Search on SLJ.com ....
Subscribe to SLJ
Follow This Blog: RSS feed
Neverending Search
Inside Neverending Search

Four nifty ways to display and curate Twitter

Our Twitter feeds and searches and Tweetdeck display panels are just fine for everyday purposes, but for special occasions–conferences, meetings, professional development, and, perhaps, classes, you may want to dress up your feeds.

These four tools allow you to display @signs and hashtags in more attractive, perhaps more usable, ways.  I’ll demonstrate with #tlchat

Tagboard (https://tagboard.com/) is a cross-network aggregator, grabbing hashtags from Twitter, Facebook, Vine, Google+, and Instagram to create a visual mosaic.  Use it as a search tool or create a community by facilitating better conversation with administrative tools.  Click on “latest” for updates.  Create a tagboard to cultivate or customize boards for your favorite hashtags with banners, buttons and specified settings.

 Screen Shot 2014 05 20 at 9.17.10 AM 300x150 Four nifty ways to display and curate Twitter   Screen Shot 2014 05 20 at 9.58.57 AM 300x170 Four nifty ways to display and curate Twitter

Screen Shot 2014 05 20 at 9.01.32 AM 300x210 Four nifty ways to display and curate Twitter

Twitterfall:  After signing into your Twitter account, Twitterfall allows you to watch tweets as the drop on a screen.  A suite of sophisticated features allow you to filter for location, adjust speed and size, exclude words, select language, eliminate retweets, load Twitter lists, display in full width or presentation mode, and add a heading.

Screen Shot 2014 05 20 at 9.28.22 AM 300x159 Four nifty ways to display and curate Twitter Screen Shot 2014 05 20 at 9.32.57 AM 300x169 Four nifty ways to display and curate Twitter

Visible Tweets updates tweets every five minutes in a spectrum of colors, in your choice of letter-by-letter, word cloud or rotation displays–a great backdrop for a meeting.

Screen Shot 2014 05 20 at 9.45.06 AM 300x159 Four nifty ways to display and curate Twitter   Screen Shot 2014 05 20 at 9.44.47 AM 300x162 Four nifty ways to display and curate Twitter Screen Shot 2014 05 20 at 9.47.38 AM 300x122 Four nifty ways to display and curate Twitter

TweetBeam is a beautiful, interactive Twitter visualization.  Tweets load real-time on a wall of avatars. Click on avatars to reveal their recent tweets. You may create and customize a wall for any topic, hashtag, or your own timeline.

tweetbeam 300x158 Four nifty ways to display and curate Twitter   tweetbeam1 300x207 Four nifty ways to display and curate Twitter

And, if you are simply searching for tweets, don’t forget the serious power of Twitter’s own Advanced Twitter Search

share save 171 16 Four nifty ways to display and curate Twitter
Joyce Valenza About Joyce Valenza

Joyce is the teacher-librarian at Springfield Township High School, a technology writer, and a blogger. Follow her on Twitter: @joycevalenza

Speak Your Mind

*