When using Twitter I sometimes wonder how I’m “related” to other users. Usually I will know if I follow them directly or if they follow me, but do we share any followers / people we follow?
Twitter is considered a social networking application, but I find it really hard to find this information directly. Impossible actually. That’s why I’ve created a small twitter application, “Litter Social”. Given two twitter screen names (doesn’t have to be your own), it will find shared connections, one level deep. The application was written using Pylons and Mike Verdone’s twitter api. The latter has some shortcomings which I’ve reported back, most importantly lack of out-of-the-box support foor the v1 Twitter Api, but that’s quite easy to work around.
So go ahead, give Litter Social a try. Let me know what you think. It’s actually a bit addictive :)
Litter isn’t a very flattering name for a site but it rhymes with Twitter and it points out that you shouldn’t take it too seriously. They’re just small twitter experiments (more to follow). Scritch.org is the site I run all my experiments (they “scratch” my “itch”) on, which also includes Fetch, an HTTP header analyzer and Guess, a tool to detect the software (cms, framework) a site is using.