A Personalized Twitter Times: useful to others too.

13 10 2009

Yesterday I posted my “Introduction to Medicine 2.0” presentation on this blog and on Slideshare (where it is currently featured at their homepage).
Looking back I think that half of the participants found the Twitter part (and the way it is interwoven with other Web 2.0 tools) the most interesting, whereas this was the part where the other half was beginning to gaze. Later, Chris said that it should be no surprise that people not used to such a tool as Tweetdeck think: “What the hack is that, all those columns, with @, RT, names and links?” – it seems meaningless and such a waste of time. No matter what you tell them.

Today I received my personalized Twitter Times, which is constructed of blogposts that are most popular (most tweeted about) by my friends -the people whose ideas and interest I share on Twitter-. I find it a really neat overview of -indeed- very interesting posts. Certainly useful when a congress doesn’t allow me to follow tweets: I can read my newspaper late at night instead.

The Twitter Times is useful to other Tweople too, because they can find like-minded people they didn’t know by then.

Furthermore,  it might be useful for absolute beginners who don’t grasp the meaning of Twitter. Such a Twitter Times offers a far better overview and reads much more easily than tweets on Tweetdeck, which barely seem useful without their context.

Perhaps The Twitter Times could convince these skeptics to use Twitter as well. Or would they rather be inclined to say: “Thank you for the trouble, I rather read yours”….

Here is my real life personal ” Twitter Times” (and here is the PDF of Todays Twitter Times)

You can get yours at: http://www.twittertim.es/ (but it takes a few days)

14-10-2009 1-16-19 The Twitter Times

Hattip: Francisco van Jole @2525

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2 responses

13 10 2009
Maria Grineva

Hi Jacqueline!

Thanks for this post. I liked your ideas on using TwitterTim.es by people who are sceptic about twitter. I agree, a person who is not willing to write about himself on Twitter now can just use Twitter for news.

As for saving old versions of a newspaper: currently newspapers update every hour, that means that if there are more links from your friends during this hour – the newspaper refresh and show new blogposts. Yet, we don’t provide a feature that would allow to save old newspapers. But, there is Top History Column: once a news item appears as Top item, it will be saved in history, so you wouldn’t miss the most important news.

Good luck, hope you will enjoy the Twitter Times further:)

13 10 2009

check out this mashup: http://tlink.linkstore.ru
Lets you see links from any timeline, including yours.

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