Sep 18 2008
It’s really great when special-purpose websites are mashed together. The effect is multiplicative. For example, Twemes.com, although it has a really ugly pattern for a background, is elegant and simple and combines:
- “Tweets” from twitter.com that have a particular hashtag
- Photos from flickr.com that have the same hashtag
- links from delicious.com that have that same hashtag
Here’s a silly example:
It turns out that the combination of those three special-purpose sites is very nice for supporting events, whether face-to-face or otherwise, allowing a group of people who agree on a tag to combine messages and resources on the fly. Here’s a more serious example, where a lot of people at a recent Community 2.0 Conference in Las Vegas used it to share resources and for back-channel chatting during the conference:
It’s a bit of a problem that a short tag like “c20” because it can have different meanings to different people, so that one person’s use of the tag can be remarkably different from another’s. But it’s even more of a problem that for some reason Twemes seems to have only one-fourth of the tweets with a given hashtag. That’s my count with the silly “Talk Like A Pirate Day” tag. At this point Twemes has 4 tweets, while the same tag (without the photos or delicious links) on Twitter’s own search site has 13. I would rather have Twitter be transparent and let others do the mashing!
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