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.

TwitDir Screen Shot

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 a digital analyst, anthropologist, and also a futurist. In his work at Altimeter Group, Solis studies the effects of disruptive technology on business and society. More so, he humanizes technology’s causal effect to help people see people differently and understand what to do about it. He is an award-winning author and avid keynote speaker who is globally recognized as one of the most prominent thought leaders in digital transformation and innovation.

Brian has authored several best-selling books including What’s the Future of Business (WTF), Engage! and The End of Business as Usual. His blog,, is ranked as a leading resource for insights into the future of business, new technology and marketing.

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