- It shows you the TPH, presumably meaning tweets per hour, on a topic. Right now, “swine flu” is running at 6,667 TPH.
- While they both show hot topics, Twazzup does a much better job of finding and suggesting related queries. For example, Twazzup is suggesting: Mexico, #swineflu, news, avoid. Twitter search is showing cool / nifty queries that aren’t related: #haiku, listening to, “is down.”
- Twazzup shows a featured tweet (presumably using some authority mechanism), related pictures, and related news stories.
When using Twazzup, John Battelle’s database of intentions springs immediately to mind and frankly, because it’s real-time and it’s not just search phrases but little proclamations, I think Twitter/Twazzup does a much better job of sticking a thermometer in the public consciousness than a log of Google search phrases.
Gosh, folks are in an apocalyptic mood.
Stephen Arnold covers Twazzup here.