If you’re on iOS 5, the latest update to Strange Rain (v1.3) adds an intriguing new dimension to the experience—unlimited, multi-lingual content in the form of the new Twitter Search feature. Tap on the new “Feeds” menu item, enter your search terms, and you’re on your way to surfing the collective digital consciousness. This is purely a read-only experience; there’s no following, retweeting, or opening of links, but even so, you are duly warned: tapping tweets in the rain with an interactive soundtrack can be surprisingly addictive, and endlessly surprising. Think of all those tweets out there as raw material you can shape with your search terms, looking for just the right tone to match your mood. Note also that since Twitter is itself international, you can search and get results back in your preferred language.
Parents: it should be mentioned that Twitter content is uncensored; if you like, you can discreetly disable the Twitter Search feature from within the Settings app. Let us know what you think of this new addition, and spread the word!