It's easy to miss a reply in Twitter, especially if you don't use one of the smarter clients like Twhirl. Here's a short but sweet tip that will help you never miss a message directed at you...

Pop over to Summize. If you're not familiar with Summize, all you need to know is that it's a really slick search engine that keeps tabs on conversations in Twitter. We're going to do a simple search for any mention of your username, so go ahead and enter @YourUsername (If you want to include your own tweets in the results, leave off the @).

Handy, eh?

Now bookmark the results page for future reference. Ideally, put the bookmark in your toolbar so you're just a click away. In Firefox, don't forget that you can use the RSS feed to make a Live Bookmark. Super handy!


Not to sound like a smartarse, but if Twhirl misses a tweet, surely it can't be counted as one of the "smarter clients" ;-)

June 11, 2008 at 11:03 PM  

True 'nuff. Since I moved to Linux I haven't been able to use Twhirl, but I seem to recall it giving @ messages more prominence, so it's probably smarter than I'm giving it credit for...

June 12, 2008 at 12:16 AM  

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