BlogCatalog Develops Tweetfeed.com Twitter Widget

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Tweetfeed.com, a customizable presentation Web application that captures Twitter activity in real time, added three new features: real time topic trends, personal profiles, and topic widgets for blogs and websites.

Most bloggers tend to display personal conversation streams on their blogs, but this widget allows them to customize for topical information

Tweetfeed.com, a customizable presentation Web application that captures Twitter activity in real time, added three new features: real time topic trends, personal profiles, and topic widgets. The widget which can easily be added to any Web site or blog was created by BlogCatalog after it purchased Tweetfeed in February.

Tweetfeed is one of several tools developed around Twitter, the real-time short messaging service that works over multiple networks and devices. Currently, Twitter is used by more than 4.5 million people.

"Most bloggers tend to display personal conversation streams on their blogs, but this widget allows them to customize for topical information," says Antony Berkman, president of BlogCatalog. "For example, it allows nonprofits to track and display cause-related Twitter conversations; fan groups to track and display Twitter conversations about their favorite actors and shows; or companies to display conversations about their successes, even if they have multiple employees participating on Twitter."

Berkman said the trending service, profiles, and widget were high priorities based on input from BlogCatalog members. Bloggers, journalists, and public relations professionals tend to be very active on Twitter, using the service to promote their blogs, discuss posts, and talk about the news in real time.

"The topic trending, profiles, and widget were the first steps in transforming a Web application into something that encourages people to connect," says Berkman. "Applications without a social element tend to underperform, which is why we are thrilled to add new dimensions to Tweetfeed. The widget gives bloggers, organizations, and companies an opportunity to be the link that brings people together on Twitter. The profiles help people connect."

BlogCatalog.com is the premier social network for bloggers, with more than 170,000 active members. It was also the first blogger social network to develop a social awareness campaign; an RSS-enabled dashboard feature that delivers cross-network aggregation; and a mobile platform that allows bloggers to keep up with online social activities across 20 other networks using their phones.

For more information, visit http://www.Tweetfeed.com or http://www.BlogCatalog.com.

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