Daily Archives: November 18, 2010

Does Twitter hurt your eyes too?

November 17, 2010

Let’s face it……in our busy 2010 lives, there are only so many tabs you can keep on things, there are only so many items you can genuinely, with 100% concentration, track.

Twitter challenges this.

If you have hundreds of followers and if you don’t use a Tweet manager, relying on just your Twitter landing page, it’s doesn’t take long to become evident, that the constant stream of tweets can verge on “just too much.” (eg: witness @scobleizer – Robert Scobles recent deletion of over 105,000 Twitter followers!)

Sometimes it feels like you're on a train you can't stop.....

Sometimes it feels like you're on a train you can't stop.....

After all, one of the reasons you used to like reading a newspaper was that you only scanned quickly the pages, then delved deeper into just those bits that caught your eye, that looked interesting.

It’s Sunday morning, what are you doing?

“Just relaxing with a coffee and reading the Sunday paper“

Try doing that with Twitter and reading the constant 10 – 20 tweets that come in each minute, all the while attempting to read some of the more interesting links.

So there is something relaxing about sitting on the deck in the sun of a Sunday morning and reading the paper.

Yes – because the choice is yours – you scan and only read what you want, whereas with Twitter you really need to read, then click through each link to get to the “actual stuff”….meanwhile time marches on while you are reading – dozens more tweets are backing up!

Surely your eyes hurt when scanning dozens of tweets from hundreds of followers just to find the ones about “realestate?

Now …….imagine if you could combine the two?

CLICK TO ENLARGE

CLICK TO ENLARGE

Great News ……. now you can.

I have tweeted a couple of times already about the #Realestate Daily.

Now you can get Twitter info from who, what or where you want, and display it in the familiar newspaper style.

For example, click here for the latest “realestate daily, which should be updated and present differently than Tuesdays edition pictured above.

Even though still in Alpha mode - its worth checking out now and wondering just how good the finished product is going to be?

Even though still in Alpha mode - its worth checking out now and wondering just how good the finished product is going to be?

Head on over Paper.li now and make up your own “newspaper.”

There’s been much talk about being a local specialist, what better way to display that than by aggregating all relevant & timely information on your topic all in the one spot, and allowing your viewers to be “readers”….just like the ole days.

What a great idea for an Real Estate agent / Realtor / Estate agent to have their own paper on a local level, be it on a topic, a suburb or a town, like #nelsonnz for example.

Here’s an example to throw out there?

For “Voices” bloggers, each time you tweet your new post, why not add the tag #nzre to the end of  your tweet.

That way another “newspaper” with that Twitter “tag could quite easily be complied, and shared by everyone who’s interested?

One thing to watch out for will be spam and NSFW related info – lets hope they are working on robust filtering systems.