New Twitter List Curation Tool TwitChimp Enhances Researchers’ Twitter Capabilities
MANASSAS, Va., Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — People are increasingly using Twitter to learn from others. But with 500 million Twitter users generating 340 million tweets daily, how does anyone know who to follow?
TwitChimp (http://twitchimp.com) addresses this “signal to noise” challenge by providing powerful Twitter list curation and research tools. Journalists, researchers, scientists, engineers, historians, activists, law enforcement, emergency responders, politicians and consumers are already leveraging TwitChimp to find information they need and to build communities around topics that interest them.
For the list creator: Users can easily create lists of accounts to be followed, or if they have already started lists in Twitter, can synchronize them with TwitChimp. Lists are easier to create, modify, curate, prioritize and annotate with TwitChimp. TwitChimp generates statistics on lists automatically and generates lists of top concepts being discussed on the lists as well as summaries of all tweets from the list members. Lists are made more discoverable by search engines. Lists can be embedded on any website using the fullest featured Twitter widget available on the Internet. The result: List creators get a fantastic research tool and better ways to serve the community with curated lists.
For the list user: Lists of experts on any topic can be more easily found in search engines and through the TwitChimp site. Lists can also be found on the websites of subject matter experts and online newspapers and magazines that have embedded the widget on their site. Lists generate statistics and clickable hashtag and word clouds as an aide to research. All Twitter features are made easier to use so list users can more quickly interact with people on the list and follow, reply, retweet and favorite the right tweets. It is also easy to tweet about any list and easy to tweet to the list owner.
“TwitChimp is the Ultimate Twitter List Curation Tool,” says TwitChimp founder Bob Gourley. “We created this capability to help the community and to provide a research tool for our CTOvision (http://ctovision.com) tech blog, and are glad to share it broadly for community use. Our goal is to keep all features free for use by non-profits and civic-minded individuals, but have offerings for business use as well,” said Gourley.
The TwitChimp development team was led by Adam Green of the highly regarded 140dev (http://140dev.com). “This project leverages the full power of the Twitter API plus a scalable cloud computing infrastructure designed to serve the needs of those seeking knowledge from Twitter,” said 140dev’s Adam Green. “The community focus of this project makes it a game changer we have been proud to be associated with.”
To learn more on TwitChimp, see http://twitchimp.com. Log in and create your first list. Contact Bob Gourley for more information at 703-565-2811 or bob @ twitchimp dot com.
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