Politweet – brilliant web 2.0 app

Twitter is a phenomenon, in certain crowds. Its a micro-blogging tool. Or, sort of like IMing to an open audience. Some people become massively addicted, and a few are key personalities that everyone follows.

I use it to keep an ear out for interesting stuff. Because I “follow” people in my industry I get some useful insight, but the signal to noise ratio is pretty high, if you know what I mean. It may be satisfying to share with the world that you’re in a good mood today, but it doesn’t make for a really compelling read.

But Politweet turns that around. I now can follow something very interesting to me – by subject. In theory, anyone who chimes in on the US presidential campaigns will turn up on Politweets.

This kind of thinking could go a thousand different ways. What I like about it is that it takes something vaguely interesting and useful (Twitter) and adds a new dimension to it that makes it much more interesting.  Yeah- originality.

One comment

  1. Thanks Deb,

    Recently Ev and Biz talked about a “river of information”, we are really trying to take what we have done with twittertale and politweets and create some well defined streams. We are amazed by the press we are getting, it was really just a fun project that a bunch of us thought would solve a problem. We have some more ideas for other sites, and we are going to update politweets soon also. I will let you know when either happen.

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