The first thing I used to say to a Twitter noob
was: "Get a Twitter client like TweetDeck or Twhirl because using
it on the web sucks".
After I discovered Troy's Twitter Script I have a different
outlook on the Twitter web client. It simply does things that
my Twhirl or TweetDeck client doesn't do. Here are a few
features that I love (see install instructions at the bottom of the
1. Threaded Conversations
Ever wonder what those witty replies are referring to?
Feel like you're missing half the conversation? Well, that's
why threaded conversations rock. With this plug-in you see
all of the backstory. Really, Twitter should have this.
2. Image/Video Preview
All of those TwitPics are instantly resolved and displayed in
your browser. Awesome! Less clicking is cool!
Video too! It sure livens up a twitter stream when you
start seeing photos and videos mixed in there.
3. Unrolling shortened URLs
Think of this feature like a preview of the pages that you might
click on. It displays the page title much of the time and if
it can't figure that out, then it displays the URL. Besides
the obvious benefit, this is great for filtering out spammy
followers and making sure you're going to a reputable site.
4. Easy Retweet Button
5. Who Follows You
A little smiley face shows up next to people that are following
you. Good to know sometimes.
6. Profile Information on Followers Page /
Profile info right in the followers area. That makes it
easier to decide whether to follow back. Also, they have a
group feature (like TweetDeck).
How to Install the Script
1. You have to have FireFox. Go get it.
2. Search for the GreaseMonkey add-in and install it.
3. Install Troy's Twitter Script.
Interested in what other sites you can hack with
Try adding Twitter Search to your Google Search: RealTimeGoogle script or Twitter Search Results on Google.
Still not satisfied? Check out ReadWriteWeb's Greasemonkey Scripts For the Social Media
Addict. LOTS of great hacks, scripts, and mods in