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Popular Twitter App: InstantTweets

February 9, 2010
By Ron
Popular Twitter App:  InstantTweets

Our most popular Twitter app review in the month of  January was about the InstantTweets application. InstantTweets is a plugin for Firefox that allows users to tweet what they’re reading instantly. It lets users tweet webpages and images. Simply enter the text for your tweet and click the little blue bird. Try it for yourself. Download the...
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Flocking.me App Lets You Search Only Friend’s Tweets

December 21, 2009
By Ron
Flocking.me App Lets You Search Only Friend’s Tweets

Searching Twitter can become quite a daunting task. Now that there are some 200 million tweeple (and growing) some searches could lead to quite a mess of information that might take too long to weed through. Sometimes you might just want to know what your friends have to say about a subject. And so comes Flocking.me to...
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PeopleBrowsr: The Richest Twitter Interface Imaginable

December 19, 2009
By Ron
PeopleBrowsr:  The Richest Twitter Interface Imaginable

Many people who enjoy and rely on Twitter for news and information find surfing and managing is best with a third party client.  Often the popular services such as TweetDeck or Seesmic are chosen. These are good applications and are sufficient for most daily Twitter needs. But some of us are looking for more. With PeopleBrowsr, look...
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Twitter Hacked

December 18, 2009
By Ron
Twitter Hacked

On the evening of December 17th Twitter was hacked. A group cliain to be the “Iranian Cyber Army” managed to compromise Twitter’s DNS records and replace the home page with their own banner. The attack took down the site for a couple of hours though the firehose of the datafeed continued uninterrupted. Twitter is back online now...
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Stock Twits

December 12, 2009
By Ron
Stock Twits

Yes it just might be possibile to use Twitter to make (or lose) money in the stock market. A web-based free application called Stock Twits is poised to become the Twitter equivalent of the trading floor.  Here investors can share tips and quotes.  The big box on the site asks you “What are you trading?” You...
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TweetDeck Now Offers List Directory, Competes with Listorious

December 11, 2009
By Ron
TweetDeck Now Offers List Directory, Competes with Listorious

One of the more interesting things Twitter apps can help us with is finding interesting people to follow. Interest of course vary by individual. For a while a user-generated service called Listorious has been the best option.  One can go there to find top-ranked lists of people, such as NFL stars, or CEO’s of corporations as...
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Twitter Reaches 50,000 Apps, Will Open Firehose of Data

December 9, 2009
By Ron
Twitter Reaches 50,000 Apps, Will Open Firehose of Data

The world of Twitter app production is soon to get a lot more power, which is a good thing because according to Twitter’s Director of Platform Ryan Sarve, as of today Twitter has accumulated 50,000 apps. The company has announced it will be offering access to the data firehose in early 2010. Thi information is only presently available to...
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Friend or Follow

December 7, 2009
By Ron
Friend or Follow

Twitter encourages you to build a base of friends.  But as we know, not all friends are created equal. If you happen to be a celebrity and everyone wants to hear what you have to say, then chances are you will have a large natural following and you yourself will follow very few others. If you want to...
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