In a thought-provoking post, Sustainable Life Media blogger John Friedman writes about the importance of your social media presence and how each of us is judged — for better or for worse — by the tweets, posts and photos we choose to share online.
"A few choice words can define you," Friedman says, and reminds us how easily information — positive or negative — can be shared these days. And how difficult it is to take back something you share online but later regret. (Just ask former congressman Anthony Weiner.)
So, if it's true that "you are what you tweet"...what are you? What few choice words define you?
Now there's a cool new tool that will show you. Tweet Topic Explorer lets you see the topics you (or any other Twitterer) mention most frequently in your tweets. And what's really cool is that Tweet Topic Explorer displays your topics in word bubbles grouped in cloud-like clusters and sized based on the number of times each word is used. (Adjunct words such as the, an, etc. are conveniently ignored.)
Here is the infographic based on our own Twitter account, @PerdueCreative:
It's not surprising to see words like marketing, social, media, blog, video, YouTube and Twitter, since that's the business we're in. But it's nice to see words like green, love, life and help bubbling up to define us as well.
Pretty neat, huh? Test drive Tweet Topic Explorer yourself, and see what words are defining you. And if you'd like a little help coming up with better words, better ways to use words, or a better social media plan, use your words to contact us here or on Twitter @PerdueCreative. We'd love to help define you.