Sunday, August 16, 2009

50+ Really Cool Twitter Mashups

Since Twitter released its API to the public, developers around the world rack their brains creating applications or tools that are benefitial for the users. Some of them are successful such as TwitPic, TwitterFeed and TweetLater. Out of a few thousands of Twitter applications, some of which are mashups which integrate at least two different data together. Grabbing information from multiple sources, I’ve compiled a list of ‘50+ Really Cool Twitter Mashups’. Enjoy!

What’s a mashup?

A mashup is a Web application that combines data or functionality from two or more sources into a single integrated application.


TweetNews is a mashup that offers real-time search results by aggregating feeds from various sources such as Google News, Digg and Techmeme. For example, search for ‘harry potter’ on TweetNews and you get the Harry Potter Half Blood Prince which was buzzing more in Twitter at that minute.



In an effort to fight plagiarism, tweetCC, a Twitter service developed by Andy Clarke and Brian Suda, enables Twitterers to publish and license their tweets with Creative Commons. Basically, how this free service works is simple. All you need to do is to send a reply via Twitter to tweetCC with the follwing words “@tweetcc: I license my tweets under a Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication license”. You’ll then be included the list.



Divvoted lets you vote for your favourite sites with Twitter. Great for showing off your latest designs, or checking out other peoples votes for inspiration. It’s easy to vote. Follow @divvoted with Twitter, and then post your votes like this: @divvoted I love this site because it is great!



It’s great to know what’s currently hot on the Twitterverse and Twopular can tells you so at any given time. Twopular is a Web app developed by Martin Dudek which enables Twitterers to find out what are the popular trends on Twitter by navigating the different tabs. On the menu bar, you can search for hottest trends in the last 2 and 8 hours. You can also check on a daily, weekly or monthly basis too. When you click on a particular trend for example “Michael Jackson”, you’ll be shown a list of top trend setter and related trends.



Currently in beta, TwitterVision is a mashup of both the micro-blogging platform and search engine giant Google. Powered by Google Maps and Twitter’s API, this impressive and interesting tool enables you to view tweets in real-time in over 40 different languages. What’s more is that you can switch to 3D mode to see tweet coming from a revolving Earth as seen from space.


Twups is a Twitter news aggregator that works almost exactly the same as Kawasaki’s AllTop. The service pulls the most popular twitter topics into one place, so you can keep up to date on what is going on in the world, via twitter. It also makes it super easy to reply directly to a tweet, or even retweet something you find on Twups directly from your Twitter account. All topics can be found via category or alphabetically, you can also do a quick search.



PicFog is a real-time image search by grabbing pictures from several sources such as TwitPic, yFrog, and Twitgoo. On the homepage, the mashup display all the new images posted to Twitter in real-time, with auto-refresh which you can stop at any time by clicking on the “pause” button.



Portwiture grabs photography from Flickr that matches the content of your most recent Twitter updates. The result is a serendipitous visual representation of your Twitter profile. It’s simply an experiment in mashing up social services. That isn’t to say there aren’t uses for it. Take inspiration from the results, and use your imagination!



Infinite Comic is semi-inspired by A Softer World, a web comic where two people take the time to put photos together with seemingly relevant text. Infinite Comic takes a similar approach, however with less deliberation (and even fewer humans), and presents you with a random image from Flickr superimposed with some random text off of Twitter based on keywords of your choosing, all powered by the ‘Infinite Monkey Random Comic Generator’.



Twitmatic is a real-time stream of videos being shared on Twitter. It supports real-time search, Twitter login, saved searches, and a video Twitter timeline complete with follow, reply, and favorite options.



Flotzam is a Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, YouTube, Digg & RSS mashup. It offers a pretty visualization of the data from your friend’s web activities, all in one page. It comes in really handy when you have a few of those social networking profiles as the system will float a message across your screen when someone posts new media or comments. With Flotzam, you need not to open and keeping switching tabs to view them.


Twubble is a Twitter extension that helps you find more friends by searching your friends’ graphs and picks out people who you may like to follow.



Twittercal enables you to connect your Twitter account to your Google Calendar, making it simple to add calendar events from your favorite Twitter client.



Tweetburner is a URL shortener which allows you to keep track of what happens to the links in tweets shared with you, by you, by your friends and every other twitterer. Besides providing detailed analytics, it even tells you what’s hot on the social networking platform. While there are a variety of ways of seeing what subjects are getting twittered about, such as Tweetdeck’s keyword tag, Twitterburner shows you on its home page the most popular Twurled links clicked in the past hour and the Twitters they came from.



Twitterfountain is a mashup of tweets and Flickr-images that share the same tags into a spectacular visual. It’s actually a small widget whereby bloggers or webmasters can embed it into their blogs or install it as a plugin for Wordpress users. As for Mac users, they can also install this awesome widget in their for OS X Dashboard.



Just like TwitterVision, TwitterMap is a mashup powered by both Twitter and Google Maps. However, TwitterMap is a little different. It lets you select a specific part of the map to view the recent Twitter updates from that region. You can either drag the map or using the search tool to go to your preferred location.


Created by blog search engine Technorati, Twittorati is an application that follows the top blogs on Twitter and track the tweets from the highest authority bloggers. Grabbing data from Technorati’s list of top 100 bloggers, it allows visitors to filter tweets by topic, see the most tweeted blog posts, and compare leading blogosphere and Twitter trends.


Comedy Tweet

Comedy Tweet features over 200 comedians on Twitter and displays the latest comedian tweets on the site. If you’re looking for something to brighten up your day, I would suggest you visiting this website and take a look. What’s more is that you need not to search for those comedians on Twitter all yourself (it’s quite tedious). The folks there did all the work for you and you don’t even have to follow them for comedy on the micro-blogging platform.



If you want to be unique, then you can give Scribbr. It’s a Twitter application which enables you to sketch a picture using “freehand”, post it and share it with your friends on Twitter.



Powered by Silverlight, Tweetpware is a Twitter and Microsoft Virtual Earth mashup which shows you the exact location of your friends on a world map. Users can even post updates to Twitter directly from the application itself.



Twitterzon is a Twitter + Amazon mashup that display a list of tweets about along along with the appropriate image from Amazon. The system frequently scans messages from Twitter’s public timeline and look for amazon products that people are talking about. You can browse through the products and read their corresponding tweets, all in one page.



TwitterSpy works almost exactly the same as Digg Spy which displays the most recent stories in real-time and allows you to spy on tweets from the public timeline. It is powered by Ajax and there is even a Google Map that shows the location of the tweet posted by the user.



TwitList is a combination of Twitter and Craigslist. It is an easy way to update yourself with new stuff from Craigslist. Just add a Craigslist RSS feed URL to your TwitList account and TwitList will send Craigslist updates to your Twitter account.



Stweet is a mix of street and twitt, offering a real new way to discover geolocalised twitts from Twitter on a Google Street View panorama. This mashup is an artistic project dealing with the appropriation of geographical, photographic and real-time data from the Web. It offers a real new way enriched representation of information created on internet by two major players of the web, Twitter and Google.


Pizza Tweetup

Developed by WorstPizza, the Pizza Tweetup is a website that gathers pizza lovers together and meet up at a particular location, probably to share their experiences about their favorite pizzas etc. To organize a Pizza Tweetup, simply schedule the location, time and even mark out the venue on a map.


Status Search

Dubbed as “neither a web nor a real-time search engine”, Status Search is a “private” search system which allows users to search their Facebook and Twitter friends’ status updates using any keywords they want, be it “iPhone” or “Iran Election”. This tool would come in really handy if you prefer to search any specific content in your friends’ updates rather than doing it over the web such as Twitter Search.



This is one of the coolest Twitter app that integrates “directly” into the micro-blogging platform. What makes BubbleTweet special is that it’s the first of its kind and is really useful if you want to deliver a welcoming message or some important issues with a pop-up when Twitterers visit your BubbleTweet link.

With this link, you can tweet it, send a direct message to your friends or share it so that they can view your profile accompanied with a greeting in “real person” to give them a better impression instead of a boring piece of text. To start, simply head to and enter your Twitter name. Since this free service doesn’t allows user-uploaded videos, you must have a webcam with you. It comes with a troubleshooting if you’ve encountered problems such as your video doesn’t appear or there is no audio.



With Twootles, you can search for any keywords you want on both of the best worlds and get quick results side by side in just one single window. The results from Twitter are real-time which means that you need not to refresh the webpage to view the latest tweets. However, there is one downside with this feature. If you’ve searched for a hot keyword for example “iPhone”, it gets refresh too fast that it’s impossible to look at every tweet and find the one that suits your need.

twootles is a mashup that grabs all images, videos, mp3s, and files from the micro-blogging platform. It offers a peek into the endless stream of diversion that media on Twitter is. Everything, ranging from the 10000th repost of the i-like-turtles-vid to random mobile photos from all over the world, is picked up and shown.



Twumped is basically a website that shows the twitter users that have recently split up, broken up or been dumped by their girlfriend / boyfriend. It then allows you to message the twitter account owner.


Launched in Spring 2009, the main objective of is to make sharing maps simple. With this mashup, users are able to create, annotate and save their map in less than a minute using Google Maps. For those glued to their social networks, allows Twitter users to post map requests to our @geoly Twitter account. These are converted into maps and returned with a short url in the blink of an eye.

Twitter Friends Network Browser

This is one of the coolest and fascinating Twitter mashup I have ever seen. Simply punch in a username and the site will then displays his or her friends’ network in your browser window right before your eyes. For every user displayed on the application, it shows the avatar and the latest tweet. You can then click on other Twitterers as well and drag the images around on the page to get a better look at who’s in the various networks. It keeps expanding each time you click.



Forget about the Twitter’s “boring” public timeline which is filled with text. You can now easily visualize tweets using A mashup of the two social platforms – Twitter and Flickr, Flittr was developed by James Harton in March 2009 and it’s powered by Rails. Bascially, what this interesting app does is that it grabs the latest tweet from the public timeline and fiddles with text to generate the sixteen most suitable pictures related to the tweet on Flickr. It will then displays them as a mosaic.

flittr is an interesting Flickr and Twitter mashup. It lets you post a photo to your Flickr account and automatically announce it on your Twitter account without any hassle.



Working something like a Web translator, Twonvert helps Twitterers to convert their lengthy updates to shorter ones using SMS shorthand language or acronyms. Its clever “translation” technology converts your original tweet in real-time as your type it. It even tells you the number of percentage of characters you’ve saved as compared to the original one. It also integrates a “submit tweet to Twitter” feature that allows you to post your converted version directly on the site itself.



TwitterPoster is a mashup created from Twitter itself. Inspired by ‘The Million Dollar Homepage’ and the populars tagclouds, the service generates a mosaic with the images of users who have a greater number of followers in Twitter. Each poster have 5 photos of 72×72 pixels showing at 5 users with more followers, 10 images of 48×48 pixels for those between the positions 6 and 15 (both inclusive) and XXX images of 24×24 pixels for those who are on the position 16 to 538.


Coupon Tweet

Coupon Tweet offers a one-stop-shop for the web’s best deals, discounts and coupons. You can save money with hundreds of thousands of discounts from tens of thousands of retailers. With this handy tool, you need not to search for these deals or discounts by yourself. It is a community coupon site that provides the latest & greatest coupons as tweeted by millions of Twitter.



Twiggit is a useful mashup that automatically tweets your every Digg on your Twitter profile. This tool enables users are able to share with their followers what they have dugg without any much hassle.



ChirpCity is a local Twitter search which displays the latest tweets from and about your city and a top user list for the cities above. With this awesome mashup, you can find virtually almost anything from about any city in the world!



Inspired by Ono Matope’s site Favotter, Favrd is a simple mashup that lists interesting things that show up on Twitter, based on the number of times an item has been declared a ‘favorite’. In other words, it shows you the most exciting or funniest tweets that have been marked as ‘favorite’ by the Twitter community.



If you want to stalk celebrities on Twitter but don’t wish to follow all of them on Twitter, then you can follow their ‘influential’ tweets on just one page with Celebwitter. Some of the notable celebrities on Twitter includes Ashton Kutcher, Alan Carr, Imogen Heap, David Blue and Ingrid Michaelson.


AskOnTwitter is a simple mashup that collects all tweets with the phrase ‘Does Anyone Know’ in it and displays them on these pages, for everyone to see – and to answer! There are over 8 million users scattered all over the globe, and that is a crowd that will appeal to absolutely any person that wants to get a message across.



In short, textgasm is a mashup of Twitter, Postsecret and Reddit. This site allows you to share your secrets in 140 characters or less and other users are able to post comments or cast votes. Currently, 1,028 secrets have been shared, 1,098 comments have been made, and 6,310 votes have been cast.



nbadeck is a combination of Twitter, NBA and videos. On the site, you can get the latest NBA tweets from twitter, headlines, scores, videos in one spot. You can also tweet directly from the site.



TwitterThoughts creates charts based on Twitter tweets in combination with lots of APIs: From a sample of 600 tweets/minute served by the Twitter Api that we send to Yahoo Pipes where it extracts all phrases from the tweet text and the latitude/longitude with use of Yahoo YQL. This Yahoo Pipe outputs serialized PHP back to our local update script that grabs every tweet and phrase and puts it in our MySql database. Daily overviews for fast rendering of the chart data are generated with a daily CRON update. Finally Google Visualization API generates an interactive flash chart based on our JSON data feed.



With SayTweet, you’re able to create a Twitter widget that shows your updates on a picture as talk balloons. Simply upload a picture, tag some Twitter users in that picture and you’re good to go!

saytweet is a Twitter mashup which allows you to add geographical references in Twitter updates with any location. You can then update your Twitter status and include a short URL, that never expires, which links to a page with the map.

Twitter StreamGraphs

The StreamGraph shows the usage over time for the words most highly associated with the search word. One of these series together with a time period are in a selected state and coloured red. The tweets that contain this word in the given time period are shown below the graph. You can click on another word series or time period to see different matches. In the match list you click on any word to create a different graph with tweets containing that word. You can also click on the user or comment icons and any URL to see the appropriate content in another window. If you see a large spike in one time period that hides the detail in all the other periods it will be useful to click in the area to the left of the y-axis in order to change the vertical scale.



Belgium-based Twistory is a Twitter backlog mashup that lets you add your Twitter backlog feed to your favorite calendar application and browse through your personal Twitter diary, making your Twitter history both fun and useful.



TwitStamp allows you to use your current Twitter status anywhere – in the form of an image. This means you can post your status on blogs, forums, websites… wherever you want.



With TwitterMosiac, you can view your Twitter friends or followers all in big picture. By collecting all the avatar images from your Twitter account, Twitter Mosaic brings things to life in a more personal way (and you can even get this Mosaic printed onto mugs / t-shirts etc).

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