Tracking Twitter conversations used to be difficult, if not almost impossible, if you weren’t following both tweeps whose conversation you wanted to spy upon. Even then, it wasn’t easy or convenient. Previous attempts at building a stable and reliable tool to track twitter conversations, tools like Tweader, Quotable, and TwitsLikeMe, have faded into internet oblivion. Now, Bettween.com [no, that's not a typo] is hoping to tap the immutable curiosity of human nature, your inner voyeur, so you can track conversations between any tweeps at will.
The truth is, using Bettween.com couldn’t be easier. When you arrive at Bettween.com you are presented with a simple form where you can enter the two twitter usernames of those whose conversations you want to track. Then – hit the go button.
Results do take a little time to sort out, especially if you are tracking prolific twitterers, so you may want to browse elsewhere for a few minutes. Behind the scenes Bettween downloads all the tweets from both parties and analyzes them to show you their conversations. Take these example conversations between @aplusk and @mrskutcher
But wait, what if you don’t know who @THE_REAL_SHAQ talks to. No worries Bettween.com has you covered. Just enter his name in one box, hit go, and Bettween serves up a list of the tweeps he converses with.
If you are so inclined, you can track conversations between any and all of the Hollywood Twitterati. Go ahead, peek in. We can also think of some other uses for the tool. Tasks that used to take a long time or required paid apps, things like tracking conversations between leaders in your or any industry, checking out which brands actually converse with their customers, and tracking conversations, in real time, between people across the globe.
On the surface Bettween.com seems to be a simple twitter tool, but beneath the surface we believe it’s power to entertain and enlighten us goes far deeper. Indeed, the creators of Bettween.com have combined both simplicity and utility into a nice tidy package.