Twimbow organizes your Twitter stream with color coding

If you’re struggling to keep up with a noisy Twitter stream, you should check out Twimbow. It’s a free online Twitter client, now out of private beta, that can help to keep your stream organized by color-coding and filtering tweets.

Twitter Brings Promoted Tweets to User Streams

Twitter’s march toward profitability is bring ads into its users’ timeline for the first time, a tricky step that could test how much users are willing to accept. The company announced today that it is launching a test of promoted tweets with third-party application HootSuite.

Xtreme Power Joins the Transmission Hub Project

The startups that have teamed up to build a transmission hub to connect the U.S.’s three major grids are adding another startup player for energy storage. Tres Amigas has partnered with Xtreme Power, which provides groups of batteries for energy storage for the power grid.

Twitter and Facebook Updates to Show in Search Engines — Are You Prepared?

bing-facebook-google-twitterNow that Bing and Google will be displaying tweets from Twitter and status messages from Facebook, web workers will need to consider how much, and how publicly, we wish to interact with these two social networks.

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If you’re like I am, your Twitter stream is probably public. For me, the value of Twitter is its ability to let me share news and comments that current and potential clients may find useful. I also use it as a way of interacting with clients if our regular communication channels are down.

So I certainly don’t say anything using @chcs (my company Twitter account) that can’t be public. I also have a personal Twitter feed, @HamiltonChas, that mostly focuses on my comments regarding local politics. I also tweet using @GrowTrains, an account that reflects my interest in improving passenger train service. Read More about Twitter and Facebook Updates to Show in Search Engines — Are You Prepared?

What Do App Developers Think About Twitter’s Upcoming Changes?

twitter-bird1Retweeting, or copying and posting another person’s tweet on Twitter, has become so popular that the San Francisco-based micro-messaging startup plans to incorporate a formal retweet feature on its site and API, co-founder Biz Stone wrote in a blog post last week. Because the update is more fluid than the current cut-and-paste manual method, it will be easier for people to share content and could spur them to retweet more, making Twitter more of a discovery content platform. Though the feature won’t be available for a few more weeks, developers already have an idea of how it will impact Twitter-based applications and the site’s overall ecosystem — and despite some reservations, the consensus among them is that it’s a step in the right direction. Read More about What Do App Developers Think About Twitter’s Upcoming Changes?