Monday, August 23, 2010 and and are services that take links from your twitter stream and present them in a newspaper format. I have to admit that the first time I saw them, I couldn't find any possible use for me. Then, I thought that I don't follow my twitter stream very closely due to lack of time (no I don't click on every link that you post, sorry) and those services offer a decent way to have a quick but complete look on what happened in my stream for the last 24 hours. I don't intend to do a comparison here (how boring!) but I like because they show which friend shared each link and which friend of a friend which probably is a hint about their ranking algorithm. On the other hand, does not allow the creation of newspapers from hashtags, which is something that provides, so I use the latter to follow news about topics that interest me. A suggestion for both services is to allow the creation of newspapers from twitter searches (it would be really useful, guys).

And now let me go back to my studying for the node.js knockout contest.

1 comment:

tzoutzoukos said...

Νομίζω οτι σε αυτά χάνεις το social aspect του twitter, όπως ένα μεγάλο μέρος χρηστών που το χρησιμοποιούν μόνο και μόνο για να προτείνουν URL. Το οτι έχω ζοχαδιαστεί γιατί μου σκάει το node-inspector και το αναφέρω στο twitter, πώς θα στο εμφάνιζε το και τι δυνατότητα θα είχαμε για αμφίδρομη επικοινωνία.

Τις τελευταίες μέρες χρησιμοποιώ και είναι αρκετά βολικό.