Really Real Time view to Twitter – current statePosted on December 10th, 2009 17 comments
So I was stuck at home today with a cold, thought I would take an updated capture of the current state of the real time twitter client that I had previewed some time back. Since that last capture lots of things have gone in. Primarily integrated with all of the new updates from Twitter ie; lists, retweet and geo support. The tweet stream is now not a drip from the firehose but the stream via an explicit follow of the users whom I follow or are on the lists that I follow. Tweets pop up under the appropriate lists tab and also under the Merged tab which is a combined list view. Any tweet can be picked for a retweet. My tweets retweeted and replies to me appear under a separate list.
Geocoded tweets are called out by a special marker in the footer of the tweet, on hover it displays the map and reverse coded location information, thanks to YQL and the API’s from Flickr and Yahoo! maps. When used from Firefox it determines the location and adds it to the tweets that you send.
Some client side smarts like URL preview with information retrieved from TweetMeMe, preview of tweets to which a reply was sent, url shortening when sending etc…