Today Zannel released a modification to its service to follow hashtags from twitter to support people posting media regarding the #iranElection hashtag. This would have been really useful 24 hours ago, but still, a great potential resource. Since this was just live today, there has not been a lot of action on the site, but… Read More

{update} I created a search on twittFilter that hides duplicate from a twitter search. This is useful for #iranElection here is the link: I’m sure most of you who use twitter are already aware of what has been going on. Because of the media blocks in Iran, social media tools like twitter, friendfeed, flickr… Read More

This is how you know your having an impact on the world. When you cannot perform an upgrade to your service because a group of users, say.. IRAN! is relaying on your system to communicate with each other because the government is blocking media systems. Tonight, twitter was suppose to go down for 90min (which… Read More

When the Twitpocalypse kicked off 2 days back, (story here) I figured most major apps would have been ready for it.  I was wrong.  I also figured, well, there will be a fix in 24 hrs.  Wrong again.  Its Sunday night and I finally saw Twitterrific after I manually refreshed updates. I installed the update and… Read More

Its not like we were not warned or anything. I knew this was coming 2 weeks ago. Twitpocalypse is twitters version of Y2K where the unique identifier associated to each tweet will exceed 2,147,483,647. This afternoon, I spend all of 10 min fixing the db in twittFilter to handle the changes and all good. (lux… Read More

{note: if you are looking for the stencil story, click here } I’m drafting an article about twitter applications for the iphone. (if you have a fav iphone twitter app, let me know). I changed my password while I test out some apps and I’ve experienced some login issues.  It’s even messed up twittFilter. (for… Read More

I’m not the first to realise this, but I find I’m sending far more DMs (direct messages) through twitter then I’m sending emails to communicate with people.  And why is this? Well.. … its not because I can write more. Only 140 char and no attachments. … its not because notification is better.  I get… Read More

A new twitter game has started up called Spymaster. The backlash has already started, but there is still enough spymaster messages out there that make me want to write a filter (on twittfilter) to hide all tweets with spymaster on it.  Now if you remember back at SXSW, there was something similar called Assassin where… Read More

The last week has not been kind to the twitter servers.  As someone who has a twitter product ( I get to see (and hear) everything that goes wrong in twitter land. A combination of servers issues and a few virus (kinda) attacks on the system has forced twitter to moat certain bits of itself… Read More

Friendfilter, a service of has gone Beta!  Currently, when you get a new follower, twitter sends you a generic email saying.. you got a new follower.. Well, great, but that does not tell me anything. Friendfilter is a service that will check for new followers and score them relative to you.  A scorecard is… Read More

Look what I got in the email from the interwebs.. We are writing to you to let you know that in the next 24 hours, your Truphone for the iPhone application will be automatically upgraded with some exciting new features*! These new features are: 1. Instant Messaging (IM) IM will be added, meaning that you… Read More

This is a pretty good post, matt buchanan put a list of twitter apps for the iphone together with screenshots and grades.  Now I’m using Twinkle myself where before I was using twitterific, but fount twitterific buggy. Matt has Tweetie as the best overall, but eh, I dont know, seems to much kitchen sink to… Read More

Twittfilter is actually an old project.  I started it last Spring but only shared it with a few friends.  The first feature of Twittfilter is the ability to send you an email if a term (typically your twitter name)  is found in the public stream. Since you get an email  you do not have to… Read More

So, given that I work in technology, and web2.0 for that matter, whatever that means, one would think all of my blogs would be about software. And yet, this is my first. Now many of you know I have been playing around with building a twitter service to deal with twitter overload. The easy fix… Read More