How many of us have begun a statement with those six words? “I love running,” or…”I hate running!” How about, “I feel happy,” or, “I wish I knew what to do.”
Well, if you’re familiar with Twitter, you can now know what everyone else loves, hates, thinks, believes, feels and wishes. You’re thinking, “Isn’t that the point of Twitter? I already know more about what everyone else thinks than I ever wanted to know!” Yes, this is true. However, thanks to Twistori, you can now view what the general public is stating about their feelings. Before you shoot me another incredulous look, allow me to explain:
Twistori is entertaining, yes (there’s even a screen saver that runs in real time…I am one of the nerds that has it, I’ll admit it. And sorry–it only runs on Macs). There’s a lot of entertainment value in reading the thoughts of anonymous tweeters. But is can also be beneficial; there is a desktop version available. For $12, you can download the program and load custom words in to see what people are saying (err…”tweeting”). For example, do want to know what people are not only saying, but telling the[ir] world about your brand? Or would you like to research a topic? Are you wondering what people said about your event last week? You can always run a search through Twitter’s search engine, but wouldn’t it be easier to have your own custom cluster (group of words) running in this nifty little program?
Plus, it always looks a little more like research than play when your boss asks you what you’ve been doing for the company.
[Thanks to Bobby Rozzell for introducing Twistori and I.]