Twitter

Twitter is one of the companies made famous by using short text to convey a message. Now, it’s one of the most popular social network platforms where you can post any content you’d like, and we’ll cover any of the top news, updates, and guides here.

Finally! Twitter Adds ReTweet Feature!

That is true folks. Twitter finally has a retweet feature. So retweet away to glory I say! It is still in beta and I haven't gotten around to using it much yet […]

Twitter Lists Explained

Twitter introduced a new feature called Twitter Lists recently. Before Twitter Lists, Twitter users could only look at messages of individual users. They could look up messages posted by a friend, work […]

Microsoft Customer Service Joins Twitter

Microsoft Support is the official customer service and support channel of the Redmond-based company on the messaging platform Twitter. One of Microsoft's public relations and customer service strategies in recent times seems […]

Twitter Account Suspended? Be Careful What You Post

You might have already read about it in the news elsewhere: The Twitter account of security researcher Mikko H. Hyppönen of F-Secure got suspended without warning two days ago. Mikko tried to […]

Yahoo Meme Opens Registrations For Anyone

We reviewed Yahoo Meme a while ago here at Ghacks and gave out several invites to Yahoo's Twitter-like service. The service was in private beta back then which meant that only users […]

Real-time Local Twitter Trends

Twitter can be an excellent source for trend analysis. Twitter itself displays several popular topics on its frontpage which are sorted by minute, day and week. It does become more difficulty to […]

PBTweet Enhances Twitter Experience

PBTweet is a bookmarklet and userscript that enhances several aspects of Twitter by changing or adding new functions to the popular social network. Before we start looking at the features a word […]

Feed Roller Is A Lightweight Twitter And RSS Feed Ticker

Most users who subscribe to RSS feeds read these feeds in feed readers that can either be accessed from the desktop or on a website. Popular options are for instance the Feed […]

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Webmasters: Search For Links Posted On Twitter

Webmasters should be interested in comments and links that get posted on the Internet that refer to articles they have published or their website in general. One very popular platform to post […]

Use Twitter As a Reminder Service

If you are a heavy Twitter user who tweets all the time throughout the day you may have thought that you have reached the limit as to what you can do with […]

Microsoft Outlook Twitter Add-on

It is not seldom these days that popular web services get integrated with other popular applications or services to offer a more comfortable way of working with both services. Twitter is one […]

Top 5 Twitter Addons

Twitter, as with most things started out small. Then it went viral and exploded which is ironic because now it's known for being the place where things go viral. Update: Most of […]

FriendFeed And Twitter Accelerators For Internet Explorer 8

Accelerators is a new feature that Microsoft introduced in Internet Explorer 8. They allow users to launch web services more easily and can for example be used to view a selected location […]

9 Twitter Userscripts

After the success of the IMDB userscripts article we thought it would be nice to write another one that reviews some of the best Twitter userscripts out there. Now, userscripts can be […]

Post to multiple accounts with Gwibber

Do you microblog to multiple accounts but find yourself posting the same thing to each account? If so it can be a hassle to log into each site or open up each […]

TweetMyPC 2.0 Update Released

We reviewed the first public release of TweetMyPc not long ago, The software program allowed the user to send a Twitter command to a PC running the software which would either initiate […]

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Do you use Twitter?

Twitter is a service which really baffles me. It is an absolute killer idea, but I am still astounded by the volume of traffic it has. I find it very useful for […]

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Schedule future tweets with Twuffer

If you use Twitter personally or as an organization, you might want the ability to post tweets for publication in the future, or schedule a number of them. You might not be […]

Flickr To Twitter Poster

If you want to post an image from your Flickr account as a status message on Twitter you need to do quite a few things to accomplish the task. First you log […]

TwitSaver Twitter Screensaver

Of all the currently released Twitter screensavers Twitsaver is definitely one of the more interesting ones. Unlike Twitter Screensavers like Flitter or TwittEarth that concentrate on the locations and messages that are […]

Url Revealer

Url shortening services like Tinyurl have seen an influx since the release of web services like Twitter. Twitter is a prime example as the services limits the amount of characters per message […]

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Publish RSS News Feeds On Twitter

Joe Anderson who recently began writing articles for Ghacks send me a message two days ago asking what I thought about Twitterfeed and I had to admit that I never heard of […]

Twitter Monitor Monitter

Am I the only one who is getting enough of those third party Twitter Api services that all use (i)tter in their domain name? Despite it's pretty silly name Monitter, which apparently […]

Cloud Computing Totally Failed us

Just a word of warning, this is very likely going to turn into a rant. (But not the rant you may have expected) If you follow tech blogs then you could hardly […]

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Kwippy Invites

While I do have Twitter, Facebook and several other accounts I barely use them and cannot see a real gain for using them extensively. Quite the opposite. Still, I was invited by […]

Do you like the idea of Identi.ca?

As I’ve said before, I’m not a big twitterer… I would say I average maybe 1 Twit every 2 days, in fact I don’t know why I even still use the service. […]

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Show Your Popularity With Twitter Counter

I recently visited the size of Sarah Perez who is running the excellent Sarah in Tampa blog where a Twitter Follower counter caught my attention. The counter looks very similar to the […]

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Fun and cool way to manage multiple twitter accounts

I stumbled on to a service for managing multiple twitter accounts and at first I thought it was going to be one of those second rate sites, I was put off a […]

Don’t Fancy Twitter? Try Jaiku

I’m not a big user of social networking sites for a very simple reason: I simply don’t have the time. The little time I spend at home can definitely be better utilized […]

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Use Twhirl for Adobe Air to twitter

I've been quite fond of the Adobe Air environment for some time now, since it manages to achieve a lot I have been missing from traditional applications. First and foremost, many Air […]

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Alert Thingy Twitter, Flickr and Friendfeed in one Desktop App

Are you addicted to to social networks like Twitter or Friendfeed ? If you are you might be interested in the Adobe Air application Alert Thingy which combines data from three popular […]

Create a dynamic Twitter Signature

Twitter: Some love it while others would never even think of using the service that lets other people know what you are currently doing. Still it is widely popular and third party applications are beginning to be published that take advantage of this popularity.

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Twitter notifier for Firefox

Twitter. Some love it, some can't see a reason to use it at all. Although I belong to the second group I know a lot of users who use Twitter regularly and this users might find the following Firefox add-on useful enough to give it a try. TwitterFox, formerly known as Twitter Notifier is a Firefox add-on that adds a icon to the Firefox statusbar.

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Twitter Real Time Search

If you are using Twitter regularly you might find the Twitter real time search script handy. Tweet Scan makes it possible to search in real time for keywords on Twitter. The result of the search is displayed on a individual page that can be bookmarked or subscribed in your favorite RSS reader. If you would for instance want to stay updated on anything related to Yahoo you could search for Yahoo and add the RSS feed to your reader.

Flitter a Flickr Twitter realtime screensaver

If you are looking for a rather unique screensaver for Windows 2000, XP or Windows Vista you should take a look at Flitter which is a mashup from Flickr and Twitter at the moment. What it does is that it is retrieving realtime data from both Flickr and Twitter to display those when the screensaver is active.

You obviously need a computer that is connected to the Internet to use this screensaver but it is very well worth it. The default setting for the screensaver pulls data from the public timelines of both Flickr and Twitter but you have the possibility to custom this further.


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