The Art of Twittering. Part II

I promised I'd be back with part deux and you know how I feel about keeping promises... Any new web app (or mobile device, iPod, etc) always inspires a slew of add-ons, third party accessories and software applications. Twitter's no different.

So this post is dedicated to cool stuff to check out if you're into twitter or just checking out the scene.

twitterIf you want to twitter right, you need to be connected wherever you are (who wants to visit the site to update!?). Mobile connectivity is a must.

  • Outlook: OutTwit
  • Blackberry: TwitterBerry
  • iPhone/iPod Touch: Hahlo 3
  • Windows Mobile: HelloTwitFace
  • Windows: TeleTwitter (google)
  • CLI: Twitter CLI (if you don't know what this means, don't dl it)
  • Technorati is to Blogging as Summize is to Twittering. In normal terms, Summize is a search engine that follows twitter feeds exclusively. The best part about it are all of the applications the team has developed.

    My favorite is Twistori, a beautifully designed site that displays twitter messages from anyone who uses any of the following: love, hate, think, believe, feel, wish.

    For example, one twitter-er wrote, " I wish I could work 4 google. Ill sweep their floors. I dnt care. I need 2 learn the ways of the google. I am but a young grasshopper."

    If you're looking for an ingenious and somewhat addicting way to graphically present twitter updates, visit TWITTERVISION

    Another response to David from Forbes: I really think you missed the point of Twitter altogether. As with any major web app.. the beauty is in the expansive collection of data. These startups fail when they can't expand or handle traffic, but mainly if they can't harness the amount of information that passes through.

    For example, take Facebook. You can track music and movie trends, as well as how many times a certain interest is noted. Now add in how you can cross-reference gender, occupation, age... now we're talking. (you really think all those investors were bidding on access to photos from your attendance at last night's frat party?)

    Think of the amazing statistics and reports that come out of these. Wayyy better than a focus group.