6 Pillars of the Right Time Web

May 4th, 2010

In our haste to reach the Real-Time Web we forgot that it isn’t about how fast we receive information, it’s about receiving the right information at the right time. The next wave of the web will be centered around this premise.

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ReStream Quick Tip: Add Twitter Favorites, Receive More Relevant Recommendations

April 15th, 2010

Add your Twitter favorites to ReStream to receive better content recommendations. ReStream uses what you’ve favorited in the past as a predictor to what you like going forward. This helps improve the accuracy of the recommendation system.

Add Twitter Favorites

  1. Log into ReStream
  2. Go to your recommended reading page (click on your name in the top navigation)
  3. Click on “Favorite Tweets” in the right navigation

This will import your last 500 tweets into ReStream – assuming you have that many. Once complete, allow a few minutes, your Twitter favorites will be used to improve our content recommendations to you.

How to Share the Tweets You Favorite

March 31st, 2010

Make the most of the tweets you favorite by making them easier to browse and share.

One of the most overlooked features of Twitter is Twitter favorites. You can favorite any post in Twitter that you like or you want to reference at a later date. The problem with Twitter favorites is the more you use them, the harder it is to reference them later. You can only scroll through them in a descending date order.

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Adding Value to Twitter Favorites Through Filtering

March 26th, 2010

Favoriting tweets is one of the most under-used features of Twitter but one of the most valuable. I use Twitter favorites for bookmarking content. If there’s a link I like or some content I want to read, I favorite it so I can reference it later. Unfortunately, the more you use favorites as bookmarks the harder it is to use.

The downside to Twitter favorites is that you can only look through them in the order that you saved them, one page at a time. This makes all that great content you favorited very difficult to reference. To fix this, I’ve added some new filtering features on ReStream.me.

Filtering Twitter Favorites

Yesterday, I added two new filters to Twitter favorites: filter by tag and filter by author. Once you import your favorites, you can select any of your top 15 tags or top 10 authors to find related favorites. You can also view any page of favorites so jumping to any favorite is much easier.

To get started, log into ReStream.me using Twitter. Import your favorites (step 3 in the sign up process) and go to your recommendations page. Once there, click on “favorite tweets” in the navigation to go to your Twitter favorites. Happy filtering!

ReStream's Best Content Available Through RSS

March 15th, 2010

Today, 6 new RSS feeds are available for accessing ReStream’s trending topics from anywhere RSS is available. Subscribe to as many of the feeds as you’d like:

Twitter Growth Strong Despite Increased Competition

February 15th, 2010

Twitter has received a lot negative publicity lately. The number of new registrations has dropped dramatically over the past couple of months. Despite this, Twitter continues to have an impressive amount of “tweets” or messages sent across its service and it continues to grow.

Last week Twitter crossed the 9 billion tweet mark. Incredible considering Twitter crossed the 5 billion mark just 4 months ago. Averaging over 300 million tweets per week means that Twitter will hit the 10 billion mark at the beginning of March.

Other statistics from the past week:

  • Tweets per week increased of 5% over previous week
  • 47,455,890 Tweets per Day
  • 1,977,329 Tweets per Hour
  • 32,955 Tweets per Minute
  • 549 Tweets per Second

Right now, it takes just over 3 weeks to add 1 billion tweets. Twitter didn’t pass the 1 billion tweet mark until November of 2008. It took them another year to add another 4 billion tweets. At the current pace, they’ll easily add another 12+ billion this year.

Clearly, Twitter is still a very popular service and it is continuing to grow. Over the next couple of weeks we’ll see if they can continue to keep this momentum or if services such as Google Buzz will start to eat away at it’s popularity.

Twitter to Google Buzz Directory

February 10th, 2010

Help Your Twitter Followers Find You on Google Buzz

Today, we launched a new directory service to help Twitter users connect on Google Buzz. You can search the directory for your favorite Twitter users and find their Google Buzz IDs. Then, instead trying to guess who the correct people are to follow, simply search using the Google ID to find the person you want to connect with. Be sure to add your name so your followers can find you too.

Learn More: Twitter to Google Buzz Directory Service

ReStream.me Mobile: The Twitter Discovery Engine Goes Where You Go

February 9th, 2010

Today is launch day for ReStream.me Mobile. Now you can access the ReStream.me discovery engine from everywhere. Highlight from the new web application include:

  • Filter your Twitter stream based on links and trends
  • Receive ReStream.me’s content recommendations
  • View the most popular content currently being shared on Twitter
  • Highlighted content keeps you updated on what your favorite Twitter users are publishing

ReStream.me Mobile is free. You just need a Twitter account to get started.

New Mobile Twitter App for Managing Information Overload

February 8th, 2010

ReStream.me Mobile is now live!

ReStream.me Mobile is almost ready for launch. Soon you will have many of the great filtering and sharing features of ReStream.me every where you go.

Highlights include:

ReStream.me Mobile
  • Real-time Twitter Stream: Transforms tweets from your stream into web page titles.
  • Twitter Trends: See what links are trending from your stream.
  • Recommendations: Receive recommendations based on your interests.
  • Most Popular: See the most popular links currently being tracked by ReStream.me
  • FavMe: Just like ReStream.me, you can favorite people. The people you favorite influences the content ReStream.me recommends.
  • Highlights: A highlight area shows recent Tweets from the people you’ve favorited or content recommendations from ReStream.me
  • Tweet, ReTweet, Favorite Tweets, and more…

The ReStream.me mobile web app has been optimized for the iPhone. If you would like to preview this release, please send me an email and I’ll send you a link. If you run into issues using another mobile platform please let me know. I want to make this accessible to everyone but I don’t have other platforms to test on.

Search Multiple Tags in ReStream

February 2nd, 2010

Yesterday, I added a new features to ReStream which allows you to search across multiple tags. Now when you go to a tag page.

Example: http://restream.me/tag/inspiration

You can add several tags in the search box.

Example: inspiration, history

Now your search can focus in on the topics you’re looking for.

Result: http://restream.me/tag/inspiration,%20history?time=8

Try it out and let me know what you think.