A Better Twitter Chat Client
January 12, 2011 4 Comments
I saw a tweet that bummed me out today. Here was the exchange that ensued:
I remember Chris attending #LeadershipChat and it made me feel bad that he felt it is too overwhelming. And, the fact is, the full firehose of tweets during a popular chat is daunting. I have used Tweetchat (which has been very slow the last few weeks – unusable) and I try to keep up on TweetDeck, but once you get a good-sized group of people on a chat, it’s a problem.
So, here’s the idea – someone please steal the concept and make it! A chat client that allows the user to create a filtered stream with a subset of attendees, so that more quality conversations can occur. Conceptually, the interface could be roughly like this (click to biggify):
UPDATE: My friend @JoeCascio came up with a modified concept of panes for People I Follow, People I Don’t Follow, and Mentions. Good idea!