More – Contextualizing Twitter Conversations

  • May 13, 2010

Topytalk.comIf we were to sit down and try to determine why a whopping amount of people that are new to Twitter never bother to tweet at all, I think that we would discover such a thing happens because people just don’t know what to tweet about.

That is, Twitter is not really a practical tool when it comes to showing you what has happened when you were absent for a couple of hours, let alone a day or two.

This situation is aggravated by the fact that the timeline is populated by replies from people that our friends follow and we don’t. We take all this together, and the results can be chaotic.

This new app attempts to address this situation by gathering together all the replies that go with a tweet and having them placed under the originating tweet itself. It also lets you find specific conversations using a supple search tool. You can individualize the name of the person you are interested in, and then start seeing what the person has been talking about recently. And you can also specify multiple names at once, and create a true web of conversations that are really contextualized.

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More – A Digg For Twitter

  • September 9, 2009

Twittig.comMade for those who are equally fond of Twitter and Digg, we can define Twittig as a system of threaded conversation concerning Twitter. Basically, on the site you can find discussions about the popular micro-blogging platform that are voted upon by the community.

There is not a lot to say about the actual dynamics of the site, as even somebody who has been kidnapped by aliens from outer space and spent 10 years in Tau Ceti knows the way Digg works, and how the top stories of the day shoot right to the top. And the site also follows the Digg pattern in the sense of featuring a tab which reads “Upcoming News”.

For its part, submitting a story is nothing complicated. Again, if you have used Digg before there will be nothing that will send you scratching your chin. The system checks that there are no duplicates already published, and if it all goes well the story surfaces for everybody to chirp in enthusiastically.

As you can see, the site is intuitive enough to have anybody contributing content of his own effortlessly, and considering the degree of interest Twitter arises it is fair to say it will attract some people naturally. If you are one such individual, you know where to set your browser to next.

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