A few weeks ago, I posted a tag cloud based on the Twitter lists that are following me. This provided me with a useful pool of information about how other Twitter users perceive me. A slightly different Twitter tool is Tweetcloud. Tweetcloud creates a cloud of the words that appear most often in my tweets over the past 30 days. Thus unlike, the previous tags, I am in 100% control over this cloud. Nevertheless, when you post dozens of tweets in a day, as I do, the sum of your tweets over a month can surprise you:
Again Phoenix features prominently in this cloud, but urban is nowhere to be found. This indicates that I will need to make a more conscious effort to post about urban issues and events, if i want to make headway in my quest to position myself as an ‘urbanist.’
To keep tabs on my personal branding, I will create a tweet cloud of my most common words on a monthly basis, as well as revisit the Twitter list cloud from time to time. Stay tuned.