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IDEA #83 – Digg for Twitter!

Erick brings up the fact that there is too much noise with Twitter and FriendFeed — that there is way too much information to possibly consume it all. That’s basically what happened with news/articles on the web — and then along came Digg.

I think someone (could even be Digg) needs to create a browser plugin that will allow Twitter users to “thumbs up / down” someone’s tweet. Then we could basically have a Techmeme for Tweets, finally — because right now, people don’t link to each other’s tweets; we just laugh or nod in agreeance… alone!

The only problem with what I’m talking about is that this would just be for users browsing Twitter via the Twitter web feed — unless the various Twitter plugins were to enable this functionality as well.

Heck, maybe Twitter itself could create this technology — and then there’d be a new tab for each user profile that shows the most ‘dugg’ twitters done by your friends. Of course, then the spammers come into play — and start digging their own tweets — but users could “bury” tweets in this interface as well — and if a user keeps digging something that keeps getting buried, they’ll be punished [or be less influential].

  • http://mdoeff.com/blog Mike Doeff

    In some ways they already have this with the favorite (star) button. What they’re missing is the equivalent of a Digg front page where they show the most popular tweets from that day.

  • http://joelaz.com Joe Lazarus

    Twitter has a “favorites” feature that’s basically the same thing as a thumbs up. For example, here are Evan Williams favorite Twitter posts…

    http://twitter.com/ev/favorites

    All you would need to do is aggregate that data (which is accessible through their API) and present some interface that shows the most favorited posts.

  • http://crenk.com Steven Finch

    Im not too sure about this idea. Normally you have some pretty good site ideas, but this one is a little crazy. Twitter is basically just a large chatroom, so why would someone want to use a Digg or stumbleupon system in a chatroom? They just wanna chat crap.