The Twitterhood

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All-in-one listing of the applications and websites included on this website
Twitter Tutorials, Guides and Views
Twitter Clients - Applications for tweeting and viewing tweets
Applications for Finding, Following and Unfollowing People on Twitter
Miscellaneous Twitter-related Applications and Websites
#followfriday What it means and how it works
#coffeetime How to participate
Sharing files including photos and video on Twitter
Applications for Muting individuals temporarily
Retweets and Retweeting
Twitter Statistics and Analysis Tools - Personal and General


  Whilst some of the people you follow may only tweet once or twice a day, or even less, others, like me for example, will be tweeting a great deal more. On the Twitter interface this can mean that you have to wade through great swathes of tweets that are of no interest to you in order to reach the tweets you want to read. There are various other ways to see ones tweets.

As a PC user, I find TweetDeck the best way to manage my tweets. Having downloaded the free software, you will find an interface which divides your tweets into columns. From the start you will be able to view tweets aimed directly at you (by having your @name at the beginning) or that include your @name in them, all in one column, the general stream of tweets, including those you have sent in another column, DMs (Direct Messages - private tweets to and from individuals) in another, Favourites and so on. You can also find links to relevant tutorials here.


TweetDeck helps you manage your tweets!

This webpage allows one to tweet and read tweets on a simple web interface but not quite as simplistic as Twitter's own. With built-in auto-refresh, search, Twitter trends & hashtags it allows you to view a user bio, location & URL inline with tweets, includes threaded conversations with "in reply to" links, a URL shortener and a TwitPic uploader.



A great many people in the Twitter community are Mac users and need different applications to those which I use. This one comes highly recommended.

To quote the developer: "Twitterrific is a fun application that lets you both read and publish posts or "tweets" to the Twitter community website. The application's user interface is clean, concise and designed to take up a minimum of real estate on your Mac's desktop. " You can also get Twitterific for iPhone and iPod touch through the same website which you will find at:


Tweet Management for MAC

twhirl is a social software desktop client, based on the Adobe AIR platform, which runs on both Windows (2000/XP/Vista) and Mac OSX There are a lot of things twhirl can do to improve your twitter experience, according to various tweeters in the Twitterhood and it "offers various configuration options to adapt to your personal needs" according to the website. @chrysalisceo was kind enough to tell me that it is possible to use Twhirl with more than one Twitter account at the same time which could be very useful for anyone running separate business and personal Twitter accounts, for example.

Tweetie Since I don't have an iPhone I must rely on a great number of recommendations from users of this very popular tweet management app who say it is user-friendly, useful and loaded with great features. If anyone cares to elaborate I will be glad to add the information here.

OutTwit To quote the website: "If you are a Microsoft ® Outlook ® user, you probably have it open all the time. Now you can update your Twitter status and follow your friends without having to open any other applications. OutTwit seamlessly integrates Twitter into Outlook."
DestroyTwitter To quote the website: "DestroyTwitter is a robust but compact Twitter application built to run on Mac, Windows, and Linux using Adobe AIR. It consists of a series of canvases that constantly update to keep tweets current and up-to-date using notifications that appear immediately after a new tweet arrives. DestroyTwitter also features complete direct messaging functionality. Messages and tweets can be replied to with the original visible for quick and easy reference. A search function is also available to track anything that's being talked about.

If you like to include videos and photos in your twitter life, you may want to check out TweetTree which is a fascinating way of viewing your tweet stream with such items displayed in it to save you having to click on links and have them come up elsewhere.

  If you have, or know of, a Twitter client that you think I should include here, feel free to tweet me about it! @linnetwoods







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