With all the political uptake of Twitter in recent months, it was only a matter of time before these kinds of services popped up. As you know, I am a pretty big fan of Twitter, and these properties clearly shows why Twitter’s simplicity and versatility makes it the swiss knife of communication platforms. Not into Politics? (you fucking should be) but if you’re not - you’ll still be able to appreciate the idea and the implementation.

Tweetminster, simply put, follows the UK political scene through Twitter. It helps you find all the UK politicians that are active on Twitter, but it also organizes these tweets in a wonderfully useful way. You can check out which political party is the most active on Twitter, you can sort tweeters by constituency, and - if a politician is not active on Twitter - you can contact them directly from the site and try to convince them they should join the fun.

There is a huge opportunity here that is starting to be exposed. The same principle could be used on almost any subject matter. Imagine a service for organizing celebrity to celebrity gossip, or sports commentary, different types of musicians, scientists, the list goes on!

The service is inspired by a similar US-based service called Tweet Congress, and it’s perhaps even better, with a map of United States, fancy graphs and statistics for Twitter using US politicians. Hopefully, we’ll see more and more similar services based on Twitter as it permeates the social landscape.