TwitterCounter Lists The Number Of Twitter Followers In A Similar Fashion As Feedburner’s FeedCount
Feedburner has a small button that bloggers can place on their websites to show off how many people subscribe to their RSS feed.Â Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten, co-editor at TheNextWeb.org has developed TwitterCounter.com which shows off how many Twitter followers you have.
â€œAt the first Next Web conference, Michael Arrington said he didnâ€™t pay attention to pageviews anymore. For him, it was all about RSS readers. Back then, RSS had just became popular. That was a real eye-opener. From that day on, I have been trying to increase the number of RSS readers on my blogs,” stated BorisÂ “But recently, I asked my (editors note: 1449) Twitter followers why some of them hadnâ€™t subscribed to the Next Web Blog RSS feed. I got a lot of replies from people, most of them saying they were happy enough with the blogâ€™s Twitter feed. That was another eye-opener for me.â€
Given the cultural obsession wrapped around the Twitter culture, I can imagine how fast TwitterCounter will grow quickly.Â But from what I learned, placing the same company name of the service that a company depends on is not a smart move.Â AlexaholicÂ is an example.Â The actual design of TwitterCounter.com looks too similar to Twitter also, it needs a fix.
A feature I like about TwitterCounter is that it tracks follower growth over the course of a week.Â This allows Twitter users to monitor how interesting their mini-blog posts and messages on Twitter.
 TheNextWeb.org: Twittercounter: Feedburner for Twitter by Ernst-Jan Pfauth