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VisualTweets- Use as a Screensaver All About You or Your Business


Think outside the box

Although it’s not a screensaver, Visible Tweets can be a really cool way to showcase yourself without being over the top.

People typically play with this tool for thirty seconds then go back to what they’re doing, but here’s one way you can actually implement it as a tool, here’s how you can use it- it’s free, takes about thirty seconds to set up and will make you look like a super tech savvy guru:

  • Go to and in the top bar, enter whatever term you want the system to search Twitter for and display them. For example, “@LaniAR awesome” will show anything said on Twitter that includes those two terms.
  • On the top bar of the page, click “Animation” and select your favorite kind. I suggest rotation as it is the cleanest looking.
  • When you’re at work and going to lunch, hover your mouse over the bottom right of the screen and click “Go Full Screen” and it creates a custom screensaver with changing colors that doesn’t go away with a moving mouse, only with the “escape” button- it’s all about your chosen search term!

Some Screenshots:

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What other uses can you think of for this? I’m thinking putting it up on a screen at a conference with a search of the conference hashtag would be cool, what else can you add?

Lani is the COO and News Director at The American Genius, has co-authored a book, co-founded BASHH, Austin Digital Jobs, Remote Digital Jobs, and is a seasoned business writer and editorialist with a penchant for the irreverent.



  1. Bill Lublin

    June 24, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    Once again you find an awesome tool – Wish I could have tweeted this though 😉

  2. Benn Rosales

    June 24, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    You can tweet it using the sharing button below the post =] Unfortunately we’re powering through bringing features up to standard with wordpress 2.8.

  3. Matt Stigliano

    June 24, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    Lani – The conference hashtag idea is great. I can imagine it might even get a few people more involved (who doesn’t love to see themselves on a giant screen?).

    If you live in a particularly tech-savvy area that loves to tweet about real estate related topics, it could be a good listing presentation demo of the power of the internet for some on that isn’t as into it and needs a visual to show how you’re above and beyond.

  4. Troy Roark (ILRealEstate @Twitter)

    June 25, 2009 at 11:30 am

    How cool is this?!? I’m kinda known at the Twitter Geek in our office. Have caught agents walking by and reading the tweets that pop-up as they cycle. Want to use it at my favorite coffee shop and see if it gets any response. Thanks for the tip.

  5. MIssy Caulk

    June 27, 2009 at 10:14 am


  6. Jobdescriptions

    September 6, 2009 at 1:34 am

    Lani, very useful post, thanks for the tip and the link,,i didnt know we can do like this with twitter. im getting new ideas from this tip, i will share it here once i implement and tasted success.

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