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45 Twitter Apps for Churches

Today we share with you 45 Twitter apps that churches can benefit from! Twitter is a social networking and micro-blogging service that enables its users to send and read other users’ updates known as tweets. Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 bytes in length. Updates are displayed on the user’s profile page and delivered to other users who have signed up to receive them. Senders can restrict delivery to those in their circle of friends.

Images/Audio/Files

autopostr
Autopostr
If you have a flickr account Autopostr will let your friends know when you post a new photo.
Ministry Uses: Use for children’s ministry programs, youth events, or church events that you run.

TweetCube
Allows you to post zip, .rar, .pdf, .jpg, .png, .gif, .mp3 and .txt files that can be shared.
Ministry Uses: Get files to your church members instantly. Post your sermon podcasts!

Twideeo
You can upload videos to this service, then they generate a twitter link for your video.
Ministry Uses: Upload your sermon video! Or that funny video your youth pastor created!

Twit+
You can post photos, video, or files using this service. Will allow you to post publicly or privately for your friends.
Ministry Uses: Upload member only content. Share it only to your church members.

Twitxr
Allows you to post photos from your mobile phone to your Twitter account.
Ministry Uses: If you want to share your mission trip with your church.

Twitpic
You can share photos with this service.
Ministry Uses: Share event photos.

Twitsay
Add a audio recording to your Twitter.
Ministry Uses: Update your church on the road.

Twittershare
Desktop Software for PC or Mac that allows you to tweet your photos.
Ministry Uses: Share event photos.

VisualTwitter
Post photos to your Twitter account.
Ministry Uses: Share event photos.

Mobile

twiterforiphone

Twitter for iPhone
Twitter iPhone app.
Ministry Uses: Update your Twitter account on your iPhone.

EmailTwitter
You can send tweets from your cellphone without SMS charges.
Ministry Uses: Post to your twitter account when you only have email access.

iTwtr
iPhone App
Ministry Uses: Update your Twitter account on your iPhone.

Pocket Tweets
Web based Twitter for the iPhone.
Ministry Uses: Update your Twitter account on your iPhone.

Twittai
Web-based app that works with over 200 phones.
Ministry Uses: Update your Twitter account on your phone.

TwitterFone
You can update your twitter from your mobile phone.
Ministry Uses: Update your Twitter account on your phone.

Qik
Stream video from your mobile phone to twitter.
Ministry Uses: Share what you are currently looking at/visiting with your church.

Twitroid
Mobile app for Android phones.
Ministry Uses: Update your Twitter account on your Android phone.

Tools

stawpoll

StrawPoll
Sends out polls on Twitter that you can participate on.
Ministry Uses: Send out a poll on a topic you are studying for a sermon.

TweetBeep
Works like Google Alerts. It will send you an alert anytime a keyword you set is mentioned on twitter.
Ministry Uses: Watch keywords like: god and church. See what the community is talking about.

TwitGraph
Creates a graph based on information from Twitter. Top posts, top links, and replies.
Ministry Uses: Keep up-to-date as to what the community is chatting about. Could provide some good sermon material.

Twitterlinkr
Shows the popular links that people are posting to Twitter.
Ministry Uses: See where people are linking to. Can find good and funny sermon resources.

Sitevolume
Shows you how many times a word has been used on Twitter.
Ministry Uses: Track how often people are using key words. Could be used to generate sermon ideas.

Tweetburner
Gives you click stats for your link tweets.
Ministry Uses: Track how many people are interacting with your tweets.

Twittermeter
Shows popularity of a word used on Twitter. Also allows you to compare two words.
Ministry Uses: Compare how common words are being used on twitter.

TweetVolume
Can see how many times a word is used. Allows you to compare up-to five words.
Ministry Uses: Compare how common words are being used on twitter.

Tweetmeme
Displays popular topics and those posting about the topic.
Ministry Uses: See what the community is talking about. Good sermon material.

Twist
Provides trends on what people are saying on Twitter.
Ministry Uses: See trends in what the community is talking about.

Twittermeter
Another keyword compare tool that shows everything in a graphical format.
Ministry Uses: Compare how common words are being used on twitter.

Bkkeepr
Track the books you read on twitter.
Ministry Uses: Share your reading material with your church.

My Tweeple
Manage your friends and followers on one page.
Ministry Uses: Just easier to manage your friends.

Tweetclouds
Creates a tag cloud for your tweets.
Ministry Uses: Allows for others to find topics quicker.

Tweet Clouds
Another app that creates a tag cloud for your tweets.
Ministry Uses: Allows for others to find your topics quicker.

twtcard
Send a e-card through Twitter.
Ministry Uses: Send a personalized card to your church members.

twtpoll
Create polls and send them out to Twitter or Facebook
Ministry Uses: Create a poll on a topic you are studying.

Twuffer
Schedule your tweets in advance.
Ministry Uses: Great for setting up verse of the day, class reminders, and service reminders.

Twuffer
Promote your events with this tool.
Ministry Uses: Send in your events and promote them to a larger audience.

Twittertise
Allows you to advertise on Twitter, gives you tools to track the success of a campaign.
Ministry Uses: Start advertising your church on Twitter!

Posting

grouptweet

GroupTweet
Allows you to post private tweets.
Ministry Uses: Setup your church members, or deacons, or staff on their own tweet feed.

HelloTxt
Update twitter as well as other micro blogs from one place.
Ministry Uses: Update all your sites in one place!

OutTwit
An Outlook tool that will email you when a friend sends out a tweet.
Ministry Uses: You can watch your twitter feed in your email. Nice if you don’t want to have to login to Twitter all the time.

Twhirl
Desktop client that allows you to update twitter. Lots of cool features.
Ministry Uses: Update your Twitter feed right from your desktop.

TweetLater
Allows you to schedule your Twitter posts.
Ministry Uses: Schedule your Twitter posts. I imagine that this would be useful for verse of the day, reminding of events, and service times.

Twits Like Me
Find people who share interests like you.
Ministry Uses: Share with your members as a way to reach out to those who share common interests.

TwitterCal
Post Google calender events to your Twitter accounts
Ministry Uses: If you are using Google Calender, this would be great to remind people of events your church has going on.

Twitterfeed
Posts your blog entries on your Twitter account.
Ministry Uses: Save time, post to your blog, then let it update to Twitter.

Twittermail.com
Post an account by sending an email to a unique email address.
Ministry Uses: For when your on the road, you can email in a Twitter update.

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