Posts Tagged 'mashup'

The Inspiration that is Twitter


Ironically, it has managed to spawn more innovations and hype—clients, web applications, memes, contests, meetups—than any of the big, bloated social networks. This is interesting because Twitter is not just a “web application”, which, literally, is an application that exists on and uses the Web. It’s an activity taking on many different forms in scattered locations, whose very nature seems viral, and whose openness seems almost unprecedented.

     That was taken from this fun and informative read, The Inspiration that is Twitter at Wisdump. The article doesn’t just mention what Twitter has inspired but shows ton of great links with snapshots of a good deal of them.

     Links to Twitter inspired services, mashups, and even t-shirts abound in the article. Want to poll your friends? Find the hottest links shared on Twitter? See the latest memes? Find the top followers and followed folks?  Then the links are here in this post.

     All this goodness is well organized into groups, with pictures to highlight quite a few of the services.  My favorite stuff is the Twitter related t-shirts.  Now I’ve got to go buy some.  Do you sell any?!  Give us some links.

     Give this great article a perusal and learn more about Twitter and all the things it’s spawned.

Twitter Top 5 Things We Wish We Could Do


I and several hundred contacts love Twitter. Here my Twitter page. We love it so much in fact, that we really wish there were more things you could do with it.

To be fair, there are already a ton of good Twitter tools out there. Here’s a link to the Twitter wiki. Of all of those, the one folks seem to be using the most is the linkage with iwantsandy.

Yes, things exist, but could there be more? The rest of us think so. Here’s 10 ideas.

1. Order takeout – my favorite choice – this idea is copyright Todd Jordan @2008.

2. Send tweets of support to the  troops of your choice – idea from @Dayngr

3. Dictionary lookup – perhaps via @dict? Syntax such as @dict en renegade with the 1st def returned in 140 chars or less?

4. Make phone calls – perhaps through special Twitter application?

5. Distribution of tweets to email or blog via tags or key words – very useful potential here – perhaps tweet to @postit?

What are your ideas? Are you a startup with a great Twitter mashup? Comment, leave me an email – tojosan/gmail, or DM me on Twitter, @tojosan.

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