New site creates a word cloud from your Twitter feed.
There's a great new Twitter service called Tweet Clouds, that will make a word cloud out of your Twitter timeline. Here's mine:
It's neat to see which words jump out. Some are obvious (iTweet, iPhone) but I am surprised at the weight of a couple words ("new" is one of the biggest words, I don't know what that's all about). It also shows the people that I converse with the most and that's kind of cool to see.
I also like that "love" and "lt3" are right next to each other - "lt3" being how Tweet Clouds reads "less-than-three" <3 hearts.
This is an inventive and useful way of analyzing the content of your Twitter posts. Kudos to John Krutsch for the scripting and Jared Stein for the design.
You can see my full-size Tweet Cloud here.
You can follow my Twitter updates here, my Twitter handle is @colbypalmer.
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Twittory: An "Exquisite Corpse" story - Twitter style!
Internal mechanisms began making adjustments. Muscle relaxants, serotonin. What to calm her mind? Focus...her son, where had they taken him?This was my 140-character contribution to Twittory #1, "The Darkness Inside". This is a Twitter-based Exquisite Corpse story written in 140 sentences of 140 characters or less (this is the amount of space allotted to a tweet). Fun idea!
The story so far has elements of mystery, action, science fiction, humor and romance. Also blood, swearing, kissing, treachery, and time travel. And Lou Reed.
Twittories are a production of The Podcast Network, and the game was begun by Cameron Reilly of the "G'Day World" podcast.
My sentence is number 54, which I entered sometime around December 22. Right now the game is up to number 86...so check back in March or April to read the final product!
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