Twitter is working on an automated method of discovering interesting 3rd party applications and websites built on its service to promote to users in the top right corner of its home page. Until that automated method is established, co-founder Biz Stone told us by email today that Twitter should do a better job of highlighting more projects and that he is open to suggestions for projects to feature.
We would love to make some suggestions, but we thought we'd start by asking our readers for ideas.
The short list of projects featured right now looks to us like a group of companies that Twitter has a financial interest in or are run by Silicon Valley celebrities. Stone assures us that's not the case (there is no affiliate relationship with Threadless, for example, and he's planning on highlighting the forthcoming event Twestival) - but let's offer him a list of lesser known apps to broaden what millions of people see when they log in to their stream of Tweets.
but what other Twitter-based projects should be highlighted in this prime real estate?
Please post your suggestions for Twitter apps and projects that deserve some of the limelight in the comments below. We may grab the ones that get named more than once and hold a vote later to discover the "must-see" Twitter apps in the eyes of the ReadWriteWeb community.
We'll make sure the good people at Twitter HQ see these lists as well. We like to give them a hard time, but that's just because it's our job and because they are so important. We're excited to see the automated "cool app" discovery process when it's launched too.
For now though, what do you think millions of Twitter users should be shown in the corner of their pages? Add your favorites to the comments below.