Roundup : Twittermosaic, Twit Dir, TweetAhead, twitter timer, Twitigg, Egorcast, brabblr, Twitter replies
This roundup is all things Twitter
Twit Dir - search people, see who is popular
twitter timer - add this account as a friend and post a direct message reminder, and it will send you a reminder post
Twitigg - Tweets that contain a URL will appear at Twitigg, if many Tweets have the same URL, then it will be more popular, you can also vote…digg the story.
I haven’t tried this, but a good meta-tool would enable you to write a post and tick which services you want it to publish to…you don’t want to publish to all services all the time…having twitter replies in your jaiku steram seems odd.
I mentioned that offline blogging clients could incorporate posting to presence blogging sites, no doubt we will see meta-posting presence services (as a few above) and perhaps even incorporating reading updates…a kind of RSS Reader and presence blogging service in one…actually more like a twitter app such as Tweetr, but only for more than one service (BTW, Tweetr rocks).
Twitter replies - see just posts in your stream that are made to you from other people, from their post:
“- The Replies Tab will display an archive of @replies
- @Replies are followed by an ‘in reply to’ link for context
- @username automatically links the username to the profile”
I like that Twitter have tailored their service according to how people are using it, but I think it could still be more refined.
Firstly it’s not necessarily a reply, it could be a shout out, and secondly you may be replying to a users third last post, where it defaults that you are replying to their last post…if you threaded this as a discussion it wouldn’t make sense.
And thirdly, I feel that if I chat too much on Twitter that I’m being annoying to others who follow me, as I’m no longer posting presence to an audience, I’m posting to one direct person, and this is what direct messaging is for isn’t it…although since “@” posts are public, others can jump into the conversation.
Jaiku tackles replies by having a comments feature for each post, but then Twitter would have to reply to a unique post number eg @ johnt 1456…1456 being the unique ID of the post you are replying to.
See more tools at Twitter Tips and Tricks.