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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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  10. We have about 70+ twitter apps listed now. Twitter community and forums

    http://www.twittown.com

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  11. Twitterbox for the Win dows

    http://urltea.com/eeq

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  12. Hey thanks for the tips – Twittervision looks really cool, I’ll have to check it out.

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  13. Two new tools just launched:

    Twitter Answers with TweetAnswers – Ask questions and get answers! Simple to use: “@tweetanswers #topic Your question”

    LiveTwitting for conference and event coverage through twittering. Records all your coverage, includes speaker and topic organization through simple commands.

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  14. I’m so sick of Twitter & hearing about it! Die Twitter, DIE!!

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  15. You might want to take a look at Twitterdoodle. This WP plugin allows you to automatically create twitter keyword/keyword phrase mashup posts on a regular basis.

    More info: http://www.lessnau.com/twitterdoodle/

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  16. If you use both Twitter and FriendFeed, you might like MySocialChatter.com

    Simultaneously manage both Twitter and FriendFeed from the same browser window. Frames are adjustable and both sites refresh every 60 seconds.

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  17. Ta-da! *announcing the latest Twitter trick*

    Squidoo.com just launched TWTTRSTRM.com, a free tool that lets you ask your followers a question and archive the answers on a Squidoo lens. Great way to pick your followers’ minds and keep track of their knowledge.

    ~Kimberly
    Community & Charity Organizer on Squidoo
    @squidoonews
    @twttrstrm

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  18. Here’s another very useful browser plugin that works with Twitter. It lets you highlight and tweet any text snippet from your browser – Tweet All About It (http://www.tweetallaboutit.com)

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  19. If you dont want to hand over your twitter usernames and passwords to a third party website but want to implement a “keyword” autofollow
    Or
    if you are running multiple accounts and need more than 100 api hits an hour (if you get your ip address whitelisted you can get 20,000 api calls an hour).

    Then check out http://www.MyTwitterButler.com for $10 it’s a windows .net application that run directly on your pc instead of in the cloud.

    It does two things;

    1/ Auto Follows Users with up to 4 search terms per twitter account (allows multiple accoutns – I run mine with 11 accounts simultaneously but it slows it down).

    2/ Direct Message Broadcast – you can send a direct message to all you users with just one click.

    Cheers,
    Dean

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  20. http://textsnip.com is a good way to paste a large block of text into a tweet. no password, no sign up

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  21. I love the twitteriffic one, Thanks for the great tips!

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  22. Thanks for the great tools, I really like the twitterific tool. Also, you should check out these other great tips i found 201 Twitter Tools and Twitter Apps.
    It’s a free pdf download on his blog here
    http://www.dtalpha.com/talkback/?p=355

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  23. Great post! You should add Ref.ly to your list. It’s an amazing new tool for turning Bible verses into short URLs.

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  24. Twitter is really a great invention, but I think blogging is even more important to create some traffic. But I can use some of the tips.

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