TwitDir is the White Pages for Twits aka People on Twitter

When Twitter originally launched, it offered an integrated, basic directory search function. For one reason or another, it vanished over night. It was a disappointing move as I, like many, relied on search to catch up with friends that we knew were on Twitter, but we were all too busy to remember the IDs, let alone add them to our email signatures and business cards for future reference.

TwitDir is one of the many cool third party apps that reintroduces directory search into Twitter, allowing all of us to, once again, find other Twits to follow.

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But, it’s also much more than a mere directory. Not only can you look up people, but you can also search topics to see who’s writing about the things you care about. This is especially important for those tracking the most influential voices on any given subject. Hopefully they’ll include bios in the search function. As of now, they do not.

And if ego comparisons are your thing, TwitDir maintains an active list of Top 20 followed, updaters, favorit’ers, and followers.

The Twitter phenomenon continues. Try not to resist…it will consume you sooner or later.

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Brian Solis is principal at Altimeter Group, a research firm focused on disruptive technology. A digital analyst, anthropologist, and futurist, Solis has studied and influenced the effects of emerging technology on business, marketing, and culture. Solis is also globally recognized as one of the most prominent thought leaders and published authors in new media. His new book, What's the Future of Business (WTF), explores the landscape of connected consumerism and how business and customer relationships unfold and flourish in four distinct moments of truth. His previous book, The End of Business as Usual, explores the emergence of Generation-C, a new generation of customers and employees and how businesses must adapt to reach them. Prior to End of Business, Solis released Engage, which is regarded as the industry reference guide for businesses to market, sell and service in the social web.

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