Tuesday, May 19, 2009

What the world (of nerds) is talking about

I haven't been too active with Twitter, but the whole online microblogging thing is kinda interesting as a phenomenon. You could think of Twitter as the biggest online discussion forum in the world. And tracking those discussions can be quite addictive.

There are some cool tools for that, try e.g. Twitscoop that shows a tag cloud in realtime of what people are tweeting about. Pointless, maybe, but fun in a way. Somebody's actually tweeting about Cosby now. Is it Bill or Theo perhaps they're buzzing about?

You could also track Twitter trends from Twist, which is kinda like Google Trends.

Nerdy, aye? Yes.

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