When Twitter opened their API in 2008 the web exploded with all manner of tools and applications that took information from Twitter and manipulated it in various ways. Good examples of this are TweetDeck, Twhirl and the numerous mobile interfaces that are available on the iPhone, Blackberry and pretty much every other handset, too.

Recently we’ve seen a wave of analytical tools become available for Twitter and in this post I’ll take a look at three of the better ones: Twittercounter, Twitalyzer and Twitter Grader.

Twittercounter

Twittercounter.com bills itself as ‘the ultimate Twitter statistics provider’ and it certain packs its weight when it comes to analytics.

Twittercounter.com

Enter your username and the site will quickly provide you with a wealth of information about your account, including a prediction on your number of followers (tomorrow, and the next 30 days, although this can be modified to any number you like: try looking 3650 days, or ten years ahead! :) ), your daily average growth, where you rank in the Twittersphere (by popularity), and so on.

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