A Look At SearchCloudlet and twIRC
Tweetgrid's IRC client: I'm a big fan of Tweetgrid for monitoring conversations on Twitter, mainly because it autoupdates and allows me to see up to 9 different conversation topics at once. (One of my tutorials is on the home page at Tweetgrid) But there are times that I want to concentrate on one specific topic or event and see who is most active in that conversation. That's when I turn to twIRC on the Tweetgrid platform. The following video will show you why.
SearchCloudlet: I'm not a fan of "auto-following" on Twitter. Yes, I know there are "strategies" out there that can help you rack up big numbers of followers using a combination of automation techniques. I prefer to have conversations with people. So, I look at every person who follows me on twitter to determine if I want to follow them back... or not. One of the tools that helps me (not the only tool) is the SearchCloudlet plugin for Firefox. It gives me a quick way to look at what someone has been talking about on their most recent Twitter page and who they've been talking to. It also provides tag clouds for searches on Google as well. This will give you a quick glimpse of how it works.
If you follow me on Twitter, you've probably seen these already. :)