TWO Bury businesses have collaborated on a new Twitter display system for a potentially global market.

Tweet Thing is the idea of Ramsbottom’s Don’t Panic Event Management and was built by the web design team at Fluid Creative in Bury.

The software received a national launch at a two-day Events and Exhibiting Show in London.

It allows users to set advanced searches of Twitter’s public timeline, live moderate tweets, and show the results on a fully customisable display for projector or plasma screens.

Nicky Wake, managing director of Don’t Panic, located in Ramsbottom’s Market Chambers, said: “Twitter has revolutionised the way people interact at events. We’ve been using it for around four years now. First and foremost, we’ve developed Tweet Thing for event managers like ourselves. We felt a customisable, easy-to-use interface would fill a gap in the market and provide an affordable way to show tweets at events, meetings and any type of public gathering that would benefit from displaying an interactive conversation.”

Commenting on the London launch, Nicky continued: “It was an exciting couple of days with a constant flow of people from all sectors visiting our stand.”

Adam Hindle, director of web design at Fluid Creative, based in Bolton Street, commented: “This was certainly the most exciting brief we’ve received as a digital agency.

“And it’s been a pleasure to be involved in developing a software solution that compliments the phenomenal rise in Twitter use around the world.”

l Full details of Tweet Thing’s features can be found at the Fluid Creative-designed website: