You can find me on Twitter as @LocusCommunis. This will include the a lot of links to useful sites that I find as I wade through my daily workload.
The Library of Congress announced they acquired the entire archive of public Twitter activity since its inception in March 2006. Addition of new data to the archive will create a delay of several weeks between its addition and its availability to the public.
Google has also created way to revisit tweets related to historic events called Google Replay. It lets you relive a real time search from specific moments in time, but Google Replay only goes back a few months now, but it will eventually reach back to the very first Tweets.
TweetMeme is a service which aggregates links on Twitter to determine which links are most popular. TweetMeme categorises these links into Categories, Subcategories and Channels, making it easy to filter out the noise to find what you’re interested in.
We make it easy for you to subscribe to each category and the most popular through their RSS feeds and Twitter accounts.
The thing that interests me most is the search facility that works quite well, especially for finding Tweets that include company names.
Twitter lists are becoming an interesting crowd sourcing phenomenon. Twitter Lists is becoming a favorite tool for Twitter. The lists identify specific individuals in vertical fields.
To make a list, sign in to your Twitter account and click on navigation-bar item that reads “New Lists”. A pop-up window asks you to name your new list and if you want it to be public or not. When you make your own list be careful; a public list may reveal too much about what you are interested in.
You should first look for the list you want to create, somebody has probably already created it, but at the moment there isn’t a good way to find lists. Go to Twitter’s people search page and do a search for your list topic and rummage around to find accounts to add to your list. Eventually these lists will be useful once they are easier to find and search.
Listorious has compiled a list of lists of sorts but it isn’t a true search engine. This site and the Twitter people search seem to be the best tools to use when dealing with Twitter Lists.
The issues surrounding company names being adopted as Twitter nicknames without permission are discussed in this republished Law 360 newsletter article. While this article addresses U.S. legal issues, the problem transcends borders.