Twitter: The Best Of The Week (April 4-April 10, 2009)

This is a weekly series that looks at the best Twitter-related stories, news and articles within the Twittersphere over the last seven days.
Flutter: The New Twitter?

An Explosion In Twitter Traffic
Twitter reached an estimated 14 million users in the USA alone this week. ComScore and others had a look at the traffic, and the average Twitter user is older than you might think.
Create Your Own Twitter Giveaway With
Giveaways and competitions on blogs are an easy and proven way to raise traffic and subscribers. Does it work on Twitter? I haven’t tested the service myself, but Twiveaway claims to make it easy.
URL Shorteners
Which URL shortening service should you use, and are they useful?
( had some issues this week, and I shared my own thoughts on the problems with URL shorteners yesterday.)
Seesmic Desktop: The TweetDeck Killer?
Not quite, said I. But it’s definitely worth checking out.
How To Harpoon The Fail Whale
The fail whale was giving Twitter users fits all week; here’s a couple of tips on how to avoid that most unwelcome of salty guests.
TwitR is promoting itself as the number one Twitter directory. Is it better than Kevin Rose’s Too early to say, but best to add yourself, just in case. (Here’s me.)
TweetDeck 0.25
Version 0.25 of TweetDeck was released this week. New features include rollover previews of shortened URLs and Tinypic thumbnails, as well as improvements in memory usage, and more.
Do You Pass The Social Media Recruitment Test?
So asked Mashable. If not, maybe a Twitter PR agency can help? Or maybe your company shouldn’t be tweeting at all?
This Week On

Enjoy. 🙂