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So, yeah, I’m getting sick of Twitter. Maybe these five add-ons will help convince my Internet-ruined ADD attention span to stick to the service for a bit longer. A lot of people are trying to think up the next Twitter trick — here’s some that are […]

So, yeah, I’m getting sick of Twitter. Maybe these five add-ons will help convince my Internet-ruined ADD attention span to stick to the service for a bit longer. A lot of people are trying to think up the next Twitter trick — here’s some that are already out there:

  1. Twitterment: Search Twitter using keywords, and compare the buzz between different words. Check boring vs fun — guess Twitterers are the glass half full types. Epicenter calls it a marketing executive’s dream, created by eBiquity Research Group.
  2. Twittervision: Public Twitter feeds overlayed realtime on Google Maps – gives you that it’s a smallworld feeling.
  3. Alex King’s Twitter Tool: Give your WordPress blog the Twitter treatment.
  4. Twitterrific: The Iconfactory’s desktop application lets you post and read twitter feeds. Simple but nice for those design-needy Mac fans.
  5. Where.com’s GPS Twitter: Adds your current GPS-based location to your Twitter feeds from your mobile phone.

And I’ll throw the boss a bone and include his Twitter try as a runner up:

Om’s Flurry Twitter Hack: Download the mobile mail Flurry application, and add RSS feeds from your Twitter friends. Save money. Sweet.

  1. Twitterment shows ???? for tweats in other languages…

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  2. and for the Windows readers of GigaOM I’d like to toss in my own TwitBox – http://www.winextra.com/twitbox-for-twitter/

    :)

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  3. Argh…so tired of Twitter news…navel gazing technology for human debris. I’ve used it, and I just don’t see what the HUGE deal is. Maybe I’m too young.

    stabs Twitter

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  4. If you´re not addicted yet and want a fancy twitter2go client for your mobile, check our free cellity tweeter here, life is too short to get discontwitted:

    http://www.getjar.com/products/10007/cellitytweeterTHEmobileTwitterclient

    Hope you don´t mind me tossing it into the ring, Om ;-)

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  5. Great list. I found a fun one the other day – http://www.tweetweet.com

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  6. Thanks for sharing us some tips. I don’t visit twitter very often.

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  7. Jay (living in First Life) Sunday, May 13, 2007

    Why give so much coverage to something so inane as Twitter? Not many people use it. I’d be shocked if over 100,000 people care about this. It was DOA and still is Dead.

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  8. Culd I suggest gTwitter too? A Twitter client for Linux: http://code.google.com/p/gtwitter/

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  9. http://www.mobifeedlive.com is also pretty fun.

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