New App For Following a Twitter Topic in Real Time
Jan 29, 2009
There is a new service that just launched a few days ago called Twitter Fall. If you can't figure out the URL yet, you'll just have to wait because I want to explain why I think it is review worthy before you go check it out.
With Twitter Fall you can see what people are saying about specific topics in REAL TIME. Let me say that again...REAL TIME. This is awesome because you aren't looking at yesterday's news, you're jumping into what people are saying within seconds of it being posted to the system.
A few features on Twitter Fall include:
A running list of tweets that flow down the middle of the main page concerning the topics you'd like to see.
The ability to track the hosttest trend topics on Twitter
The ability to track custom topics on Twitter
The same functionality that includes following someone, replying to someone, or retweeting a tweet right from the Twitter Fall site.
You can set it to show all the tweets in a specific language (no, it doesn't translate, it shows people who are tweeting in that language)
So that is some of what the site does... What can you get out of it though? What value added does Twitter Fall bring to your life that you couldn't live with before?
Well, here is what I plan to use it for but I'd love to hear what you are using it for too...
Finding new people to follow who are interested in the topics I cover
Finding what the hot topics are on twitter right now to see if I'm missing something that is going on in the world (wouldn't be the first time)
Finding out if a topic that I'm considering a blog post for is something people are currently talking about like photography tips, or landscape photography, or purple shoe laces or evil people eating monkeys with wings (hey, you never know, okay?)
So go check it out. Be open minded. Then come back and share with us what you might use Twitter Fall for. You can find it at...www.twitterfall.com