Tweepi’s new Queued following feature makes things 10X faster!

We are excited to announce our latest feature: Queued following and unfollowing. This feature was added to minimize the time you need to do all follow/unfollow tasks through Tweepi. It was designed to be a great time saver!

What is it?

When you select users and click follow/unfollow, you will see that the status next to those users will change to “Queued for un/following”. This indicates that our servers will process it regardless on which page you are, within a minute or two. This feature was added so that you can select a large number of users for following, from each page, navigate back and forth to different pages without waiting at all. All following/unfollowing will be done in the background.

Queue for following / unfollowing

Queue for following / unfollowing

How do I know the status of those actions?

You will get a blue bubble at the bottom-right corner of your browser once each action goes through. The “Last action” in yellow will also be updated.

Queued for unfollowing bubble and "last action" reporting

Queued for unfollowing bubble and "last action" reporting

Try it out. It’s available for both Tweepi Free (for the moment) and Tweepi Premium accounts.

Don’t forget to share your thoughts and feedback with us!

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Top 5 Android Twitter Applications

There are numerous Twitter applications for every mobile platform, and the Android market is full of them.

So, for our post today, we will be sharing with you the top 5 Android Twitter applications including their features and their value:

1. Plume:

Plume handles all Twitter functions very well, and concentrates on making tweeting as easy as possible. A number of home screen widgets are included. There is a free ad-supported version, and a paid version ($3.33).

2. TweetCaster:

This app is a full featured Twitter app that also has Facebook integration. The interface is designed for easy access to all of the standard Twitter functions; there are a number of widgets included with TweetCaster. TweetCaster has a unique way for hiding annoying tweets without the need for unfollowing the tweeter and it is free!

TweetCaster

TweetCaster

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4 Real-Time Search Engines Which Go Beyond Twitter

The real time search engine market has been firing-up and there are many services trying to gain some market share in this area. We followed a simple criteria to pick services and build our list: The service must be (1) Real-time and (2) NOT limited to Twitter search results. Here we go:

1. Twingly’s Microblog Search: It covers Twitter, Identica, Bleeper, and a few other services. It’s dedicated to microblogging and offers a RSS subscription option for your searches. While being dominated by Twitter results, it gives you the option of filtering it out by un-checking a box on the side of the page. This makes Twingly one of the most customizable real-time search services covered in this article.

Twingly

Twingly

2. Social Mention: Social Mention covers 80+ social media services including all of the major players (Twitter, Facebook, FriendFeed, YouTube, Digg, Google, etc). While it has one of the neatest and most clean interfaces among the services we covered, it seems to be the slowest one – showing a list of flashing stars for up to 1 minutes sometimes! We like the various options it provides: the tab options, alerts, RSS subscriptions, the ranking/trending system, and the option of exporting your search results into CSV/Excel file, but slow speed is a deal-breaker! On the other hand, for social alerts and comprehensiveness, it’s one of the best.

3. FriendFeed Search: It shows results from Twitter, StumbleUpon, Delicious and tens of other social media services. It allows a user to connect and collect all his social Web activities into one place. If you are looking for your friends’ opinions regarding a certain topic, FF is great, if you want to perform a comprehensive search, most probably FF won’t cut it as it only indexes the users registered with their service.

Friendfeed Search

Friendfeed Search

4. LifeStream.fm Search: It’s a similar service to FriendFeed and supports 40+ services including the major social media websites (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Reddit, Stumble upon, Pownce, and Digg). Unfortunately it only searches events of the users subscribed to their services. This puts it at the same disadvantage as FriendFeed.

While there are a lot of similarities in the services provided by the above real-time search engines, there are also some unique differences that make each one of them unique in a way or another.

Which one is your favorite? Do you think real-time search is valuable or maybe over-rated? Please use the comments section below to let us know your thoughts.

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16 Top Free Twitter Content Sharing Services

If you are a Twitter user, you do know that sharing valuable information on Twitter is highly recommended. Whether you would like to share a picture, a video, a link or even a piece of news, there are many ways to do so using different services.

Today, we will be introducing to you 18 top free content sharing services divided into 6 different content sharing categories:

1. Photo Sharing:

http://plixi.com/

Photo Sharing

  • Twitpic: One of the top content sharing tools allowing users to easily post pictures to the Twitter microblogging and other character-restricted social media service. (This is also one of the most popular service for Twitter in general).
  • Flickr: A Flickr2Twitter integration enabling Twitter users to share posted content on their Twitter accounts using a simple web-based sharing button or via email/mobile using a unique “2Twitter” email address.
  • Plixi.com: Plixi allows users to instantly share their photos to popular social networks through mobile devices and on the web. Moreover, it specializes in providing an innovative open API, and mobile SDKs, to the developer community of Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, Foursquare and more to come.
  • Twitsnaps: Twitsnaps gives you detailed stats for your tweeted photographs. You can learn about the latest visitors of your photograph, number of views of uploaded photographs, and photographs with maximum views. Continue reading »
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