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  • Actual Conversations On Twitter Not Possible Until Twitter Lets Us

    One of the big complaints about Twitter is that conversations are hard to follow. Users can write a response to a Twitter message (or anything else), but the easy way to do this is to add an @[username] tag to the Twitter, which refers back to the original Twitter user. But by then that original user has often moved on to other subjects, and it becomes impossible to follow the… Read More

  • Twitturly Cracks The TwitterMeme Nut

    People who hang out on Twitter a lot know that quite often big news breaks there first. A recent example – when Chinese hackers took down SportsNetwork, the news was on Twitter well before we covered it. But so far, unless you’re lucky enough to be following the right people, and online when the news breaks, you aren’t going to necessarily see the breaking news. Services… Read More

  • TwitLinks: Not Useful, Not A TechMeme Killer

    TwitLinks: Not Useful, Not A TechMeme Killer

    It’s clear that Twitter is the place that a lot of news breaks first (example), hours before blogs and days before mainstream media. No one has created an application yet that harvests that information and presents it as breaking news or breaking memes with anything like what TechMeme has done for blogs and other news sites. The newest entrant is TwitLinks, which RWW calls the TechMeme… Read More

  • Quotably: The Perfect Tool To Make Sense Of Twitter

    Quotably: The Perfect Tool To Make Sense Of Twitter

    A new service called Quotably may be the best third party Twitter-related service so far. That’s because it reformats Twitter messages into threaded conversations, making it significantly easier to follow actual discussions that are occurring on Twitter. Until now, it’s been hard to follow conversations, even if you are in the middle of them. Sometimes responses come back tagged… Read More