The Uber-List of 275 Twitter Tools… Something for Every Occasion.

It’s likely that there are more Twitter tools available now than people “following” you.  Here is an uber-list of 275 Twitter tools for every occasion… from finding the right people to follow, tracking latest trends, integrating with blogs and Facebook, to scheduling tweets and everything in between.  Chances are if you’re into Twitter, then there’s something on this list that can help enhance your experience.  If nothing else, it’s amazing to see how a phenomenon like Twitter (which launched in July 2006) has created such a vast ecosystem. Find Tweeters like You Directories and User Search Tools Twits like Me Find out people like you Twellow A Twitter directory sorted by occupation Just Tweet It A twitter directory sorted by interest Twubble This tool will automatically find people who are compatible with your interests. However, if you follow too many people, then Twubble may recommend some people that you already follow Twittie Me Search for similar users and advertise your twitter page Twitdir Search for words in usernames, locations or descriptions Find out what is the latest trends on Twitter Sites that tell the latest stories and trends on Twitter Twitter Search (Summize previously) Search for the latest trends on Twitter Twitscoop A search tool that tracks trends as well as certain events. Flaptor Search A search tool that can be installed on your browser. Tweet Scan Search keywords on Twitter Twitterment Search Twitter users and topics Twitbuzz Find out the latest links and conversations on Twitter Tweetmeme find out the latest Stories on Twitter Twistori Find out what twitter loves, hates, believes, etc. Twitturly Find out the most...

Expense-a-Steak App Takes on Recession… and your accounting department!

This is a terrific example of smart and relevant content. A simple application that doesn’t provide much utility, but worth a laugh and hits a bulls-eye for relevancy. Here’s the context: The economy has been a bit on the soft side, putting a great deal of pressure on certain industries: the banking industry, the media industry, the brokerage industry, the advertising industry and, in a poignant example of collateral damage, the $108 steak ‘n’ fries-for-two industry. Go to expenseasteak.com and fill in the obscenely large amount of your Maloney & Porcelli meal. Out will come a PDF of receipts for exactly that amount — innocuous (and extremely realistic) proof of purchases for taxis, panini lunches, office supplies, business books and so on. Accounting doesn’t ask why you’ve bought $700 worth of anti-static floor mats and toner? That’s their problem. Read the full review here:  Advertising Age – Garfield’s Ad...

A branded app that brings you a little joy during volatile economic times.

PUMA Bodywear brings you a little joy during these volatile economic times. The PUMA Index is a real stock market ticker, but with an added bonus. When the market goes down the models clothes come… An interesting and certainly amusing concept from PUMA.  If they’re hoping to target a young male demo, this is certainly the right play.  That said, does it do any damage to the brand?  There is very little association between what this app does with the PUMA brand.  Which means that the brand become aligned with what the app represents, rather than the utility it provides.  Seems like an odd choice and more something a brand like Axe could pull off. You can download the app at puma.com or the iTunes app store The PUMA...

If popular websites were people, what would they look like?

Mashable’s Stan Schroeder recently posted this short blurb and image from comic artist elontirien on deviantART. The image truly captures the essence of these websites… so now you can put a face to the name! Who’s the Bigger Nerd: Wikipedia or Google?: “If popular websites were people, what would they look like? If you’ve ever wondered, an artist’s rendering gives a really cute answer to the question. Portrayed in the image, created by comic artist elontirien on deviantART, are Wikipedia (Wikipedia), Google (Google), Facebook (Facebook), Twitter (Twitter), MySpace (MySpace), deviantART and YouTube (YouTube), the last of which brought a smile to my face. Interestingly enough, Twitter is portrayed as a small kid; does that mean it still has a lot of room to grow? [img property of elontirien; via...

Trident Thinks Small, Happy

Trident targets the “little piece of happy” of the brand instead of taking the materialistic approach These short 15 second ads are not meant to deliver a long, drawn out, deep message but instead to provide the audience with a smile or a ‘moment of happiness.’  The campaign has been in the works for three years and sprang as a result of asking customers what Trident truly looked like to them. Read more at Brandweek:  Trident Thinks Small,...