Argentina-based Flaptor is a search and application business that was founded in 2006. Their flagship product is a search tool called Hounder, but they also have a number of other projects, including a number of Twitter tools (search engine, trends tool, etc.)
|Launch Date||April, 2008|
Twist, which launched in April 2008, is a Twitter Trends tool. Like Google Trends and Facebook Lexicon, Twist looks at mentions of the queried terms in messages and graphs them over time. Users can also click on any of the terms and go directly to the recent Twitter messages containing that term.