Twitter Widget

Today I created the following Twitter timeline widget and downloaded an offline archive of my Tweets for test purposes.

Twitgoo and Twistori

Twitgoo is a quick, easy, reliable, and safe way to share images for Twitter. Twitgoo is operated by Photobucket Inc. which is an image and video sharing service that allows Users to store images and videos and share them across the internet and create unique personal profiles online. Twitgoo allows Users to upload images and videos and associate them with a unique URL to create online access to the images and videos for themselves and others.

A Twitgoo application for the Chumby has been developped by Andrew Howie (howdog) from Sydney.

Another Chumby app based on Twitter is Twistori, a first step in an ongoing social experiment, inspired by wefeelfine, hand-crafted by Amy Hoy and Thomas Fuchs.

Twitter Applications and API

Twitter has received a lot of attention from developpers. A very useful list of all available applications, bots, scripts, programs and other informations related to Twitter is published on the Twitter Fan Wiki.

The Twitter API wiki documentation currently divides the API into two categories: the REST API Documentation and the Search API Documentation. The Search API uses a slightly different syntax and is documented separately because it was developed independently at Summize, a company that Twitter has since acquired; while the Search API is still pretty straightforward and RESTful, plans are underway to make it more consistent with Twitter’s other REST API methods. More informations are available on the DevX.com website.

For most popular programming languages, there exist a Twitter API library that lets you send and receive tweets and other Twitter-related information using the syntax and data structures of those programming languages. Libraries for the Twitter Api for different programming languages are listed on the Twitter Development Google Groups website and on the Twitter website.

There are six Java projects kwown related to the Twitter Api :

TWITTER : what are you doing ?

Twitter is a service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing?
You can use 140 characters or less to send your thoughts, observations, and goings-on in your day. Whether you’re “eating an apple” or “looking foward to the weekend” or “Heading out of town”, it’s twitter-worthy. Twitter messages are called tweets.

Hashtags are a community-driven convention for adding additional context and metadata to the tweets. An online hashtag is created by prefixing a word with a hash symbol: #hashtag.

Followers (followers_me) are those who have elected to receive tweets from a twitter, following_me are friends whose tweets a twitter is following.

Twitter can be used on the web or with a mobile phone (SMS), it’s interworking with Facebook and it’s supporting an API to develop specific applications. Twitter offers an search and advanced search webpage to find out what’s happening in the world beyond your personal timeline. To search, filter, and otherwise interact with the volumes of news and information being transmitted to Twitter every second, Twitter Search helps to filter all the real-time information coursing through their service.

Twitter is a privately funded startup with offices in the SoMA neighborhood of San Francisco, CA. Started as a side project in March of 2006, Twitter has grown into a real-time short messaging service that works over multiple networks and devices.

Detailed informations are available on Wikipedia.