New Media Wire – Sat Apr 14, 2007
Twitterment: More Twitter Watching
Add one more Twitter app to the menu. Twitterment is sort of the Google Trends of Twitter. Enter a search term and it’ll come back with not only charts showing frequency of use of that term in Twitter, but also each tweet with that term, listed reverse chronologically. Each tweet also has the twitterer’s photo. Other Twitter-based apps include Twittervision and Twitterverse.
One chart shows average hourly usage trends. The second chart shows average frequencies by day of the week. Finally, there’s a tag cloud as well. (Google Maps are “temporarily disabled”, according to the message I saw.)[via Download Squad]
Newest Gigaom Site: FoundRead
Om Malik, who has taken his singular, very popular Gigaom tech news website and expanded into a small network of sites, has a new site, FoundRead (intro). It’s a sort of repository for the “tribal wisdom” of entrepreuners that have learned various lessons about business and want to share that. Good luck, as always, to Om and FoundRead.
FlickrRivr + Apple TV
Dave Winer, who has had a profound influence on the development of the RSS format for web feeds, has a tool called FlickrRivr. He has a video showing how he uses FlickrRivr to pull in Flickr RSS feeds on his computer and then sends them wirelessly to his Apple TV device, resulting in a stream of photos displayed on his TV screen.
I didn’t see a lot of details for the FlickrRivr tool, but the general principle can be duplicated, I believe, in feed mashup tools like Yahoo Pipes. Build your mashed up feed, then send to your Apple TV device.