Straight from the “why didn’t Twitter build that” category comes Twellow.com, a directory (from fellow Lexingtonians iEntry.com) of over 300,000 Twitter users. Currently you can sort by follower count and search through categories, brands, etc.
Twellow.com has been designed from the ground up to help you “cut through the clutter”. From our home at Twellow headquarters, we’re actively searching and categorizing millions of inter-personal exchanges available on the internet every day. Twellow.com is thereby able to assist you in finding real people who really matter. We’re doing the hard work of sifting out people who can help bring your vision to reality, whatever that vision might be.
The directory is in Alpha, so expect some slowness and such as people start to hammer this site. Using public data Twellow could easily slice things in even more interesting ways as they develop. Some of the ideas being tossed around in the twittersphere include slicing by follower/followed ratio, frequency of update, frequency of click-through, etc. I look forward to seeing it develop.
Like Twitter, I think that the usefulness of this directory will emerge somewhat organically as people figure out how best to use it for finding, monitoring, and connecting to others.