Feedback from some newcomers to TweetPivot ran along the lines of:
"cool use of technology that's of interest to the curious looking for insights into their twitterverse"However, when they were asked to explain how they would use these insights, pausing and head-scratching ensued. We believe that, with the new ability to save twitter lists, we are a step closer to making TweetPivot a useful, reusable tool...
Many Twitter users recognise that building up highly-customised Twitter lists is a great route to managing the firehose of Twitter information and maximising the relevance of updates they receive. However, it is time-consuming to build a custom list one person at a time, and simply adopting a large list from another Twitter user may leave you drowning in tweets. TweetPivot can help by making it easy to interactively chop down existing lists to increase their relevance. New functionality allows you to save the results as a custom Twitter list to be picked up by your favourite Twitter client.
If you've already tried TweetPivot, then you'll know that it enables you to interactively explore friends, followers and lists for any unprotected Twitter account and graphically identify a subset of people based on criteria such as location and influence (as measured by Klout). In the latest release of TweetPivot you can now save the results of your pivot exploration as a Twitter list.
To give it a go:
- Go to the TweetPivot website
- Pick a Twitter account of interest
- Pivot its friends, followers or one of its lists
- Interactively select a subset of interesting people
- Save as a new list
- Receive relevant tweets in Twitter or your favorite Twitter client
Follow @TweetPivot for updates, including an announcement of a upcoming video of how to use the new functionality.