Brizzly is yet another up-and-coming Twitter web interface. It’s currently in private beta and packs some very interesting features. First of those features being that it was created by ex-googlers and you can usually expect to be impressed where Google refugees are involved. This is also the same team that created Plinky.
Mute Specific Users
Do you follow anyone that just tweets a little too much at times, dominating your feed and completely burying everyone else? Or maybe someone who feels the need to live tweet every episode of Real Housewives of Atlanta (don’t act, you know you watch it)? Some of these overtweeters usually post good stuff, so you don’t really want to unfollow completely. With Brizzly, you can just temporarily mute that person.
A staple of any respectable Twitter client. Even if you don’t follow that many people, being able to group them can only make things easier for you. Brizzly allows you to create and view different groups from the sidebar. You can also add someone to a group or create a new group via the menu that pops up when you hover their photo. While Brizzly does handle this pretty well, I think the number of actions it takes to put someone in a group could be reduced.
This isn’t actually a Brizzly-specific feature and Twitter recently implemented this natively, but Brizzly does use the Twitter API to keep your saved searches in sync with your Twitter account and to pull in any searches you’ve already created via the Twitter home page.
This is one of my favorite features and, until you’ve actually experienced it, you have no idea what you’re missing. All those random Twitpic, Yfrog, Flickr, etc. that you have to click on to view? What if the photo was just sitting right there in your stream? Brizzly does that. It also automatically embeds video from YouTube and Vimeo. It’s such a time saver when you don’t have to leave your stream to watch a quick video or simply look at an image. You can also upload images directly to Brizzly to tweet them.
Most of the time, we have no clue what certain trending topics mean. Even if you recognize a name or topic, you still probably aren’t sure
why they’re trending. Brizzly provides descriptions for trending topics so you don’t get left in the dark. If you find a description to be innacurate, you can correct it. You can also click “search” next to any topic to view results on that topic and add it to your saved searches.
Other features include multiple accounts and direct message notifications, which appear in the upper right and you either View them or Ssh them. Brizzly is looking pretty good so far. I won’t be making it my default client yet, but it definitely has the makings of a strong competitor in that area. Currently, you need an invite, so go to the home page and request yours. If you’re already on Brizzly, what do you think so far?Category: Social Networking, web 2.0 | Tags: brizzly, twitter