Twitter for people who don’t Twitter – Twinbox

Finally – an add-in for Outlook to:

  • Let you Twitter from Outlook
  • Subscribe to as many or as few people’s tweets as you want – either in your main mailbox, or in a separate "Twitter" folder
  • Discovery – Find out when ANYBODY twitters about a topic you are interested in!

I am a minimalist toolset kind of guy. The reason I have not jumped on the Twitter train yet is because it would be another information source for me to have to process. Currently, I have 2 – iGoogle and Outlook. I use iGoogle for searching things I want to know, and for polling SharePoint MVP’s and Microsoft Employees RSS feeds (On-demand information). I use Outlook for Email (although I use iGoogle for home email, so there’s some crossover there…) – for me, Outlook is delivered information.

Anyway, Tweetdeck and those other Twitterrific tools just annoy me because it’s something else I have to check. I have no way of controlling the inbound flow, notifications, etc – It’s either on or off. With Twinbox, I can set up rules on tweets the same way I set up rules on email – I stay on top of it, and can review them on my bus ride home. Tweet… er I mean Sweet! Here’s the video describing how it works…



About Brad Saide

I'm a SharePoint consultant. I'm also slowly going bald, seem to have a permanent spare tyre around my waist and enjoy socialising with friends over a beer or 10. The last 2 may possibly be related. Started working with SharePoint when the first version was in limited beta release (participated in the Technology Adoption Program while at Woolworths) and have been committed to the adoption of the technology as a business enabler ever since.
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