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Paint your tweets with colourful and powerful Twimbow

Paint your tweets with colourful and powerful Twimbow

Twimbow is a web based Twitter client that lets you assign colours to your twitter feed and customize things to your liking. There are numerous twitter client for desktop and notebook but Twimbow is unique and colourful. Twimbow is perhaps the best Twitter web application that I have come across (more interactive than Seesmic Web, Hootsuite, TweetDeck and Brizzly). Twimbow has a new, original and intuitive user experience for twitter users which gives a rainbow look to your tweets. The best part is that you don't have to install anything (Adobe AIR, desktop client, etc), it is a stand alone web based twitter app with HTML5 and CSS3 support. And you will be amazed to know that this web based twitter client is so powerful that while using it you will hardly need to open a new window or tab to change your twitter settings or read external news links. 

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Twitter search is now powered by Lucene

Twitter search is now powered by Lucene

Did you know that Twitter, one of the world’s largest micro-blogging site, has now switched on to a new and more scalable search architecture powered by Lucene? Twitter’s original real time search was based on the Summize search system that it acquired in 2008. However, with the sites estimated 1,000 TPS (Tweets/sec) and 12,000 QPS (queries/sec), there was a need for a system that could keep up with these increasing demands and even allow for further modification. Thus Twitter decided to go for Lucene.

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