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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.


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 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