A new twitter service is up and running in the OneNote hallway

The former website I had used for years now to aggregate tweets about OneNote looks like it shut down recently. Goodbye, twendz, we really miss you!

So I had a task this week to go and find a new aggregate twitter site. This was much harder than it seems. Most of the links I found to different free services are for sites that have shut down. If I were more cynical, I would assume that the allure of twitter as being the new, unique and "must monitor" social networking service is starting to fade. Mostly, I could find sites that would filter through the tweets on OneNote, but they did not provide a live feed and I did not want to write a script to constantly refresh the page.

I kept plugging at it and finally found one site that seems to work – www.monitter.com (notice the two "t" characters – edgy). Fortunately, it has a black background like the old site so most folks don’t seem too upset with the new UI. In all seriousness, I tried changing sites a few years ago and immediately had folks tell me to change back to the old UI. In this case, I have had a few folks swing by and ask if the font changed. Also, most folks seem to like that there is more information on the screen than the old – mostly allowing for the smaller font. Here’s a small sample:


It’s not perfect. Every so often, it will quit updating, so I am still looking around for how to show this data to the team.

Now, back to testing OneNote.

Questions, comments, concerns and criticisms always welcome,


Comments (4)

  1. Ryan says:

    Have you tried MetroTwit Show? http://www.metrotwit.com/show/

  2. John says:

    YES!  I remember that one.  I almost got lynched for using it – the UI was just "too busy" for everyone to digest 🙂  Maybe they updated the UI.  I'll give it another shot.

  3. GoldenTao says:

    If MetroTwit Show was too busy we might be able to customise it for you you, contact us metrotwit@pixeltucker.com and we'll see what we can do.

    -MetroTwit Team

  4. JohnGuin says:

    Ah, I can't – the license agreement is for non-commercial use only.  Thanks for the offer, though.