It can be addictive. Twortex is a Montreal based company that offers a free Twitter search engine powered by the Darwin Awareness Engine™. I now use it to discover new conversations on Twitter and sometimes find items related to my topics of interest that I did not anticipate were connected to these topics. The Darwin Scan Cloud™ provides the top hundred themes connected to an attractor, our term for a search topic of interest. As you scan over it you can see related themes. Here is a Twortex Scan Cloud™ covering the term – enterprise20 – for the past 24 hours on 9/10. The actual tweets connected to these terms are seen on the right of the screen. Clicking on the listed tweet can take you to the actual tweet.
In the screen below you can see some interrelated terms highlighted in red after mousing over one of the terms in the scan cloud shown above. This provides an alternative to traditional Twitter search that presents topics in a liner order that can make it harder to see trends and more difficult to quickly scan over a large amount of content. You can go to the Twortex site and register and to use it at no cost.