Category archive - Twitter

EmojiTracker – Realtime Emoji usage on Twitter

EmojiTracker

There are hundreds of emojis out there. Have you ever wondered how they are used? Check out the most used and the ones which don’t get a look-in by visiting EmojiTracker.

Once you visit EmojiTracker, the site will display an epilepsy warning due to the quick display of the tracker updating. If you suffer from epilepsy, we advised you hit the NO THANKS button and not to enter the site due to the flashing display. 

EmojiTracker - Epilepsy Warning

EmojiTracker – Epilepsy Warning

If you feel the site will be safe for you, hit the PROCEED button and instantly you will see the real-time display flashing in front of your eyes. Millions of people use Twitter to update their status and include some sort of emoji(s).

Watch the Emoji counter spin out of control but something more interesting is if you select any of the emojis, then you can watch a dedicated feed of real-time tweets being used which include that specific emoji. You will discover some very interesting tweets, some even a little explicit so be warned.

img_0898Give it a whirl and tell us what you think about this awesome Emoji Tracker…

Create an Automatic Twitter List with IFTTT

IFTTT - IF This Then That

Create an Automatic Twitter List with IFTTT

So, I wanted to follow a conference online but didn’t have the time to Scroll through all the hashtags to manually add people to a list. So I jumped onto IFTTT (IF This Then That) and set up some automation. Here’s how I did it…

  • Register or log into IFTTT & Register/Login into Twitter

Set Up Twitter List

  • Click on your avatar and select LIST (or go to https://twitter.com/YOUR-TWITTER-NAME/lists)
  • Click the CREATE NEW LIST button
  • Enter your LIST NAME and a Description
  • Make the list Private or Public
  • Press SAVE LIST

Twitter List

 

Set Up IFTTT

  • Click your username in the top right corner and click CREATE
  • Click THIS
  • Search for TWITTER and click on the icon
  • Select NEW TWEET FROM SEARCH

IFTTT - New Tweet From Search

 

  • In SEARCH FOR put in you #Hashtag, e.g. #linc15 (this was the conference hashtag)
  • Click CREATE TRIGGER
  • Click THAT
  • Search for TWITTER and click on the icon
  • Select ADD USER TO LIST

IFTTT - Add User To List

  • In TWITTER USER NAME leave this as USERNAME
  • In LIST NAME add the list name you created in Twitter
  • Click CREATE ACTION
  • It will then present a summary of the recipe, you can then receive notifications when the recipe runs
  • Click CREATE RECIPE and watch your new Twitter list grow.
Have you tried CLIK for iPhone?

Have you tried CLIK for iPhone?

Well, i follow some random people on Twitter and also some big names too, i like to follow technology and social media Twitter accounts and I get some great idea’s from reading peoples tweets. But i recently followed @Clik.

I got a Direct Message (DM) from Clik the other day to try their iPhone app, i thought “why not give it a crack!”, so i downloaded the CLIK app (which is free) from iTunes and installed it on my phone.

I ran the app and was instantly amazed.

So, you run the app on your phone and follow the very simple instructions, you dont have to sign up for anything, just run it, then on a device which has a browser, visit www.clikthis.com. The browser will then produce a QR code on the screen, hold up your phone which is running Clik, point it at the browser and it scans the QR code in automatically. Now, look back at your iPhone again and now there is a list of video’s you can browse, select a video or search for a video to play but instead of watching it on your phone, it will play in the browser… now i think this is pretty sweet… i am totally amazed!!!

Clik describes themselves as “a brand new Smart TV platform that lets you turn any screen with a browser into your screen by simply scanning it with your smartphone” as per their twitter bio.

All in all, i must say, this is one of my favourite iPhone apps at the moment…

I also tried bringing up the browser on a D-Link Boxee Box and once again, this app just magically works, HD Video’s on the big screen! NICE!

So if you havent tried CLIK, give it a go and download it to your iPhone or Android today!

Head on over to http://discover.clikthis.com/ and check it out… by the way, i also love their site… Nice jobs CLIK!

Thoora

it’s simple, why didn’t anyone else thing of it?

Finding informative content on the web is as important. THOORA has way to discover and share this content by you creating topics, or simply use some of THOORA’s.

You could describe THOORA as a Tivo for Web content, click the ‘heart’ to like the story, click the ‘trash can’ if you are not a fan, after a while, THOORA will get smarter and really deliver the content you want to read about.

Got an RSS feed? no problem, THOORA can also suck this into your content feed. Got someone you want to follow on Twitter, also not a problem, add their Twitter name… let THOORA sought through it all.

I have instantly fallen in love with this site, great design, got a great infographic feel to it, easy to use navigation. I can’t wait for an iPhone app for this one, i know it will be something which i will want to flatten my battery with!

Thoora Screenshot

Thoora Screenshot

Social Media Monitoring

Looking to monitor your social networks? Check out this extensive lists of Social Media Monitoring Solutions courtesy of Stumbleupon.com

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Do you recommend any? Let us know and leave a comment below.

Twitter + Television = Twelevision

Twitter + Television = Twelevision

Do you jump onto twitter and follow everyone who is tweeting about a live television show? If so, you should give “Twelevision” a crack!

Download the Twelevision app from iTunes (price – Free for a limited time) and log on in with your twitter account. It will ask you to pick your state and area (in Australia) and bobs your uncle.

It will hook into the Australian tv guides and will have the channel listing on the left hand side. Simply pick a channel and a show and watch everyone tweeting about it… You can also join in on the fun and tweet too.

**UPDATE**

So after using Twelevision over the last 24 hours, i found some nice hidden bits which i didnt discover the night before. So i thought i would tell you about them!

If you click on a channel/show to tweet about and select someones tweet, the screen slides across, you can then preview the selected tweet, reply to it or simply retweet. You are also able to give someone a “sticker”, Twelevision define a sticker as “No need to type your opinions, there is a suite of emotion-charged Response Stickers you can slap on any tweet with one touch.” You select one of the 8 stickers for a quick responce to someones tweet which is a nice way to let someone know how you feel without having to waste time thinking of something to respond with, that makes it nice and easy! Some of the other features are, you can view the persons Twitter profile, view their latest Tweet(s), see who they are following, you can also add their followers to your Twitter account, see what they are watching PLUS see if they have earned any Twelevision badges.

Speaking of badges, similar to other social networking applications such as FourSquare, users who utilise Twelevision can earn badges the more they use the app. Some of the badges you can earn are “Drama Queens, Couch potato, Rookie and Night Owl”. This gives the user a bit of a goal when using the app and we all want those badges!

Other advanced options are customising your channel listing, so here you can turn on or off what channels to view on your TV guide and just like Twitter itself, you can view your “mentions” and “recent tweets“.

The more i use Twelevision, the more i am loving it, this app is really catered to the avid fan who likes tweeting about live TV shows, if that sounds like you, get yourself a copy today!

Twelevision is available for iPad and now iPhone.

For more information on the app, visit their website at www.twelevision.com.au

 

Twistory

If you use twitter and you want to keep track of your tweets, check this service out.

Twistory or TWItter hiSTORY.

You can use their free account but the pro account is well worth the big US$1 per month.

TwistorySo what Twistory will do, it will download your tweets into your iCal, Outlook or google calendar, you can set it to download multiple times per day and it places all your tweeting into you calendar, so you can see on this day, i tweeted “blaaaaa….” It’s great for backing up your tweet’s and making a diary of them.

Get it today…. Twistory.