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Video discovery service ffwd has created a new project called Twitmatic, which surfaces videos being shared by Twitter users. Like the OneRiot “real-time” video search engine that we covered yesterday, Twitmatic tries to extract timely and relevant stuff to watch by analyzing postings and social activity […]

twitmaticVideo discovery service ffwd has created a new project called Twitmatic, which surfaces videos being shared by Twitter users. Like the OneRiot “real-time” video search engine that we covered yesterday, Twitmatic tries to extract timely and relevant stuff to watch by analyzing postings and social activity on the web.

Twitmatic was a little weird when we tried it earlier today, but it seems to be working fine now. Yes, there’s a lot of missing functionality — right now it’s pretty much just a random video plopped on your screen — but ffwd has already promised via blog post to add features such as support for Twitter trending terms, search and permalinks. What I like is that Twitmatic is already bringing in a wider variety of video hosts than most video popularity indexes, with Yahoo, MySpace, Qik, Vimeo, Viddler and of course YouTube showing up just now. But I have to give it a major ding for alerting me to the existence of this Barbie music video.

  1. Excellent article. I have been networking with twitter for a couple of weeks now and I have met a bunch of interesting people. It is a great place to network with like minded people.

    http://twitter.com/spryka

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  2. [...] Twitmatic lets you search, browse and watch videos from the Twittersphere. (Epicenter Blog) See our initial impressions of the first [...]

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  3. [...] like Tweetdeck to add those images and embeds. Competitors in the social video space include ffwd’s Twtimatic and [...]

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  4. [...] Twitvid doesn’t license the Fire Hose, but it’s in a unique position because it has a lot of real-time data of its own. And Twidvid isn’t just trying to outsmart search bigwigs like Google and Microsoft; it’s also competing with similar offerings from Twitmatic and Oneriot, both of which we’ve covered before. [...]

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  5. [...] ffwd Hops on Twitter Bandwagon with Twitmatic, NewTeeVee [...]

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