readers to fresh news, daily
This is a great Twitter app that allows users to arrange their feeds with customizable columns, use filters, schedule tweets and stay up to date.
This is one of the most popular platforms online. It allows you to manage multiple Twitter profiles and track your tweets very easily and many more.
Twups is a twitter aggregator, pulling the most popular twitter topics into one place, so you can keep up to date on what is going on in the world, via twitter