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Twitter Extras

Some extra widgets to get more out of Twitter:

The best stuff are programs that make it easy to update Twitter and monitor it without visiting the webpage itself.

Standalone applications

Besides Tweetdeck, there are programs that leave smaller footprints, but do pretty much the same thing:

  • twhirl (scroll down and click on the install now button; it’s being replaced by seesmic desktop, though I prefer twhirl.)
  • destroyTwitter: despite its name it’s actually quite good.

Twitter is a social tool as well as a news-monitoring/gathering one. So quite a few applications focus on integrating it with other instant messaging and social network services. One is digsby, another Singapore’s own orsiso.

Twitter and news

News: Breaking Tweets says it’s “interested in chronicling key news events each day, creating an archive of these events and what people are saying about them on Twitter.”

A brief look at Twitter and Hurricane Gustav.

A longer one, looking at Twitter and the Mumbai bombings.

There’s been quite a bit of discussion about Twitter and the Moldovan unrest.

Maps and mashups

And for those of you intrigued by maps and mashups, here are a few interesting links:

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