Archive for the ‘app update’ Category

How to Share the Tweets You Favorite

Wednesday, 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

Friday, 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

Monday, 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 to Google Buzz Directory

Wednesday, 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

Tuesday, 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

Monday, 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

Tuesday, 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.

ReStream Update: Better Tagging, Recommendations, and Performance

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

Over the past week I’ve made several updates to ReStream.me.

One of these updates caused some tagging issues. You may notice some links have several unrelated tags. Please ignore this for now. It will be flushed from the system over the next 24 hours.

Changes:

  • More links now have tags associated with them.
  • The home page was simplified to help new visitors to better understand the value of ReStream
  • You can mark links as read on your recommended reading page. This is only used to give you access to more recommended content as we only display the top 15 links. Soon you will be able to mark a link as like/unlike to further improve ReStream recommendations.
  • User pages – displayed when you click on a persons image – now show the top tags related to this person. We’ll be using this information in a future update to recommend people you should follow.
  • Performance Updates: I’ve made better use of caching while still giving you a real-time look at the data. Several database queries have also been reconfigured to speed up

Automatically Receive Recommended Content from Twitter

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

One of the problems I have with Twitter is staying up-to-date on the latest information being shared. You can’t stay connected 24 hours a day but you don’t want to miss anything either. This is what got me started on the ReStream project.

ReStream is all about finding the best information on Twitter without having to constantly stay connected.

But there is one problem.

I want to be notified when exceptionally great content that highly matches my interests is flying around on Twitter. I’m not always connected to ReStream either which is why I’ve added discovery alerts that send tweets to inform you of this great content.

ReStream Discovery Alerts

Tweets are sent from @restream once an hour – no more than 2 tweets – to inform you of the great content that you may have missed. If you’ve added tags to your profile, then there is no need to set anything up. These updates will come to you automatically.

If you don’t want to receive these updates, I’ll be adding a opt-out check box to the profile page where you can turn it off.

Feedback

Please add your comments below. I’m interested to hear about what you think of this new feature.

Twitter Bookmarklets: Send and Favorite Tweets

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

I’ve created two new bookmarklets to help you send and favorite pages to Twitter without ever leaving the page you’re on. I built them because they fit how I like to use Twitter and I’d like to share them with you as you may have similar tastes.

There are two things that have always frustrated me when publishing to Twitter.

  1. If a page doesn’t have a share or Tweet button on it, there’s a series of steps you need to take to share the page on Twitter. Although it isn’t very time consuming, it’s more work than it should be.
  2. I like to favorite a lot of pages so I can reference or share them in the future. Favoriting a page on Twitter is difficult if you didn’t find it from another Tweet. delicious is great for this (and I do use it http://delicious.com/cwills) but I like to have my favorites available in Twitter so they’re easier to share. I also don’t like having them spread out all over place (Twitter, delicious, Google Reader, etc.). Storing all of my favorites in Twitter helps me narrow this down to 2 places.

To use these two bookmarklets all you have to do is the following:

  • Firefox: Go to View -> Toolbars -> Bookmarks Toolbar. Drag the link to the toolbar.
  • Internet Explore: Right click on the link and save it as a favorite
  • Safari: View -> Show bookmarks bar. Drag the link to the toolbar

That’s it. Just click on the favorite or bookmark in your browser to use them.

There are 2 different bookmarklets. One for favoriting a page to Twitter and one for posting a tweet. When you favorite a page using Fav-to-Twitter, a tweet is sent from your account and that tweet is also favorited in Twitter.

Please add your comments below with your feedback. Additional features will be coming soon.