Have you ever wanted to follow someone on Twitter and not let them know you are?
OK – I’ll be honest, I’ve never had this desire…. but I’m sure someone out there has….
If so – here’s a way to do it – TweetStalk.
TweetStalk is a Firefox add-on. Once installed it enables you to ’stalk’ another Twitter user when you land on their Twitter page. For example if I wasn’t following Robert Scoble and had TweetStalk installed I’d see this when I visited his Twitter page:
I’ve always wanted to stalk Robert – so I’ve just clicked ’stalk’ and I’m taken to TweetStalk to confirm my Stalkerage….
Note: you need to join TweetStalk to use it – and to do so you need to give your Twitter ID and password (some will not want to do this for security reasons). You’ll also need an invitation code…. luckly I have it ’sitening’ (shhh – you didn’t hear it from me).
Once you’ve logged in – here’s how it looks (click to enlarge):
Add a few others to stalk and you see them all on your dashboard.
TweetStalk also gives you the ability to ‘group’ the people you stalk so you can cluster those that you want to stalk together in groups.
OK – so far Tweetstalk isn’t hugely attractive for me – I’m not wanting to hide from anyone. But one thing that I do find interesting is that TweetStalk allows you to create an RSS feed so you don’t have to login to TweetStalk to see what those you’re stalking are tweeting about.
Now this RSS feature is more useful for me – I just wish that they allowed you to get individual RSS feeds for the groups you create – that’d be interesting.
So – I’m not planning on using TweetStalk any time soon – but I’m sure others will have a use for it. Are you one of them? What do you think?