For a few weeks now I have been testing mon.ki (@getmonki), a great twitter app that brings twitter live into your web surfing habits.
So what is mon.ki? (pronounce “monkey”).
Mon.ki is a google extension that enables you to see what are the tweets related to the page you are currently seing in Google Chrome. It does not only bring you a view of who tweeted this page but also tweets that are related to the content of the page.
Of course mon.ki enables you to reply, retweet and set as favorite any of the tweets listed in their results.
Mon.ki also presents you with a list of twitter profiles that are relevant to the web page you are currently on.
In addition to performing an analysis of the relevant tweets, Mon.ki provides a search functionality that enables you to refine your search. In this example, I have refined my search on the word “game” still linked to the relevance of the page I was in.
It also analyses what are the tweets that are popular in your twitter community.
So beyond the cleverness of this app, how useful is it?
I often use mon.ki to check who tweetted articles that I found interesting during my daily check of the tech blogs world. This has enabled me to find very interesting profiles and enrich my twitter feed. It also prevents me to tweet articles that are already being published all over the place on twitter.
I also like to use it to bounce to intriguing links returned by mon.ki. This has already led me to interesting links that I would probably have not found via my usual websites surfing sessions.
Last but no least, it must be said that mon.ki does not run permanently in chrome everytime you open a new tab. You need to trigger it with the nice “monkey” icon that sits in your chrome toolbar
So all in all, I like mon.ki very much. I think that having an integrated app in Chrome that links twitter to the websites you’re browsing is a fantastic added value and a great way to discover and expand you twitter community.
However I think that these guys could even go further by providing a dashboard with key indicators like # of tweets related to this page. #of tweets related to this page that have been RT, etc…Surely that would help tracking the hot and fresh “news”.
It has to be said that with Flipboard, Bufferapp, Hootsuite and IFTTT, mon.ki sits nicely with the twitter apps that I use on a daily basis to manage my twitter feed.
So why don’t you give it a try?blog comments powered by Disqus