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A Journal about the experiences I have developing little applications in C#, Perl, Html and Javascript and talking about things new things that I use. Always Geeky; Always Nerdy; Always poor Grammer!

I am a Software Analyst Developer working in Southport, England but living in Liverpool. I develop mainly in C# and ASP.Net. I have been developing comercial software for several years now. I maintain this site (hosted at SwitchMedia UK) as a way of exploring new technologies (such as AJAX) and just generally talking about techie geek issues. This site is developed through a host of Perl scripts and a liberal use of Javascript. I enjoy experimenting with new technologies and anything that I make I host here.

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Friday, December 12, 2008

Twollo – Find new people to follow automatically

Earlier this week I released a new Google App Engine project called Twollo (http://www.twollo.com).  Twollo, allows you to discover new people to follow by entering your interests into the website.  By using Twollo, we filter the Twitterverse and find and follow the appropriate Twitterers automatically for you; taking much of the leg work out finding good people to follow.

The main difference between Twollo and MrTweet is that MrTweet appears to suggest “interesting people” to follow based on their popularity.  Don’t get me wrong, MrTweet is a good application, but Twollo is different, and I believe better.

Twollo, will only follow people that you share similar interests with.  So, for example, you are new to twitter and want to follow people interested in the Google App Engine, you simply insert your interest of “Google App Engine” into Twollo and we will do the rest; every hour or so we will find new people to follow for you.  (see image below to see how easy it is to use)

During the early phase of release I received lots of feedback about what to include in Twollo  Recently added features include:

  1. The ability to see who you Twollo followed for you and the associated interest.
  2. The ability to un-follow a twitter
  3. The ability to not re-follow an un-followed Twitterer
  4. The ability to see who followed you back
  5. The ability to limit the maximum number of new Twitterers you will follow for one of your interests
  6. The ability to only follow Twitterers in your language
  7. Allow feedback through UserVoice
  8. Allow users to completely remove their profile with one click

 

In a post next week, I will talk about Twollo and the Google App Engine.

 

I hope you all enjoy Twollo.  Any and all feedback is greatly appreciated.