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Welcome to the Twitter-fan wiki!


Since the Twitter folks haven't put up a wiki yet, it seemed like a good idea to get one going out of the community.


Lately there's been a bunch of scripts and other cool ideas pushed forward and it's finally time that we had a place to bring them all together.


The wiki password is twit.


What is Twitter?


Twitter is a way of life. It's living with a publicity policy. It's friends, Romans and country people the world over engaged in timely snippet conversations that fit into 140 character chunks.


Go sign up and see what this is all about. An interview with Obvious Corp.


Official Twitterness: Blog, Help Docs, API documentation,


The Really Important Stuff



Customer Comments and Complaints Dept.



Desktop apps



Web Apps


  • AutoTwit -- schedule and automatically post to Twitter


Mobile apps


  • Twapper from 30 Boxes is a WAP browser for Twitter with image support, so you can keep up with Twitter on your mobile without the constant barrage of SMS interruptions. More details on the 30 Boxes blog.


Scripts and libraries




  • dealtagger - Let all your friends know what your shopping for with the dealtagger > twitter update thingy!
  • MyChores - Keep track of your household chores and send automatic Twitter posts whenever you complete a task!
  • BBC News - Get BBC news headlines via twitter. Main news feed, and individual news channels available.
  • GeoTwitter - This mashup uses Google Maps API and Twitter API. The most recent updates are fetched from the public timeline and mapped once every minute.




  • You can achieve the same result as the Twitter Monitor ruby script by running Adium - its Growl support is awesome!
  • If you are using the Twitter Jabber support, you can get and send twitters right from within Google Gmail








Feature Requests and Ideas


  • Gaim plugin that sets your away message to your latest Twitter update
  • Integration with everything: Luke Dorny's code edit of tabs
  • RequestForMicroformatsSupport
  • RequestForGroups
  • ...or blog/flickr/bookmark your ideas/complaints using the tag twitterfeedback
  • would really like to see a TwitterTimeline project started (see RSS2Timeline)
  • TwitterGrowl anyone? Anyone?
  • QuickTwitter
  • Trillian plug-in (for Windows)
  • Maybe somebody could make a Twitter Widget for Yahoo! Widget Engine?
  • Twitterific feature request: custom bird chirps for different friends. Via Chris Messina
  • Maybe someone could make a Twitter Widget for Google Home Page?
  • Maybe someone could make a Twitter Firefox Addon?
  • A Mac OS X client/widget that can handle multiple accounts
  • Since the add-ons are growing in number and diversifying over OSes, how about splitting them up into Win/Mac/Linux categories?
  • Mobile Twitter (S60 perhaps?) with easy-peasy Direct twittering
  • CasualPrivacy

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