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1. Next Flight
Got bumped? Leaving early? Next Flight tracks scheduled departures from more than 4,200 airports and 1,100 airlines. It sounds overwhelming, but you can filter by carrier. $2.99

2. UrbanSpoon
Urbanspoon is the gold standard in the U.S., London, Melbourne, and Sydney: Shake your phone, watch the dials spin like an old-school slot machine, and up comes the best guide to local restaurants yet. Free

3. HearPlanet
Like having a tour guide in your pocket, HearPlanet tells you what attractions are nearby and then plays the Wikipedia description aloud. $5.99

4. Air Sharing
Don’t waste time (and money) downloading docs abroad. Air Sharing lets you save HTML Web pages, PDFs, text files, you name it, for off-line perusal anytime, anywhere. $4.99

5. Tweetie
Finally, a practical use for Twitter. With Tweetie you can send vacation pics and witty comments from afar faster and more easily than with any other app. $2.99

6. IAmHere
Want your friends to know exactly where you are? (Scorpion Bay, Baja!) IAmHere sends an email with a link to Google Maps. In my tests it was accurate to within a hundred feet. $0.99

7. World Customs
Which way to wrap that kimono? World Customs dispenses international dos and don’ts, one for every day. (Kimono? Left over right.) $0.99

8. Wi-Fi Finder
International data rates can be crushing, so finding Wi-Fi is key, especially if you Skype. Wi-Fi Finder tracks over 200,000 hotspots in 135 countries. The only quibble: It could do better at distinguishing free from paid spots. Free

9. The Weather Channel
Weather Bug and AccuWeather come close in the race for full-featured meteorological apps, but the Weather Channel’s gets the nod for customization and the ability to check out conditions in multiple locations at a glance. Free

10. Google Earth
Although slow even on Wi-Fi, browsing satellite images of anywhere from your vacation destination to the top of the Matterhorn is still one of the best ways to get the lay of the land. Free

11. Packing
Become a packing perfectionist with this easy tool. Create lists of necessary items and check them off as you go. The packing application will make preparing for your vacation a breeze. $1.99

12. Room
If you’re always forgetting your hotel room number—and modern keycards don’t remind you, of course—log it in this free program. Free

13. FlightTrack Pro
Made for busy travelers like you, just forward your airline confirmation emails to plans@tripit.com and TripIt flight itineraries will appear automatically in FlightTrack Pro. $9.99

14. Lonely Planet Phrasebook
At $10, it’s spendy for a one-language application, but—very cool—it speaks the translated phrase aloud. Perhaps not such a big deal in Mexico, but in tongue-twister countries, such as Morocco, it’s a huge plus. $9.99

15. Skype
Break the international calling shakedown—jumping on a Wi-Fi network lets you make free (or cheap) calls. Free

16. WriteRoom
Amazingly, the iPhone comes with no way of syncing text files and its Notes app stinks. This simple word processing tool transfers text easily between desktop and handset so you can leave your laptop at home. $4.99

17. Amazon Kindle
The Kindle’s nice, but why carry two devices when you can download e-books directly to your phone? Have an iPhone AND a Kindle? Once you’ve bought the book, you can read it wherever you want. Free

18. Cheap Gas
Pretty straightforward—shows you the least expensive petrol wherever you are. Awesomely helpful if you don’t know the area. Free

19. Babelingo
Great linguistic value—300-entry phrase book with 11 languages for just $3.99.

20. Where
Shows you what’s around you, from Starbucks to movie theaters and show times. Free

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What is the best time to Tweet to get the widest Readership? Why is timing of Tweets important on Twitter? When it comes to Twitter, timing is highly relevant. Both the Twitter homepage and Tweetdeck are scrolling screens and those Tweets ending up at the bottom of a recipients message page are less likely to be read than those at the top. Reasoning, thus, suggests that for the widest possible readership it would be best to Tweet when the maximum number of Tweeters are logging in to Tweet themselves. But when is that?

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Tweet O’ Clock which was designed to compute the best time to Tweet an individual friend i.e. the time that they most frequently Tweet themselves. It struck me that it would be fun and perhaps useful to conduct a snapshot experiment to determine the most poular Tweet times for the general Twitter population.

The Most Poular Time of day to Tweet

The most popular time of the day to Tweet was lunch time between 12 and 1 O’Clock ( 30% of total Tweets) 5 out of 6 Tweeters who Tweeted between 12 and 1 O’ Clock were men Other popular times to Tweet were between 3 and 5PM (20% total Tweets) and 9and 11PM (25% total Tweets) · 10% of total Tweets were between 9 and 11 am · Only women Tweeted in the early hours 12AM -5AM (15% total Tweets) Most Popular day of week/time combinations.

There were three most popular day of week/time combinations to Tweet each which accounted for 10% of total Tweets these were: Wednesday 12PM Tuesday 1PM Tuesday 9PM. Can it be concluded that these would be the best times to Tweet for maximum readership in all cases? It is unlikely. Is it possible that those chosen based on other search terms might show different trends? Absolutely. Is it possible, too, that those from different countries might show different Tweeting patterns and trends based on a variant lifestyle?

Tweet timing is a factor which you should consider might impact heavily on your own effectiveness on Twitter, I strongly suggest that you conduct an experiment on a sample of your own Twitter follower…

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As if you didn’t already know, Tweet Town is dedicated to helping all tweeples in finding good apps to help in there day to day lives.

To make your twitter experience all it can be and to use it for the great tool it is, I thought I would include 10 of the must have twitter Home Based Business tools you should be using in your home based business.

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  1. twhirl has become my twitter client of choice. It is cross platform so you can use it on either a windoze box or on the Mac OS. It has some great features and I would encourage you to go to the link to see what all it can do.
  2. twitterfeed is another one of those little extras you can use. Use twitterfeed to send most recent blog post to your twitter account. By using twitterfeed, whenever you do a new post, it will show up in my twitter conversation and you don’t have to do anything. There are plugins you can use with WordPress to accomplish this too.
  3. twitpic lest you share photos on twitter. You can post pictures to twitpic from your phone and most of the twitter clients have built-in support for it too.
  4. Tweet Scan gives you the ability to follow conversations that might mention keywords you want to watch. Use it to follow your own name and other keywords you want to keep track of. It is one of those tools that should be used by companies to follow what is being said on twitter about them.
  5. tweetAhead (under construction)can be used to set tweets to post in the future. You can use this if you are doing a special promotion of a new idea, product or just want to make your appearance. (Under Construction)
  6. My Tweeple can be used to make informed decisions when it comes to following people on twitter. You can use it to see who is following you and who you are following. And with a simple click, you can follow, unfollow, or block people all in one place.
  7. Quotably is another way to follow the twitter conversations. What I do like about this service is that it puts the conversations in what appears to be threads.
  8. tweetlater is one of those twitter tools that actually has a couple of great uses. Use it to send a direct message to all my new followers. Whenever anyone follows me, it is set to send them a message welcoming them. You can also use it to send out tweets in the future too.
  9. twitthis is an easy way for you to send twitter messages about your blog post or Web site. You can also use it to post what you are reading to twitter and what you might be listening to or watching on the web. twitthis is a great way to give something back to twitter.
  10. is.gd is a service that shortens URLS, which I actually better than tinyURL. Use it with twitter when I just want to add a URL your my tweet. This is also built into twhirl, however I have found is.gd works better in my opinion.

There are tons more twitter tools out there and I know I only scratched the surface. If you are using a twitter tool not on this list that you feel is a must have, leave a comment here so we can all share.

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Can Twitter help you get a JOB?

The sudden increased popularity of twitter and social media in general has created a new avenue of looking for jobs-with the millions of people using twitter and talking about everything it was only a matter of time until this medium could be used for employment.

You can use twitter search to look for jobs but you have to poke around with keywords and it’s more of a hit and miss way of finding something.

Two new services just recently launched that hope to assist job seekers find employment- TweetmyJobs.com and TwitterJobSearch.com

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TweetmyJobs.com is a new service that hopes to bring recruiters, hiring managers and job seeks together on twitter.

You use your twitter account to subscribe to TweetmyJobs job channels by the city and job type you want to follow then you begin receiving job notifications on your cell phone. If you don’t have a cell phone or a unlimited text messaging plan you can still view the listings on the site. From reading thru the site the ability to receive notifications of new jobs immediately on your cell phone is what sets the site apart from others. In addition if the job opening has been created as a results of the recently passes stimulus package it will be identified as a stimulus job.

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TwitterJobSearch.com launched this week it’s the first job search engine that exclusively uses Twitter. The site allows you to search for job listings by keyword, location or names. The site also offers additional intelligence when searching for positions.

“We use semantic tools to look at what was said. We then look at what they’ve said before. We then look at who was saying it. If we do this right, we can then figure out why they’re saying anything at all.”

From the search you can choose to view the job, retweet the job to your followers or follow the poster Jobs are constantly posted to Twitter and there are even twitter accounts dedicated to listing jobs such as- @chicagowebjobs, @chicagotechjobs, @jobshawaii, @sdjobs, @jobangels, @dailycareertips . One of the many I follow is @seojobs .They have 1,967 followers and have posted 5,621 updates or in this case unique jobs all SEO related.

Searching for jobs on twitter is similar to searching for jobs on Linkedin but twitter has several advantages over Linkedin in my opinion.

On Linkedin you create a profile and then use the service to search for jobs or other business contacts. For example you find a position your interested in (1) you see who the hiring manager is, (2) who they are connected to and (3) if you have any connections in common or can reach out to someone who can connect you with someone within the organization.

Linkedin is not realtime and sometimes people will simply ignore your requests to connect or for information. If they do not know you or recognize your name or organization chances are you get ignored. You can link to your website if you have one or other online work you may have but the interaction is mostly one sided and mostly thru email unless someone chooses to call you Twitter has the advantage of realtime communication (potentially) and the opportunity for a potential hiring manager to view not only your work if available but your persona and how you interact with others.Social networking both offline and online has become very important in evaluating candidates for careers both in and outside of tech.

Twitter also gives you the ability to shine-

For example: your last position was selling enterprise hardware solutions. You can add value by tweeting interesting insight into how and why you were successful or new and notable information relating to this field. find #hashtags that relate to your topics and start participating in the conversation and following those with similar interests and backgrounds.

It’s also ok to say your eating lunch with friends or enjoying happy hour because it’s who you are but if your like others who use twitter as a venting mechanism or a place to post endless party pictures you could be making a mistake.

Another advantage to looking for jobs on twitter is it shows you get it- you get technology, social media and how it can apply to the real world. When your looking for a job you use every tool you can find to help in the process if you are already using twitter or considering using twitter and looking for a job using sites like these should be a no brainer..

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