From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Type of site
Twitter client & buzz-tracker
Available in English
Owner Lollicode SARL
Slogan(s) Stay on top of Twitter!
Alexa rank Positive decrease 1,609,756 (April 2014)[1]
Registration Using Twitter
Launched May 2008
Current status Online

Twitscoop is a web-based Twitter client which uses the Twitter API to allow users to send and receive tweets, and do multiple real-time searches at the same time.

Twitter client[edit]

Twitscoop is a Twitter client and a real-time visualisation tool which enables users to mine the tweet stream.[2]

Twitscoop's algorithm identifies tags and keywords in the Twitter stream and then ranks them by how frequently they appear versus normal usage. Twitscoop detects growing trends in real-time, identifies breaking news and then monitors specific keywords along with graphs that display the activity for any given word on Twitter. The results are also displayed in a tag-cloud, where the more popular tags are presented in a bigger font.[3] Twitscoop also provides an API for third-party applications, which is being used by TweetDeck for instance.


Twitscoop was used by a number of publications to support articles related to buzz propagation on Twitter:

  • Buzz created by the Telegraph around MP's expenses in the UK.[4]
  • Analysis by Techcrunch about the great Google outage on May 14, 2009.[5]
  • Study of the social media role in breaking news by the Telegraph.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ " Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  2. ^ " - from the About section". 
  3. ^ "Get The Real-Time Twitter Scoop With Twitscoop". 2009-05-11. 
  4. ^ Barnett, Emma (2009-05-12). "The Telegraph's in-depth expose of MPs' expenses has made 'Telegraph' one of the most talked about topics on Twitter". The Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 2010-05-26. 
  5. ^ "". 2009-05-14.  External link in |title= (help)
  6. ^ Beaumont, Claudine (2009-02-25). "Amsterdam plane crash: Twitter, social media, and the anatomy of a disaster". The Daily Telegraph. London. Archived from the original on February 28, 2009. Retrieved 2010-05-26. 

External links[edit]