Word on the Tweets: today's Twitter news digest

In today's round-up of the web's best Twitter news, we've got the Fail Whale taking over culture, Twitter reinventing the music charts, the "Twit

Tweet music comes to the Hype Machine

Excellent MP3 blog aggregator the Hype Machine has added a new chart dedicated entirely to songs getting tweets. The clever part is that it doesn't just measure the number of tweets but also the quality of exposure provided by the people tweeting them.

Each time someone links to a track on Hype Machine from Twitter, the site assigns points based on their number of followers (and the ratio of friends to followers). Sorry Bono, setting up a bot to get U2 to the top just won't work.

Check it out here and find out just how influential your tweets are. Ours are worth 29 points.

iTwitter: first iPhone app with push tweet updates

The first dedicated Twitter app to include push updates has popped up in the iTunes App Store. iTwitter, priced at £2.39, is compatible with iPhones and iPod Touch's running the OS 3.0. The only downside is that for push updates to work both the sender and receiver have to be using iTwitter. The eccentricities of the Twitter API strike again!

Fail Whale meets the big wide world

Since Yiying Lu designed the Twitter Fail Whale for the site's error page, it's gone from a beast inspiring frustration to a familiar friend. Mashable have collected a selection of the best Fail Whale fan art.

Post video to Twitter with your iPhone 3GS

TwitPic made sending your photos to Twitter a breeze, now Tweet Reel promises to do the same with video. For £1.79, the app will take clips shot on your iPhone 3GS and fling them straight to the site. It also gives you a dedicated web address where all your clips are saved and allows you to embed your videos in a blog or website. We'll put it through its paces soon.