Some time ago I started using StumbleUpon to shorten the links in my Twitter stream. It means that not only am I able to share links with my network – but I am able to tap into the already existing StumbleUpon network to reach audiences who are already interested in the topics which I share.

And while su.pr provides some basic analytics around the time for tweeting, how can we find more information about the “best” time to tweet? Dan Zarella has done a great deal of research into the world of social networks and the folks from KissMetrics have turned this data into an infographic. What does it confirm? For me it’s very similar to direct email – Wednesdays around midday are gold – it’s hump hour on hump day and we need a pleasant and relevant distraction. Make sure your most important tweets count.

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