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Get Email Notification When A Twitter Username Becomes Available

Twitter usernames are a precious asset, especially when you have an online business and want to use Twitter for promotion and marketing. There can be situations when you would like to claim a particular Twitter username:

  • You are planning to open a new blog but unfortunately the corresponding Twitter username is unavailable.
  • You are planning to change your Twitter username but your preferred username is unavailable.

You can find out if your username has been taken on a social networking site or not. But that is a manual task, and you have to repeat it every now and then. If there was a tool which can notify you once a Twitter username is available, you can quickly register it to your advantage. Twitter counter has added support for this feature quite lately.

To get started, visit Twitter counter and click “Claim this username” placed just under the graph and stats.

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In the subsequent page, enter the username for which you want to get the alert.

Test: I tested the tool using @amit_vcq which was available in Twitter at that time.

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I haven’t got any email alert yet but once the username is available, I will be the first one to know about it.

Techie Buzz Verdict

I like the simplicity of the service. No disturbing ads, registrations or sign ups and works pretty straight forward.   The only flaw I found- you cannot save or see the username alerts you have set and you need to write it down to remember it.

Techie Buzz rating: 2 (average).

TwitPic Rejected a $10 Million Buyout Offer

With Twitter experiencing tremendous growth, a lot of Twitter apps have also taken off. We recently heard about OneForty raising $1.9 Million for its Twitter app store and now there is talk of TwitPic being valued at more than $10 Million.

TwitPic is the most popular photo sharing site for Twitter with 6.5 million registered users and thousands of photos uploaded everyday. A recent interview with Noah Everett, the founder of TwitPic, reveals that TwitPic rejected a buyout offer of more than $10 Million last year. This interview with Mixergy further reveals that TwitPic makes around $1.5 Million every year out of which 70% is net profit.

It is a remarkable achievement for a service that was started by Noah single-handedly without any outside funding. Even now, the TwitPic team only consists of 4 people including Noah’s parents. Here is the complete interview.

If you want to know more about TwitPic, check out our previous posts here and here.

View Another User’s Timeline in Twitter.

has an option to view users profiles, however, in those you cannot see a user’s timeline and who is replying to them. However, a service called cTwittLike will allow you to see Twitter like someone else views it.

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For example, if I wanted to see the timeline as our update robot on twitter @techiebuzzer does, I just have to enter the username techiebuzzer and wait a few seconds to view twitter like I would do after logging in as @techiebuzzer.

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If you want to take the shortcut route, just load up the URL http://www.ctwittlike.net/username, to view the timeline like another user would, just replace the username with the name of the user you want to view the Twitter timeline as.

Find When People Unfollow You on Twitter

is not a high stakes place that you lose your sleep over someone unfollowing you. However, twitter in itself does not provide any way to find out if someone has unfollowed you, unless you want to rummage through the entire list of followers and following to match the not.

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In this post, we will list some of the ways in which you can track and see when someone has unfollowed you on twitter. Most unfollower watchers are pretty simple to use, just follow and forget.

Follow @goodbyebuddy

As simple as it gets, just follow @goodbyebuddy on Twitter and your set. The robot will automatically send you a direct message whenever someone unfollows you.

Follow @tless

@tless is another Twitter robot, which can keep track and tell you when someone unfollows you on twitter. It provides users with a daily summary with leads to a page where you can see the new followers and people who unfollowed you.

Nutshell Mail

Nutshell mail allows you to take control of your social networking accounts. It will send you a periodical newsletter which consists information such as followers gained, followers lost, latest tweets, direct messages and more.

Friend or Follow

Friend or Follow is a service which allows you to see which users on twitter are your friends, which are followers and who are not following you. Can be used to track loss of followers.

These are few of the services which will allow you to track people who unfollow you on Twitter. You might also want to check some other resources related to Twitter.

Track Movie Reviews & Conversations on Twitter with TwitMovie

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Are you planning to go to the new movie they just put up in your local theatre? Don’t want to disappoint yourself, right? Reviews helps in many cases, but some reviews are biased and some are overhyped, so why not rely on the people power aka word of mouthbefore you go ahead and buy those tickets?

TwitMovie is a new service which pulls in real-time conversations from and displays it to users. You can read the tweets and then decide whether or not you want to watch the movie.

Vidly: Share High Definition Videos In Twitter from your Mobile and Video Sharing Sites

Earlier we have seen how to share pictures, videos and audio with Twitter friends with Tvider. Vidly is a similar service which lets you upload and share videos with your Twitter friends.. It supports uploading of high definition as well as high resolution video clips.

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There are three ways to use Vidly:

1. Upload video from your computer: Just click the large button Uploadand you can upload any video clip from your computer. It supports all the major video formats such as mp4, avi, mpeg, 3gp, flv, mov etc. After you have chosen your video clip, allow Twitter to grant access to Vidly to post a tweet. Just sign in with your Twitter username and password and type your tweet. After the upload is complete, a shortened link will be shown as tweet containing your message.(also read: record a screencast online and share it on Twitter)

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2. Upload video from your mobile phone: If you want to upload a video from your mobile phone or iphone, Vidly still supports it. Browse to the vidly homepage and select the mobile tab. iphone users can download the iphone app here.

You will be given a private email address at vidly. Just email the video to the private email address and your video will be uploaded.

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3. Share a Video from other video sharing sites: Suppose you have spotted an interesting video at YouTube and want to share it with your Twitter followers. Just place the video link in the import tab and you are done. The same video will be shown in your Vidly profile and a tweet will be thrown in your twitter account.(See example)

Vidly currently supports YouTube, Blip.tv, TwitVid, and Direct URL

Techie-Buzz Verdict

Vidly is way more than just video sharing and they have a lot of options available. Currently, the maximum file size is 1GB and the maximum video length is 20 minutes, which i think would be more than sufficient for most of the users. Above all, it supports all the popular video sharing sites. Vidly works just perfect for tweeples who share videos often.

Techie-Buzz Rating: 4/5 (very good).

Share Files on Twitter with TwittMyFile

Sharing files, music and videos is not new with . We have covered several tools to share files on Twitter and share music and videos on Twitter.

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TwittMyFile is a handy application, which will allow you to upload and share files on twitter using FileSocial. We had earlier covered the FileSocial service to share files on twitter.

TwittMyFile provides users with an easy drag and drop interface for uploading files to FileSocial. Once the file has been uploaded, you can add a short message and share the link to the file on Twitter.

Techie Buzz Verdict

TwittMyFile leverages an existing service, in the form of FileSocial and provides a easy desktop interface to upload and share files on twitter.

Since this application runs on , it can be installed and used on any platform which supports Adobe Air.

Rating: 2.5/5 (Good)

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Twitter Times Converts Your Twitter Timeline Into A Newspaper

We have seen lots of  applications come up in the past but Twitter Times is definitely going to be a very useful one.

Twitter Times is a new service created around twitter which displays you the links shared in your timeline in a newspaper format. The Twitter Times is a real-time personalized newspaper generated from your twitter account.

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This is definitely something good because there are so many links flying around in my timeline that clicking on each and every link is really not feasible, this service will definitely help to get a quick glance on what my friends are sharing with me without having to keep opening the links everytime.

Twitter Times is definitely a service worth using and make life more easier when it comes to reading content shared by others.

Video of Twitter Tim.es in action.

Twitter Tim.es [via Tech Crunch]

Twitter Dating Apps That Would Help You Arrange Dating Online

Twitter is one of the hottest trends now. Most of us use twitter for various purposes like telling people what you are doing, for short conversations, for promoting business etc. But, did you know that twitter can also be used for dating purposes?? Here are some twitter dating apps that helps you to find your date.

Bubble:

This is a site or more likely an app that analyzes the tweets of a user and based on those tweets finds similar people on web so that you could contact them and set up a date with them.

Radaroo:

This is yet another twitter app that helps you to find singles on twitter. It has a fine directory of singles on twitter. You can signup for this by sending a specific tweet that they say. You also have advanced feature in this app. You can check out whether a user is single or not by entering his user name.

TwitCrush:

This app enables you to declare crush on person whom you like. You can also check out who has crush on you. Also you can check out the crushes of other users.

140Love:

This is an app that is similar to any other matrimonial sites. You have to login using your twitter account and enter your details such as sex, age and your interests and also the type of match you want . The ideal matches will be mailed to your account. It’s up to you to contact them and set up a date.

Did you find these twitter apps helpful in finding your date or do you know any other similar app that had helped you? If so please share your experience with us by leaving comments.

7 Ways To Schedule Future Tweets In Twitter

Quite sometime back we had told you about 11 ways to schedule and send emails in the future, however lots of things have changed since then and people are using as a mode of communication.

So what better way than to tell our readers about 7 services/applications that will help you schedule tweets in the future.

Interesting Read: Ultimate List of Twitter Applications and Services

Twuffer – Twuffer was developed for anyone who has a need to schedule pre-written, post-dated tweets, you can use it for different purposes, like tweeting hourly/daily/monthly announcements, running time based contests and so on.

AutoTweeter A java based cross platform twitter desktop client that will allow you to schedule future tweets without using any external service.

Future Tweets Future Tweets is a free service that lets you schedule your Twitter messages. Send it at a specific time in the future or send a recurring tweet daily, weekly, monthly or yearly!

TwitRobot TwitRobot allows schedule your Twitter messages. Send status updates to Twitter even when your away from your phone or computer.

TwitResponse (our review) This is a service which we had reviewed in the past. TwitResponse allows you to schedule unlimited amount of tweets and send them out in the future, you can easily manage all your scheduled tweets and edit or delete them from your dashboard.

TweetLater TweetLater allows you to schedule tweets that will be sent out in the future. Pretty simple and easy to use.

TwitMessenger A new service that allows users to schedule tweets for the future.

Which other service have you used to send out tweets in the future? Have you used any of the ones we listed here? Do let us know through your comments.