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A Twitter Concept

This might already exist and if it does then please let me know. BUT I was struck about tweaks to Twitter that would perhaps work well – that people may actually appreciate.

It would be cool to curate the content of our tweets a little more closely. The easiest way to explain it would be a love-child between G+ circles and Pinterest boards. We all tweet about a wide variety of things – day to day bits & more niche interests. Sometimes we follow a friend who’s daily tweets about their day are of interest to us – but who might also tweet about golfing results – wasted tweets that we skim over as they are of no interest to us.

Similarly we may follow someone who tweets about a particular interest of ours – a sports journalist for example, who gives us up to date information on our team, but who’s tweets about their personal life we don’t care for. It’s a familiar problem – especially as very few people tweet about a single subject, Twitter is about having a personality.

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Addicted to Pinterest yet?

It was only launched in March 2010, and is today, still invite only, but Pinterest is grabbing the interest of a lot of creative internet user as it continues to snowball in popularity. I was instantly struck by Pinterest within minutes of signing up. But what is the site and what is so appealing about it?

Once you’ve been invited to join Pinterest, either through email request, or through a friend already using it you will be submerged into a beautiful world of organised visuals. So what is it? The idea is very simple, the website describes itself as “a virtual pinboard” that “allows you to organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web” As well as curating your own finds the site also allows you to “browse pinboards created by other people to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests

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The Future of Social Media

So what does the future of Social Media hold? Will we have status updates about hover cars, hover jumpers, hover pants? Or will social media be banned by the Chinese government as they occupy 94% of the globe… and 60% of the moon. Our ‘timelines’ may grow to define who we are, you may be declined a passport as your history is deemed ‘unsatisfactory’. Skiving work may become impossible as those dreaded drunken photos become public knowledge, easily viewed on a number of flat screens that occupy every surface… or on your hover watch, with built in projector. The potential future of social media is limited only by your imagination.

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