Archive for the ‘twitter’ Category

What if your favorite tweet became a visual thing instead of text that is 140 characters?  Well with Twitter: The Criterion Collection that question was answered

Twitter: The Criterion Collection from sween on Vimeo.

What if Twitter… came to life?

We asked some of our friends to film their favorite tweets. We didn’t care how they did it. They could read it. They could act it. They could do it with puppets. Whatever they wanted. The only rules were it had to be a tweet written by someone else and it had to contain the entire tweet and nothing but the tweet.

This is what they gave us.

We hope you enjoy it.

@poeks & @sween


Check out this video from 2006 of Biz Stone talking about Twttr?  Yep thats right at the beginning of the service Twitter was actually known as Twttr.

or another blast in the past check out this blog post announcing the service know as twttr.  kinda kool to look back.

So for some time now I have seen my name show up on twitter lists of people I follow called Conversationlist and I always wondered due to multiple people having this list how is it created and maintained?  Well that is when I discovered the site Conversationlist.

A conversationlist is your attention transformed into a tweetstream

To be a little more specific, a “conversationlist” is a Twitter list of the people that you talk to (and about) on Twitter. The list is automatically updated daily, so that it always reflects the people that you are paying attention to right now. If you @reply (or @mention) someone, they’re added to your list. If you stop talking to that person, they drop off your list.

So after finding this out.  I jumped over, authorized the service to access my twitter feed, and bam it created the list for me!  Pretty kool and a great way to have a list of people you are talking to on a daily basis.

Like I mentioned its super easy, customizable, I don’t have to do anything, and hey its fun!

So check it out and maybe I will find myself on your Conversationlist soon!

So I joined Twitter back in July 2006 so to now be able to tell you who first followed me would be kinda tough unless of course I kept all my follower emails which with almost 7000 followers would be a couple.

I always wondered who was my first follower?  Who was that first person to start getting all those geeky posts?  Well with the site FirstFollower I now have that information and it happens to be Sergio Ruiz from Ashland, OH who says he is a code jockey.

So there you have it kind of a fun little way to see who your first follower was…now jump on over and check it out.

badkittie has a new story on what looks to be a new Twitter client about to hit the beta scene called Bad Kitty.  Now like precentral I dont know much about this new app but it definately has an interesting look to it.  Here is a little video with a “first look”

Bad Kitty first look… from hal saville on Vimeo.

I have to say I am a big fan of Tweed so it is gonna take a lot to move me from that app but hey I am always up for lookiing into new ones and competition is never a bad thing either. As I hear more I will let you know via the blog and/or twitter.

You can follow the company Superhuman Industries or the application Bad Kitty both on Twitter



Found this new little service called Listiti via Louis Gray today that I guess would be best described as Google alerts meets Twitter lists.  Now the difference here is you will only get alerted when someone on the list you are monitoring mentions the keyword instead of everytime the keyword might be mentioned out there on the interwebs

How would that be any more useful?   Well it gives you a more concentrated list to work with.   Maybe you just wanna know when one of YOUR friends mentions an Android phone or maybe you only want to know when a list of social media experts you have talks about Twitter lists..the examples go on and on.


Some little bits on the service it is free, you cant use operators like OR you just have to create a new search in that case, you will get an alert every hour but they are working on having a daily digest in the future, and it was created by Xavier Damman.

I think it is a kool little alert service that like I mentioned can allow you to have a smaller group to concentrate on for your alerts from people you might consider friends, experts, or whatever.

[follow Listiti on Twitter]


Dave Winer wanted an easy way to browse all the Twitter Lists that are popping up these days so he created List Browser for us all to play around with.

Its pretty easy and simple to use.  You just put a Twitter handle in the search box and it will give you all the lists that user has created.


Once you have a list loaded up you can see everyone on the list with their avatar, their bio from twitter, how many followers they have as well as how many people they follow, and then a link back to their Twitter profile.  Oh yeah also if you click on one of the names in the list you will be taken to their page listing the lists they have created.


The other interesting about the list is it also has Disqus commenting so you can talk with others about the lists and maybe give your thoughts on it.

Overall a kool little app to use for quick searching of the lists.   Thanks Dave!

[found via]


So have you had lists on Twitter for awhile?  Maybe you just got the functionality and are ready to go list crazy and put them to work for you.  Either way there is a new service called Listorious that allows you to search and follow new lists created by users.  You can even add your lists, tag them, and share them with others as well.  A pretty kool little service for a new feature that I am just loving!

From the website:

Twitter’s new Lists feature allows anyone to curate the real time web. Listorious makes it easy to find the best lists of Twitter users on any given topic, and for list creator to publicize their lists.

This site was created using new Twitter List API. Thanks to the Twitter team for their support.

Listorious was created by Sawhorse Media in New York City. If you have comments or questions, please email hello at or contact us on Twitter at @sawhorse.

Follow @listorious for site news and updates about interesting lists.

So there you have it. Go grab you some lists.

Here are a few I have created [of course if you dont have the lists feature yet you won’t be able to see them]

social media list
the social geeks list
a friendfeed list



So one of the Twitter related services that has been on my radar the past few months is Brizzly which to me takes the Twitter service and puts it at another level. It really gives you some features you wont find just using and has some features you wont find in other twitter services and apps.


Today Brizzly added another feature to put them even higher up on my kool services when they went ahead and integrated your facebook within the service. Basically once you add your Facebook account to Brizzly its just like you added another twitter account. Just click on the facebook icon and you are in the facebook world….get tired of that and want to go back to twitter….click the twitter icon and bam your back to 140 character goodness.

So far in my early findings it is pretty quick to pull the updates from Facebook but one thing I would love to see is the ability to pull my Facebook groups I have created to better follow my friends.  Also at this time I do not think you can add pics or video from Brizzly to Facebook.

This week I wrote a blog post about going back to as my default Twitter client with the help of Lists and Greasemonkey scritps but with the addition of Facebook and when Brizzly is able to full my lists from Twitter with the list API I will seriously consider moving 100% over to Brizzly.

Wanna check out all the Brizzly goodness and see what you think of the Facebook integration? I got 10 invites to give out so just DM me on Twitter with your email address and say I wanna check out Brizzly and I will shoot one your way!


Pimp Twitter With pbtweet

So earlier today I had written a post about going back to as my default Twitter client with one of the reasons being was the kool greasemonkey scripts out there that allowed you to get extra functionality not available as standard options.

Well after I posted that I had a reply from Mitchell McKenna who pointed me in the direction of a script to use called pbtweet (had been using troynt).  So I decided to check out the site and must say I have been really impressed with it and think it will be my default script for enhancing my twitter experience.

Here is a little video showing some of the highlights (shows an install on a mac but you can use it with greasemonkey as well like I did)

Overall I really like the placement of the RT, via, DM, and translation buttons, the picture integration and throwing a thumbnail on the right of the tweet, the threaded conversation bubbles are pretty sweet, and the pagination as well.

I also have to say the developers have been really great in answering questions I had about an issue with the retweet button and they got right back to me and gave me a fix. Always a plus!

So if you are looking for ways to tweak your twitter experience I would recommend checking out pbtweet.