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- The Nearby Tweets project extends Twitter into a geography–centric social tool for networking and a business tool for building customer relationships and monitoring real–time buzz.
- Musikki is a music search engine that gives you all the information in a single page with a single search. Music videos, biography, photos, agendas and more just 1 click away.
- Using Greasemonkey, this utility enables you to enhance twitter.com by adding a search box to search tweets and help you find out what's happening right now.
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