I am very happy to announce that today I’m officially making my project named ImportanTweet available on the web!
The idea behind ImportantTweet is to show the tweets that are important to you so if you follow a considerable number of accounts on Twitter and it becomes difficult to keep track and you feel like you miss on tweets you find interesting, IT is the tool for you.
IT uses an engine that evaluates the latest tweets in your home stream and through its algorithm attempts to display tweets in the order it thinks will be most important to you rather than by chronological order, allowing you to quickly find the tweets the matter most to you.
If you’re like me, and follow over a hundred accounts on Twitter, it becomes very difficult to read every single tweet that passes through your stream. Even with your favorite Twitter client open at all times it’s not always possible, you may be in a meeting or on a plane or changing your daughter’s diaper and those important tweets will simply go by never to be seen again…
That is why I built ImportanTweet, so I don’t miss as much on Twitter as I have up until now. Of course IT is not perfect (yet) and it is going to be a learning experience both for me and the tool as I will be working on improving it.
Today I am releasing IT in beta (version 0.1) and in limited trial mode so it will not be open for everyone just yet. I will be sending invites to a few people to begin testing and collecting feedback and hopefully soon will be able to improve and make it completely open for everybody.
To make the tool as useful as possible I’ve made sure it works well on all major browsers: Firefox, Chrome, IE as well as on mobile devices such as iPhone, iPad (iOS 5) and Android (2.3). so you can use it on your prefered device at all times.
This is how the site looks like:
I’ve attempted to give it a clean and simple design so the focus remains on the tweets and nothing else.
The most important option is the word-selection mode which lets you click on any word within the tweets and store it as an “Important Word” which will let the engine know that you are interested in future tweets that contain these words.
You can also click on the avatar photo of each user displayed in the list of tweets to promote or demote that user, this will tell the engine to make tweets from this user more relevant or less.
So ImportanTweet is starting out today and will continue to evolve. There are plenty of things I plan on adding and improving so make sure to come back here for updates and check out ImportanTweet.com and let me know what you think. You can comment here or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.