Here are a few more tips and tricks that I’ve come across in the Twitter microblogging community:
Twemes: First introduced at DemoCamp by Rochelle Grayson, Twemes is a website that comprehensively sorts and categorizes the things people Twitter about as long as they put a hashtag in front of it. Example, those currently at DrupalCamp Vancouver will be Twittering and including #DCV08 in their updates. If I go to Twemes, or the DrupalCamp website that is aggregating the Tweme, I can see filtered updates specifically pertaining to #DCV08 because of that tag.
Hashtags: I discovered this months after Twemes was released and it follows the same concept although you need to add a “bot” to your account to use it. For Twemes, you don’t need to do anything except start using a hashtag in your keywords/updates.
TwitBin: An alternative to Twitterfox, this slips your Twitter steam into your Firefox sidebar.
Twidget: Add a Twitter widget to your Mac’s dashboard.
Twitter Local: Hat tip to Jeremy Latham for Twittering about this earlier. You can filter updates to only view those from people within your geographical vicinity
Twinkle: Hat tip to Jenn Loether and John Biehler: “A location aware Twitter client. It features a slick presentation not unlike the web version of PocketTweats but also locates you and enables you to see who else is using Twinkle near you.” – [JohnBiehler.com]
Twitter Tweet Sheet: “Thereâ€™s one things that annoys me about Twitter. Okay, there are two things: 1. They are always down. 2. There doesnâ€™t seem to be one official place (including their own site) to get a complete list of mobile and IM commands.” – [Jason Theodor.com] Jason compiled an “easy to print” card that you can take with you for on-the-go Twittering.
And just for kicks you can read more about “Top Twitter Apps” on these lovely sites: