Earlier today Twitter released a new feature for their Tweetdeck users: Custom Timelines.
What exactly is it? It can be whatever you want! Instead of creating a list of people to follow, you can curate a list of tweets on a given subject and instead of favoriting tweets after following a conference hashtag, you can add them a list to come back to later, or embed on your site. You can also curate a list of tweeted testimonials for use on an ecommerce site instead of embedding each tweet separately. I also like the idea of using it as a favorites list, but now you can separate the favorites out by ‘funny tweets’, ‘read later’ tweets and more because right now my favorites are ALL over the board!
You can tell that this announcement got me quite excited about all of the possibilities! Yes, this isn’t really new as Storify has a similar offering, but truth be told, I never quite got into Storify. I would get tweets letting me know I was mentioned in someone’s story, but when I went to check it out, I always just felt like the timeline looked a bit junky and I wasn’t able to follow. I also didn’t give it much of a chance (sorry, just being truthful) so take my opinion with a grain of salt.
So, how do you get started curating your list of tweets? (more…)