Twist + other news

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Twist

Twist – see trends in twitter – like Google Trends but for Twitter. Twist looks more like a feature than a product for me. I am surprised that Twist has managed to survive, given the volume of social listening tools available. Finally, Twitter could look at Twist’s functionality and find a way to build interest and engagement around popular topics. 

How to

8 SMS gateways/aggregators | E-consultancy.com

Twitter multi account manager & brand monitor | Splitweet – managing multiple twitter accounts

Boxee Invites – invites with really nice service

Luxury

Beckumer Leder-Bekleidungswerk GmbH – makers of the German pilot jacket – very cool design and virtually indestructable. The same design of jacket is worn by Germany Navy and Air Force pilots, but in different colours. It offers a tough goat skin shell and is more modernist in design than US pilot jackets

Media

BBC NEWS | Can Stephen Fry kill a gadget? – interesting article about influence. The central question being did a bad review by Stephen Fry kill the BlackBerry Storm device? While Stephen Fry is influential, I don’t think his influence doesn’t have the reach of someone like Walt Mossberg over the Wall Street Journal. I think that BlackBerry killed the Storm with bad product and software design. May Fry would have been one of a number of voices who reviewed the device negatively

Not ye olde banners | The Economist – online article courtesy of Joshua March on online display advertising

Online

Printable Vouchers – Print Off High Street and Restaurant Discount Vouchers. The next step is likely to be in-app integration

Technorati: State of the Blogosphere 2008

Retailing

Lufthansa – shopping adding points to my account – interesting how airlines incorporate e-tailing and loyalty programmes together

Style

Triple Aught Design Gear, Inc. – dodgy site design but some nice soft shells and jackets using really good textile material partners that seem to be ‘tactically influenced’. More related content here.