"Twitter is a great resource for information, useful links, breaking news and status messages from your friends or companies you're interested in. But ..." I'm such a fan of the PostRank filtering in Google Reader, I think I'm bound to like this... it filters the tweets of your followers, so (ideally) you are reading only the good stuff.
"Never read a twiller? Having twissues with your twerminology? Welcome, then, to the unforgivable abuse of the English language that some call Twitterspeak." Some of these are meaningful. Some are humorous. But if you spend any time on twitter, you'll likely enjoy skimming this list.
"Search the conversations of the Web": This is a simple and cool search tool put together by Steve Hargadon (founder of Classroom 2.0 and Support Blogging). It can be useful in tracking conversations on social networking sites (like ning), social microblogging sites (like Twitter), and others.
Search for people on Twitter. It seems to work.
A brief article: "Innovations are popping up everywhere as educators find more uses for Twitter and other social media tools to cater to 21st century students."
I'm starting to learn a bit about Yahoo Pipes so I can prototype my new product idea (at David Brussin's suggestion). Denis Grice sent me this how to post on creating a Pipe to filter twitter. Of course, TweetDeck can do this now, but it's still a cool place to start with Pipes.
A tool that visualizes the relationship between your friends on twitter. Very cool.
This article has a bit of a business slant to it, but it illustrates a variety of ways twitter can be used for more than "lifestreaming" - and it discusses the necessary time investment (and other potential drawbacks).
Their conclusion: "With citizen journalism on the rise, it seems likely that Twitter will become an increasingly more important point for the distribution of breaking news during 2008."
Amy Gahran discusses using twitter in place of notetaking at live events. She finds she is "focusing on synthesizing the 'so what' immediately." Includes other good tips for live microblogging.
This site gauges "popularity" on twitter using several variables. Mostly it's a good way to learn what's valued, view your stats, and compare to others, but it can be "gamed" if one is trying for ratings. Add /user/yourusername to view your own.
I'm with Darren Draper. @djakes' tweets have been highlights for me. I'm sad to see he feels others have taken advantage of this - and just in case it was ever me, I too apologize for the liberties I've taken.
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