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Tweet Nest is a self-hosted online tweet archive

While I'm as excited as the next guy about Twitter's new Web interface, one shortcoming that I'd really like to see fixed soon is Twitter's lack of archiving. If you're not aware, once you get over 3,000 tweets on Twitter, you'll find that your oldest tweets start to disappear. Apparently, Twitter isn't purging them, and they still have them somewhere in their database -- but at that point, they...

Twitter changes from 140 to 120 characters (sort of), and launches a URL shortener

Twitter is famous for its quick 140-character bursts of information, but the new target number might be 120 characters, plus links. In a new post on the official Twitter blog, Twitter's Sean Garrett outlines the company's new philosophy that links shouldn't count against the character limit. To make that happen, Twitter's launching its own URL shortener, t.co, that will automatically be applied to...

Twitter Tuesday - this week's Twitter news, apps and more

Welcome back to Twitter Tuesday, where we drop all the Twitter news and gossip from the past week, along with the latest Twitter apps and gizmos. This is my third week writing the column, and I've managed to stick to my promise not to make awful bird puns or affix the letters "tw" where they don't belong. Read on to see whether I can make it one more column without turning to the dark side. ...

Cadmus aims to filter spammy and repetitive tweets from your Twitter feed

There's no doubt that it's easy to become overwhelmed with the sheer volume of posts when you start to follow a lot of people on a social network. Cadmus is trying to help with that problem, specifically by filtering out similar toots from your Twitter feed, and grouping related toots. My first impression of Cadmus was not good, but that was possibly due to Twitter's flakiness. I signed up for the...

Favrd, a beloved Twitter favorites tracker, shuts down

Favrd, a site created in 2008 by Dean Allen to track the funniest posts on Twitter, has shut down today. More than just a pointer in the direction of Twitter's most-favorited fart jokes, Favrd was the center of a vibrant community of wisecrackers. Its passing has been mourned in tweets and blogs by web luminaries including Jeffrey Zeldman. Why did Dean decide to shut down Favrd? Well, it seems...

Analyze Words - analyze Twitter users based on their toots

Who doesn't love a superficial pop-psychology tool? Analyze Words purports to reveal the personality of Twitter users by analyzing their recent toots tweets. The resulting analysis is broken down into three main categories: Emotional Style, Social Style, and Thinking Style. Each main category consists of three or four ratings; for example, Emotional Style consists of Upbeat, Worried, Angry, and...

Twitter takes deleted tweets out of search results

Even before Twitter purchased Summize and turned it into Twitter Search, users started to realize that a deleted tweet was never truly deleted. If you knew what it said, you could easily find it by searching for some of the words, and even if you didn't, you could see someone's deleted tweets in the results for "from:username." M.G. Siegler over at TechCrunch noticed that after Twitter made...

Pretweeting - virtual stock market of Twitter trends

How hip are you? Are you on the cutting edge of what's being talked about by those in the know? You know, the "twitterati"? (Sorry, I just gagged a little there.) If you enjoy stock market-based games, and tracking the trending topics on Twitter, you might want to have a look at Pretweeting. Pretweeting is a virtual stock market where the commodities that you buy and sell are trending words on...

Control your Mac or PC using Twitter

Twitter, Twitter, Twitter. It seems like it's everywhere, and people are trying to use it for everything. And I mean everything. For example, have you ever wished that you could remotely control your computer using Twitter? I have to admit that I have not, but I suppose I can see the convenience of using such a ubiquitous tool to send quick commands to a computer. The services TweetMyMac and...

Twitter Twerp Scan relaunches, now better than ever

We first covered Twerp Scan back in April of last year. At the time we commended it as a useful way to scan your list of followers for accounts that are simply following you as a way to get onto your list and hopefully be noticed - in other words, Twitter spam followers. Since then, Twerp Scan has gone through a rather dramatic redesign, and has added the ability not only to scan the accounts that...

Pay Me Tweets helps you ruin any credibility you have on Twitter

Twitter, when used correctly, is the ultimate meritocracy. You can freely follow anyone you want, and just as freely unfollow them. For most users this means following people whose tweets they perceive they are gaining value from, and not following people who waste their time. There are, of course, exceptions to this rule, particularly when it comes to so many of the self-professed "Social Media...

Historical Tweets: Twitter posts from way back

Historicaltweets.com takes us on a journey through time to see Twitter posts from historical figures like Abraham Lincoln and Michael Jordan. There are categories for 1800's, various decades of the 1900's, and even Comically Old when the word "Twitter" would have fit nicely in iambic pentameter. You can submit your own ideas, choose to view a random tweet, and will soon be able to buy...

Dress up your Tweets with Twitterkeys

Are you leaving work early to fly off somewhere with your sweetie? You could Tweet that to your followers on Twitter, or you could tell them, "I'm going to ??? out of work early today and hop a ??? to Montego Bay with my true ♥." Adding symbols to Tweets used to involve remembering a whole bunch of keystroke combinations but thanks to TwitterKeys, created by the folks at The Next Web Blog,...

Use Tweetake To Back Up Your Twitter

If you're a heavy Twitter user, you've no doubt accumulated a huge collection of tiny text messages. Losing all that information would be a giant pain, but how do you save a copy for yourself? Have a look at Tweetake! The interface is dead simple: enter your Twitter username and password, select what you want to back up, and press Get 'em! to release the hounds. Within a few seconds Tweetake...

Crowdstatus and Gridjit: Two new ways to look at Twitter

Twitter's a great way to keep up with your friends latest thoughts and activities -- if you have just a few friends to follow or if you spend every waking moment monitoring Twitter. But if you follow a few hundred people and happen to walk away from your computer or mobile device for more than a few minutes, odds are you'll miss a ton of messages. CrowdStatus makes it easier to make sure you...