Free microblogging webapp that lets users share "tweets" of up to 140 characters in length.

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How to search Twitter for tweets citing a blog post, correcting for URL shorteners?

Say I want to find all tweets that link to a particular blog post, such as this one, and considering that most tweets would actually use URL shorteners, is there a way to find those tweets, taking ...
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Twitter Application That Maintains History?

Are there any client applications for Twitter (PC, phone, etc.) that keep a locally backed up record of one's tweets? Twitter could really be useful as an ongoing activity log, but there's a risk of ...
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Which is the most reliable and secure application for tweeting by mail?

I know it is a weird way of tweeting but I want to tweet by e-mail. There are some web applications doing this. But I am looking for the most credible and secure one. What are your recommandations?
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How can I set up a second twitter feed?

I wanted to start a separate twitter feed on a specific topic (with a different user name) that is separate from the primary one I use. When I tried to create the second account it wouldn't let me ...
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Alternatives to Twitter [closed]

I am looking for alternatives to Twitter. In particular, the annoyances I am looking to fix are: Twitter does conversations really poorly. The replies aren't grouped with the messages they are ...
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Is there a way to show how many people are following me on Twitter and a standard “Follow me on Twitter” buton?

Currently I'm using a custom (rather ugly) image: Is there something more standardized? Can I show how many people follow me on Twitter, just like the Like button shows how many people like my ...
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I want to move from Identi.ca to Twitter. Is there a web app to map identities between the two?

I've been using Identi.ca but too many of my contacts won't use it and I want to move to Twitter instead. Is there an app that can go through my list of subscriptions/subscribers and match those to ...
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Is there a way to follow the posts of individual Twitter users in Google Reader? [closed]

I want to have feeds for people that I follow on Twitter right in my Google Reader interface, but none of the ways that I've tried to subscribe seem to work.
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Deleting a status tweet accidentally published on Twitter

I accidentally posted to Twitter what was supposed to be a direct message. Now, people are replying to me and asking me about that tweet. Can I delete it?
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Do I always see all the tweets of people I'm following on Twitter?

Just a idle curiosity here, but I've wondered if at certain times I'm not seeing all the tweets by the people I follow. A couple of things have led me to this conclusion: At the moment I'm on ...
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How can I find out if X follow Y on Twitter?

What web application can I use to find if a user is following another one, on Twitter? Update: I found http://twitter-follow.appspot.com/ to be the one that suits my taste. Warning: We've had flags ...
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Web applications for recommending Twitter users to follow [closed]

Are there sites or applications that recommend who you should follow on Twitter based on, for example on the content of your tweets, on the people who are following you who are not spam users, your ...
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Can I modify the format of the text used to post to Twitter by Typepad?

I dislike the format that Typepad uses when posting to Twitter to alert my followers that I've created a new blog post. Is there a mechanism to change the format?
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Is there a Wordpress plugin that will tweet when a scheduled post is posted?

I know there are tons of Twitter/Wordpress plugins out there, but so far I have not been able to get one to do what I need. I have lots of scheduled posts. When a scheduled post goes like, I would ...
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Recommend sites to help build Twitter backgrounds? [closed]

What are some recommended sites to help build Twitter backgrounds? This background would be used as a custom theme for a user's twitter page. Note: Looking for web-app/service, not an app to ...
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Is there a website which extracts all links posted by twitter friends and provides a Atom/RSS feed?

I'm searching a Website/Service which monitors all people I follow and extracts the links posted by them. Ideally it unshortens Shortlinks and provides an Atom or RSS feed for the entries. (redirect ...
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Application to view, sort, etc. Twitter followers?

I hate paging through my Twitter followers on Twitter's web site. It's cumbersome and unintuitive. Are there any external applications that allow me to sort my Twitter followers and view them in ...
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Getting replies to a tweet by another person

What's the fastest way to get all the replies to a particular tweet from another person? (besides searching for his username, which is not effective if the tweet is not his latest) Can this be done ...
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Voice recognition app

Is there a voice recognition app that, allows me to interact with various web apps and modify certain actions and link them to command word?
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Is there an app with a historical archive of twitter messages for a specific hashtag? [closed]

Is there a web application that lets me watch and search the history of a hashtag on twitter from the last year? The twitter service only seems to have history of around a month.
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Twitter Search API

How come when I do a search threw the twitterAPI, the results are so delayed, as supposed to how it is on the search.twitter.com? I am writing a little joke script that responds to people in real ...
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Search only through tweets of people I'm following

Facebook has a feature that allows you to search through status messages that your friends have posted, but Twitter doesn't currently have that feature. Is it possible via the official Twitter ...
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How can I turn off Retweets from persons I am following?

I like (most of) the people I follow. But some of them just Retweet a bunch of noise. Is there an option in Twitter to turn off these Retweets ? I already can I see the top Retweets in the sidebar so ...
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How do I import an iCal feed to Twitter on an as-it-happens basis?

I have an account on Twitter that I use for saying "what I'm doing." Some of my iCal feeds already know what I'm doing and I don't want to have to do double entry and record that event twice. Is ...
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I need a tool to automatically do a Google Translate operation on all tweets in my Twitter feed

I've been using TweetDeck to translate foreign language tweets, but TweetDeck requires two clicks per tweet to call Google Translate and translate the tweet. Do any Twitter clients, web based or ...
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Sending files over Twitter

I want to be able to send a file to my followers. How do I do this?
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How can I make my tweets private?

I want my tweets on Twitter to remain private and not be visible to anyone except those I designate as being able to view. How do I accomplish this?
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How can I follow someone on Twitter without them knowing?

Is it possible to follow someone on Twitter without them knowing?
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Is there a pause/play “auto-fetch” option for Twitter?

I enjoy checking out Twitter when I have a minute or two to "catch up" on what is going on outside my home/office but I hate that I have to manually load new tweets. e.g. click on the "3 new tweets" ...
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How can I throttle an over talkative person I'm following on Twitter without unfollowing?

In my stream of people I'm following usually one person tweets way more often than everyone else. How can I restrict the feed to show just a representative sample, or a maximum number of tweets per ...
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First tweet of a user

I'd like to see the first tweet of a Twitter user. Is this possible without clicking "more" a hundred times?
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Twitter Location Feature Does not work outside Major Countries using the web interface

I tried updating my status using twitter.com and I cannot get the location feature attached to tweet again. Last month I was in North America and geo-location worked great. Now I have moved for ...
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Is there a twitter-like app that can be installed for a corporate intranet?

I think that the twitter model of communication would work very well for disseminating information and informal discussion in the corporate world. Is there a twitter-like web-app that can be installed ...
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How can I combine my social networking feeds with RSS feeds (such as new questions on WebApps) in a single timeline?

With so many different ways to get information on the web (twitter, facebook, myspace, RSS, etc.), I would like to combine them into one place rather than having to run different tools or visit ...
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Is there an application to summarise my twitter timeline [closed]

Is there a web application that exists that can scan my timeline for a given period (for example last weekend while I was away) and allow me to intelligently catch-up by showing only the tweets that ...
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How can I tell which sites I've authorized to access my information on Twitter?

How do I know which sites I've allowed to have access to my information on Twitter?
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How can I backup all of my tweets?

Is there a way to download a backup of all of my own tweets, in case Twitter ever goes down for good?
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How to know when a user unfollows on Twitter

Twitter sends an email notification mentioning so-and-so-person [with their tweets, followers, etc info] is following me, the moment someone follows me. But Twitter does not send any email after ...
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How do I sync Facebook, Twitter, & Foursquare?

I have accounts on Twitter, Facebook, & FourSquare (to name a few.) I'm trying to work out the best way to sync all of these sites so that I can post once and update all. Here's the problem: ...
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How can I put a Twitter “tweet” in my Blog

Currently I think I would just screen shot a popular tweet from @aplusk or someone else I am trying to reference but I am always stuck with cropping People say I could have "photoshopped" it and it ...
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How can I follow my Facebook Friends on Twitter?

When I log into Facebook in the News Feed it shows some of my friends posting via Twitter. Is there a way I can automatically follow them on my Twitter account or get all their twitter ids to follow ? ...
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Twitter: Easy way to unfollow users not also following me?

On Twitter, is there an easy way to unfollow users not also following me – or at least get a list of such users I'm following where there isn't reciprocation?
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Sending a direct or private message in Twitter

I've heard of direct messages in Twitter but I don't know if that's the same as using @username or is something else. What is the difference (in case they are different) and/or how could I send a ...
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Advanced Twitter search tricks? [closed]

Searching Twitter can be arduous. What are some tricks to searching Twitter? Are there additional options outside of the ones listed on Twitter's advanced search page?
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How do I re-activate my twitter account using the same email address?

I deleted my twitter account, and now I can't create a new one with the same email address! How do I get a new twitter account with the same email address?
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Be notified of @-messages on Twitter

On Twitter, how can I receive an automatic notification through email if somebody writes an @-message to me?
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I want to receive the tweets of everyone I follow as emails. How do I configure that?

I suspect this might require a 3rd party application. There is no way that I would want SMS notifications to my phone (which is almost what I'm looking for). And if I could get emails just for ...
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How can I delete my Twitter account?

I've decided I don't want to use Twitter any more - how can I delete my account?
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How can I control who follows me on Twitter?

I tend to get a bunch of emails every week that say: JaneDoe (JaneDoe343) is now following your tweets on Twitter.is now following you. A little information about JaneDoe: 0 followers 1 ...
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How do I search within someone's tweets?

I remember Jeff Atwood (@codinghorror) had posted a tweet about a new website, but I can't seem to find the link. Is there any way I can search within someone's tweets to find that link?