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29 April 2008

Twitter Tools that in Theory Could Be Useful

A lot of these are the information-sifting equivalent of a glass unicorn collection: novelty crap that imbues you with a false sense of productivity. Fun if you're into that sorta thing.

Which, at present, I am.

I'll update this list as I discover more Oohs and Aahs. In the meantime:
  • Twhirl. (Download.) Ports tweets into a user-friendly chat box. You will never use AIM again. Sift replies, file goodies and retweet at leisure. Discovered via @stevehall.
  • TweetStats. Pop in a username and get colourful graphs on month-to-month Twitter use, aggregate daily and hourly tweets, people replied to most, interfaces preferred. There's gotta be a practical application for this. Indeed there is: identifying bots. Discovered via @griner.
  • tweet clouds. Creates a tag cloud of words you tweet most. Via @WillWheeler.
  • TwitterSnooze. Following somebody who's live-tweeting a really lame ad conference? Snooze that bastard. Customize length of days. Via @scobleizer, who invited people to snooze him at will. (There's a guy who's comfortable with his public persona.)
  • twitterverse. Sorta like Google Zeitgeist. Tells you what people are tweeting about today. Via @mikedelgado.
  • twitterlocal. Lets you filter tweets by geographic location.
  • twistori. The reason I decided to compile this list. Zeroes in on when people tweet love, hate, think, believe, feel, and wish. Click on one for real-time emo-vision. Sometimes it's mundane ("i hate the dentist") or provocative ("i hate not knowing"); other times just random ("i love burnt cheese." Me too, incidentally). Via @florianseroussi.
  • Intwition. Tracks what links are, were, or will be popular.

4 comments:

Steve Hall said...

You are such a total Twitter geek now:-)

Angela Natividad said...

Yeah, I'm ashamed to look at myself in the mirror in the morning.

Jolie O'Dell said...

Dude, the last one so reminds me of http://wefeelfine.org. It tweaked my melon the first time I saw it.

Anonymous said...

Check out Digsby. It's in beta right now, but it looks very promising