Script Summary: Detects twitters of exactly 140 chars and places a twoosh indicator after the twitter text. Also can optionally display character counts for every tweet.
**Doesn't work with New Twitter! I'm updating it right now!**
**Updated October 6, 2009!**
Version 2.0 Notes:
a) Fixed the bug where hitting the "more" button didn't mark twooshes on newly loaded tweets.
b) Fixed a bug where "&" was converted to "& a m p ;" and counted as 4 characters instead of 1.
Coined by rentzsch, A twoosh is a twitter that hits the 140 character limit exactly on the nose. This is just one of those fun little oddities that people like to play with, but unless the poster follows up their twoosh with another post pointing it out, the twoosh goes unnoticed by all but the equally twoosh endeared... and those with OCD.
To combat both OCD and unnecessary tweets by users calling out their own twooshes, I've created a Greasemonkey script that indicates twooshes called Twoosh Spotter!
Quite simply, Twoosh Spotter places a little swoosh icon next to any twoosh on any twitter page.
It will also optionally display the character count for any twitter if you do the following:
- Right-click on the greasemonkey icon in your status bar and go to "Manage User Scripts"
- Select TwooshSpotter in the left pane and hit the "Edit" button. This should open it in notepad or your default text editor.
- Find the line that starts with "var show_count = false;" (line 33). and change the false to true.
Easy as 1,2,3! I debating turning this on by default but it may look a bit cluttered for some users so I went with the sleeker look.
I've updated this script as of July 9th, 2009, but please do let me know if you find any bugs or strange behavior, or just want to make a suggestion. Also feel free to customize the script to your liking (but please do leave mention of me in the source). If you don't like my twoosh icon you can either make me a better one to distribute (please! I'm no graphic designer!) or just make yourself one and modify the script (see the script source) to use your own.
If you prefer it as a firefox Add-On, go to the script homepage to download it.