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10 Tips: How to filter discussions on Twitter?

I follow more than 570 users on Twitter that leads to more than 100 new tweets an hour and I don’t have hours a day to check all the messages. Co-bloggers frequently ask me how I can follow all of them efficiently. Well, I have a few tips on this and feel free to share yours with us:

  • Tweetdeck: The best tool to organize your tweets. I created a Health 2.0 group to filter the tweets of the users who are writing about medicine or health 2.0.

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  • Twitter Search:  I always do a search for a few keywords to find new people twitting about my field of interest.

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  • Twilert.com: It works like Google Alerts which means it lets you receive regular e-mail updates of tweets containing your keywords.

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  • Filter by replies: It’s easy to discover ongoing discussions as people reply to each other so sometimes it’s enough to follow the buzz. Omnee helps you with it:

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  • Tweetree: It puts your Twitter stream in a tree so you can see the posts people are replying to in context.

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  • Tweetscan: You can get updates via e-mail, RSS and scan up to five phrases for daily or weekly delivery.

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  • Twitscoop: Insert a twitter username or keywords in the search box to track a conversation, topic or conference.

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  • Power Twitter: A Firefox Add-on that integrates search, images and videos into you stream.

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  • Friendfeed daily best: I subscribed to many of my Twitter followers on Friendfeed as well. So the Friendfeed daily best feature helps me filter the most valuable discussions.

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  • FFholic.com: A collection of the most discussed, commented, liked, etc. Friendfeed messages.

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What are your tips?

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