Watch the interview with Marshall Kirkpatrick for background and a walk through on Little Bird that launched in 2011. This Twitter tool helps you quickly find and analyze who the top experts are, including their social graph and interaction with each other, based on keywords you select.
Watch the video and see the original post on TheSocialNetworker for more information.
What I found, as shown in the video, was an interesting filtered approach to looking at what you would once consider Twitter searches. You would then manually sort through the results looking for interesting people to follow or hope to gain their attention. Little Bird does all of this for you and then correlates the experts (or insiders as they are called in the application) to show newest, oldest, most followed and most active experts on Twitter in a tabbed report format. You are able to reply, retweet and favorite results as you would expect.
We reviews hundreds of tools on EverythingTwitter, each with their own unique target. Little Bird aims to be a solution for companies (individuals are welcome to use the service) to find experts they can interact with across Twitter and strengthen relationships and even leverage their social graph. Knowing and graphing what experts follow each other is something I have not seen in other tools.
The site itself is currently in beta and you can easily get a free 14 day trial to see how it works and begin building reports. Head over to Little Bird to get your account and tell Marshall I sent you