A straw poll, generally speaking, is a vote with non mandatory results. In this case, it’s the name of an online app that lets you create tiny daily polls in 140 characters or less, using your own Twitter account.
The nice thing about this app it’s that you can vote but also add your motivation: we’re beginning to feel kind of bored with anonymous polls.
Your Flowing Data is a great online app that lets you record personal data using Twitter’s direct messagge.
The project scope is simple: if you start collecting and registering tiny facts of your life every day, later you will be able to analyze the choices and behaviours your data will reveal. There are different kinds of visualizations available: Calendar, Tree map, Cloud, Time Series.
An original and funny tweets box with alternating avatar icons. It really put a smile on our face.
Oh we wish Twitter crashed repeatedly so we could see more often its beautiful and creative technical error page.
But it works so damn well!
Since I’m blogging, my Twitter’s contacts are growing in a freakish way. In a while, using Peepnote, an online application developed to keep your peeps (which is this app’s lingo for Twitter’s following) organized, will be more necessary than useful.
I love the interface’s vibrant colors and the warm appeal of the whole design, but what I really think work fine in Peepnote it’s the sign-in button.
The way my brain processed the button’s visual presence might have been, more or less, the following:
- it’s clearly the biggest button on the scene so its size tells me, even before reading anything, that’s the one that makes the whole thing going;
- it displays Twitter’s logo so this stuff is evidently Twitter related
- Am I a Twitter interested person? Sure I am. So, let’s see what it’s all about.
So here you are the true story about how I’ve got hooked into using Peepnotes.
Free patterns but ONLY for you Twitter home pages are available in Twitterpatterns.
CoTweet is a platform designed for companies that, through Twitter, want to manage existing customers and possibly attract new ones.
The button to request product’s beta is huge, but welll integrated in the whole visual treatment.
So you want to create a logo in pure Twitter style? Twitlogo is the online application for you: a simple form with some adjustable parameters (hidden in the advanced options) to create lettering and logos à la Twitter.
Even in an error page there may be a bit of poetry: just like in Twitter service error page.
Meme’s home page, a Portuguese microblogging platform launched by Yahoo.
It’s quite obvious the replacement of Twitter bird with a small dog.
I think that Dailyrt listing, a Twitter-based application, is an intersting example.
In particular, I like:
- the block made by the rating and the tweet-this button;
- mouse over effect on the list;
- the numbering on the right.
Twitter error page, the popular micro-blogging platform.
Wefollow, the directory of the most followed Twitter, is arranged in square blocks of 5 elements, each linked to a particular topic.
The result is certainly more readable of the endless list that typically are used in directories websites
The home of Foodfeed is disarmingly simple: above a search form, to right a column with the last feeds and to the left the instructions to the service in 3 little steps.
An interesting listing of photos create a public time line on TwitPic website, a service that lets you share your photos on Twitter.
It’s an interesting idea linking the background illustration to the logo as in Readwhale home page: a social network dedicated to books (as the most famous Anobii and Shelfari), that reports automatically on Twitter updates in your library.
The footer on Douglas Bowman’s blog, currently Creative Director in Twitter and, among other things, the former leader of Google Visual Design. Apart from being graphically impeccable, this is an excellent example of the increasing trend in using the bottom of the page to express something personal…in short, footers are no longer a simple layout closure, but provide contents worth reading .
I’m a little bit perplexed seeing the search form position that, IMHO, is far too low: I think that in blogs, especially when they are so rich in contents, research should deserve greater visibility.
The aesthetic result is certainly not the strong point of these icons that are very understandable and clear even if they’re only 10px wide.