Google launched SMS channels early this month and so far, this new medium of content distribution has proved to be quite popular among mobile phone users in India who prefer receiving updates via SMS messages than say email or RSS feeds.
Twitter has completely changed the way we communicate, it is the source for breaking news, a place where we find like-minded people and all this in 140 characters or less.
You can do lot of interesting stuff with Google Talk like get news alerts in real time, save bookmarks to delicious, manage web calendars, translate text, read or write blogs, and so much more.
If you use blogs, FriendFeed or Twitter to monitor buzz around your favorite topics (say iPhone launch) - do check out Spy.
The background of my Twitter page is done using profile images of all my Facebook friends captured via the picture collage trick.
Bit.ly is the best web service for compressing long web addresses into short URLs that can be shared in email messages without truncation.
When someone posts a link on Twitter, it is automatically converted into a short URL often powered by tinyurl.com. Human visitors can click the tinyurl link to visit the underlying website but that may or may not be the case with Google spiders.
You’ve seen the FeedBurner graphic that shows the current count of your RSS subscribers. Now there’s a similar badge for Twitter to show the count of your Twitter followers.
This is something very useful useful for bloggers who use Windows Live Writer and are active on Twitter. As soon as you publish a new blog post using Windows Live Writer, you can notify your Twitter followers about that article.
If you use a desktop based Twitter client, you may have come across the "limit exceeded" error after which the software suspends fetching new updates from Twitter for some time.
There is no Technorati or Google Blog Search like ego-surfing service for Twitter to help you find people who shared your blog posts in their Twitter messages but you can always build one. Details inside.
While twittering is fun and simple, it is tough if you were to explain the concept of twitter to someone who has never heard of this service before.
"I think we need to take a follow break until you get your twittering under control"
FriendFeed is mostly used for tracking the online activities of our friends at one place - the blogs they are writing, the photos they upload to Flickr, the books they review at Amazon, the web pages they save onto delicious, and so on.
How do you post a link on Twitter that points to an adult website or a Youtube video that may not be suitable for public viewing ?
“What are you doing ?” – Twitter wants you answer this question in 140 characters or less.
I face this problem all the time because my old Google Talk ID, that has most friends, is associated with a Gmail account while the newer one is on Google Apps.
With so many different options in place, have you ever wondered what Twitter tools are really popular among the Twitter community ? While there no official statistics available, the thousands of public Twitter profiles indexed by Google paint a fairly accurate picture.