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TwitterFriends – helps you find the hidden network

TwitterFriends aim is to build a topographical map, of sorts, for you to find a hidden network of Twitter users that you have not uncovered yet. So from the beginning:

No password required! You can access most feature without submitting your Twitter password. If you do not need the “inactive users” or “friends currently online” functions, just ignore the login form.

Once you enter your username (or anyones for that matter) it starts loading data.  I used myself as usual.  It took less than a minute to bring up people I replied to and people that replied to me as the default, of many views.  From there the list gets long.  The list of tabs across the top includes:

  • @from
  • @to
  • conversations
  • statistics
  • visualization
  • net
  • top
  • inactive
  • online (requires login for that)

Scrolling down uncovers even more.  Here are some screenshots and more commentary:
Twitter, TwitterFriends

It gives a pretty good breakdown on your tweeting habits, followed by a graph of the same information as shown here:

IdoNotes TwitGraph

The overlap is interesting to see also in terms of the amount of data you have coming in versus what you send out to your followers.  This may be a key in why you don’t have as many as you wish.  Or, you might just like to be the voyeur.

The tab for outgoing replies shows a wheel of who you reply to and then cross references that with who they reply to.  This is a recent outgoing net snapshot.  There is also an incoming net display.  (UPDATE: you can click and node/name and it reorganizes the graph, wow)  Quite impressive to see as shown here:
TwitterFriends network

I wil let you explore more as there is tons of information.  I great tool.

UPDATE: Another tip, if you do log in at the top of the page, more tabs give information.  My current favorite is the Inactive tab that shows who last posted of those you follow.  I great way to trim your list from time to time.


About IdoNotes

Professional bio: Chris Miller, known as IdoNotes across the web is based in St Louis, MO as the Director of Messaging & Collaboration for Connectria and the Founder of Spiked Studio Productions.. Connectria is one of the largest IBM hosting and remote management partners. Chris speaks globally at conferences and events including: View Admin 2003-2009 View Admin Europe 2003-2008 Domino 7 Upgrade Seminar (globally) Domino 8 Upgrade Seminar (globally) Real-Time Collaboration Seminar Lotusphere 2003-2012 ILUG 2008, 2010 ULUG 2009, 2011, 2012 Collaboration University 2006-2010Domino Optimization Tour 2010 BLUG 2011, 2012 NLLUG 2010 AusLUG 2011, 2012 Other awards, events and information: Founder of IamLUG - the North American Lotus User Group event held annually. 2009-present Chris, via Connectria, is a Lotus Award winner 3 times and a finalist 5 times since 2000. Winner of the Gary Guthrie Award for Technical Writing in 2002 Previous board member of the St Louis Domino and Notes User Group Previous board member of VALU (the predecessor to LotusUserGroup) Advisory Board member to LotusUserGroup.org Chris is the founder of Spiked Studio Productions which produces industry related podcasts, webcasts and more. Shows include: IdoNotes - one of the longest running Lotus related technical podcasts BlackBerry Today - a video podcast on the hottest device, application and BlackBerry/Playbook news Consultant In Your Pocket - deep technical webcast training delivered free and subscription IdoSphere - a two day online technical event TheSocialGeeks - a leading social media roundtable podcast Sametime Guide - a video training tutorial on installing and administrating IBM Sametime TheSocialNetworker - a social media site review webcast and interview series now including Social Stalking content on social media security and privacy Certifications: PCLP since Domino R4 in administration and in Development through R5 Workplace Collaboration Services 2.5 - Team Collab and Messaging Domino 7 and 8 Certified Security Administrator Sametime Administration 7.5.x-8.5 CLP Collaboration (retired certification Aug 2006) CLI for numerous administration areas including Domino, Sametime, Quickr and Connections Yes I write some of those dreaded admin cert exams you take. I won't say which ones so you don't come looking for me, but I will say they are the real good recent ones that have been coming out. Animals: One dog, a Puggle. He has been on this world before and seems to understand slippers and a fine cigar. Mind you that is him in the chair and not me. A ninja death cat. I only see her when she strikes Music: Non-stop. At my desk, in my car, walking to work and back to my car downtown. In the house there is a crazy zoned set-up for you home automation geeks. I am a self-proclaimed MP3 fiend, to which I have tried rehab 4 billion times to no avail. Now what kind of music you ask? I will never tell.


3 thoughts on “TwitterFriends – helps you find the hidden network

  1. I definitely think this is a powerful tool. It helped me see that I retweet way to often and should participate in conversations more. I guess I was getting Twitter lazy…

    Posted by Dan | February 23, 2009, 4:35 pm
  2. Found the ‘milliscoble’ rating and link hysterical

    Posted by Charlie Anzman | February 19, 2009, 10:33 am
  3. Finally, a useful analysis tool for your own Twitter!

    This totally helps me to figure out my strong and weak points, in terms of Twittering.

    I’m in love!

    Posted by feminasty | February 19, 2009, 9:44 am

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