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I’ll be surfing the Twingly wave

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OK, so Google Wave has started sending invites today. Well, I didn’t get one – so I won’t be talking about that for a while!

However, today I had the opportunity to see a demo of something perhaps equally as exciting. Those clever Swedes at Twingly, known for the blog search facility, have developed a new product called Twingly Channels.

By aggregating news from blog posts and social media portals, Twingly Channels provides a window of clarity on the blogosphere, updated in real time.

Users can create channels on a chosen topic then choose search terms which feed content in a similar way to an RSS feed. Users can also post their own links (as in Digg) or comment on posts made be other users. Channels can then be shared with likeminded individuals or organisations who can sort by most popular or most recent content.

The implications for businesses could be significant as companies could use a channel to propel itself to a leader in its field – welcoming in the industry and hosting discussions.

Me, well you may know I’m a bit of a geek. What you may not know is I’m also an animal nut. My first channel will be for bunny hugging chicken kissers and I welcome you all to join.

Here are some screen shots so you can make up your own mind:

An example of a Twingly Channel - by popular content

An example of a Twingly Channel - most recent content

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Written by sociauxanswers

October 1, 2009 at 4:33 pm

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