Tweetworks is another service that works on top of Twitter to try and make it just a little more useful for you. If you’ve ever tried to have a conversation with a group of people on Twitter, you may already know how hard it can be. There is a reply feature on Twitter, but you can only reply to one person. I’m sure you’ve seen tweets with seventeen different names included as “@” replies:
@aroundharlem @sistory @iluvblackwomen @soulpwr Check out my #blk group on Tweetworks!
You may even do this yourself. The problem is that everyone after @aroundharlem in the above example is not going to get the message under normal circumstances.
Groups and Threaded Conversations
This is where Tweetworks comes in. You can create and join groups around the topics that interest you. I created a #blk group that you can join as an example.
When you send a message to a group or reply to a message in a group, the message can also be sent out to Twitter as usual. It will include a link back to the original conversation. This allows anyone following you to click the link and join the discussion on Tweetworks. The conversations in Tweetworks are threaded, so it’s simple to follow what’s going on even when multiple people are involved.
In addition to posting to groups, you can also post public messages to Tweetworks to take advantage of it’s threading feature. You also have the option to moderate comments and give props by clicking the “BINGO!” star next to each comment.
Make Twitter Manageable
My mom recently informed me that she didn’t see the point of Twitter. The fact that the conversations had no context made it useless for her. Nobody was talking about anything interesting. Tweetworks makes Twitter more useful for those of us that are sometimes overwhelmed by things we don’t care about, AKA the noise. Just browse the groups, join one you like, and tweet away. You’re still participating on Twitter, but you’re only seeing what you want to see, having the discussions you want to have.Category: Social Networking, Trends, web 2.0 | Tags: #blck, tweetworks, twitter