I recently visited the size of Sarah Perez who is running the excellent Sarah in Tampa blog where a Twitter Follower counter caught my attention. The counter looks very similar to the Feedburner counter that I have added to my blog to display the number of users who are reading my RSS Feed each day.
The Twitter counter works similar only that it is displaying the Twitter followers of a Twitter account. I'm not using Twitter but I think this could be interesting to the "social inclined" webmasters who read my blog.
You can head over to Twitter Counter if you want to create your own Twitter Follower counter to display your followers on your blog, website or even forum signature. All you need to do is enter your Twitter username and copy and paste the code that is displayed.
Users can also take a look at the amount of followers of the last seven days and even discover the top 100 Twitter users with the most followers. Below is an example of place 12 on that list from a user named HotDogsLadies with an impressive amount of followers.
Visitors can look at the amount of followers of every Twitter account and even embed the stats from someone else on their website to show off, similar to those users who embed Feedburner accounts of other webmasters to display a larger number of RSS Feed readers.
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