Most of the times, simple brilliant ideas come with big opportunities. This is also the case of Twitter. When it came out , Twitter was seen as a simple, primitive way of communicating, but, in time, people found different ways to use it: from chatting to playing games, and so on. Fortunately, Twitter has developed an API so that anyone can build applications that use Twitter data in real time. Therefore, many interesting web mashups have been build and we’ve dedicated this article to some of the most useful and cool ones we could find online at the moment. First of all, we should explain the term: a web mashup is a web application that takes information from one or more sources (in this case Twitter with maybe other big sites like Google Maps or Flicker) and presents it in a new way or with a unique layout. Some quite interesting results can come out of this combination.
We have looked at some of them and provided a short description of each in this collection. You should check them out because you will most probably decide to use some of these with your Twitter! And maybe they will inspire you for designing your own web mashups!
Some users will find these meshups useful, or even fascinating, others just fun to look at. One thing is for sure: if you want to be a professional Twitter communicator, you have to use one or more of these. So let’s have a look:
This is a place where you can see tweets about a particular subject: every tweet is carried by a bird animated using Ajax.
A simple task manager for your tweets.TodoTweet takes all the tweets from your twitter account with their hashtag ‘todo’ and creates a clean and easy to use to-do list.
A simple application that helps you add your existing feeds on Facebook or Ttwitter automatically. You will be able to track your feeds with real-time statistics.
Flash application that can visualize Twitter messages on a particular topic or subject.
With PollDaddy you can create a poll and send it to your Twitter followers in seconds. No account necessary!
If you want to use this chat you have to sign up with your twitter account, choose a hashtag to follow and chat. You can also use the ‘User Control’ feature to block spammers and so on…
This is a simple script that you can use to share the blog/site/video etc you are reading or watching with just two mouse clicks. Just drag this button up to your browser’s toolbar, then you can start using Twitthat.
Somehow similar to twittervision.com but with a lot more options, TrendsMap is the best tool for viewing real-time local twitter trends across the world. You can view the evolution of each trend and see text and media related to it.
There are hundreds of sites showing the viral videos of the moment (you’ve probably seen one or more of them before and you surely know what a viral video is), but the virals are different according to the spreading platform. I personally think that the viral twitter videos are more mature and interesting.
This interesting tool lets you browse through your friends list in a visually unique way. Find out what your friends are doing, and what their friends are doing, and what their friends are doing too!
This tool is similar to TodoTweet. Twittercal enables you to connect your Twitter account to your Google Calendar, making it simple to add calendar events trough Twitter.
Lets you vote for your favorite sites with Twitter.
Twittorati is an application created by Technorati that follows the top blogs on Twitter and track the tweets from the highest authority bloggers.
This is a cool mashup! Twumped is basically a website that shows the twitter users that have recently split up, broken up or been dumped by their girlfriend / boyfriend. It’s so easy these days…
Twonvert helps Twitterers to convert their text to shorter ones using shorthand language or acronyms in real time. It also integrates a ‘submit tweet to Twitter’ button that allows you to post your converted version directly on Twitter on your account.
Similar to Tori’s Eye and Visual Tweets, this application displays all the tweets with a specific keyword or more with many filter option like language, location and so on…
Lets you backup your favorite tweets and twitter discussions in one place.
With TwitterMosiac, you can view your Twitter friends or followers all in a big picture. By collecting all the avatar images from your Twitter account, Twitter Mosaic brings things to life in a more personal way.
TwitRank ranks Twitter users on a scale of 1-10 based on their authority. TwitRank goes beyond listing users by total following count, by calculating authority based on references much like Google PageRank.
ChirpCity is a local Twitter search which displays the latest tweets from and about your city and a top user list for the cities above.
I hope you’ve found this list useful. If you have discovered other Twitter interesting meshups that I haven’t mentioned, please share them with us in the comments section bellow!