I had heard about TweetScan a little while back – but didn't really do anything with it except bookmark it onto del.icio.us however a ‘tweet’ came through just the other day about how "Sylvia" was starting an @teachablemoment account on Twitter – so “Teacher Twitters” could “help another teacher with a shoutout” and help them “inspire and create teachable moments for our students .".
However, in order for everyone who ‘follows’ @teachablemoment to see all of the other followees’ ‘shoutouts’ they would need to either – follow everyone who follows @teachablemoment or grab the RSS feed via TweetScan and put it into their RSS Aggregator (like Google Reade. r)
So I followed the instructions of how to do this .
And since then I’ve found another cool use for TweetScann. @tombarrett put out the following tweet:
So I was interested in who might respond to @tombarrett’s ‘shoutout’ – and immediately thought of TweetScan – and I could see:
In a short space of time, @tombarrett had over 15 Twitters saying ‘Hi’ to the group of School Leaders he was demonstrating Twitter to. I hope they were impressed. I am – as I’ve found another really cool Twitter tool to play with, along with:
Twitter Karma - view who you follow & who follows you - simply & easily
Tweeterboard - see how you 'rank' in the world of Twitterers
Twitter Board - see how other Twitters are linked to you through your tweets
Snitter - get 'live' Tweets
TwitterWhere - find a Twitterer by their location - there could be a Twitterer right next door!
Amongst a number of other Twittery sites I’ve been viewing.From the use of TweetScan I was able to find and follow a Twitterer in New Zealand - who works at a 'Polytec' - so I'm hoping we might have some 'vocational training' things in common.