One of my most favorite — and little-known — services for staying on top of the what’s being tweeted is cloud.li. It’s great for discovering prominent hashtags and emerging trends related to any topic. Just type in a phrase, and it provides a list of keywords and terms commonly used in conjunction with that phrase. It is only looking at the latest tweets, so for a hot topic it provides an ever-changing cloud.
As you can see in the screen shot below, I am currently trying to stay on top of what’s being said about the SXSW festival, and I’ve discovered that Robert Scoble is getting a lot of attention for his coverage of the service “hashable”. Also that the film “Square Grouper: will be featured at SXSW.
I’ll be showing this (and other cool services off) in my upcoming Twitter search tools webinar.