March 19, 2009
Quote Twitter conversations with QuoteURL (Something for the Weekend #15)
Following on from the
previous Something for the Weekend, Twickie, which allows you to collect responses to a question posted on Twitter, this tool allows you to present a conversation – with impressive control.
QuoteURL allows you to drag and drop (or copy and paste) Twitter tweet URLs to reconstruct a conversation.
one I prepared earlier:
dirkthecow great article on the “daily me” or how the Internet is narrowing our viewpoints, from Nicholas Kristof in the NYT http://bit.ly/lsH3
paulbradshaw @dirkthecow I disagree. He has no evidence the Internet will make that worse.
dirkthecow @paulbradshaw agree he gives no evidence,but my own personal experience mirrors what he says,I follow and read stuff from people ‘like me’
paulbradshaw @dirkthecow but we do that offline too -he’s suggesting the net makes it worse. Evidence doesn’t back that up.
dirkthecow @paulbradshaw but isn’t it so that when we all watched the evening news we were forced to hear different opinions, now we filter them more?
paulbradshaw @dirkthecow one stat sticks out in my mind: 46% of people come across news stories while searching for something else
dirkthecow @paulbradshaw another interesting piece is this one on ‘homophily’ by Oliver Burkeman in The Guardian http://bit.ly/5qPXJ
this quote was brought to you by quoteurl
The tool allows you to include up to 4 tweets without registering, 10 if you have, and more if you pay for an account (not available at the moment).
There are a few weaknesses to the service – when I tried it you couldn’t actually see any more than 4 tweets – although they were clearly being stored: you have to work ‘blind’ so to speak.
And it seems you cannot have more than 1 consecutive tweet by the same person.
What is nice is that you can have more than 2 people involved in the conversation, and tweets seem to be arranged chronologically, so you can drag them in in any order.
If you have a play with it, let me know how you get on – or any uses you can see.