The New York Times Labs have created a wonderful layer for your Twitter feed. Sometimes I want to use Twitter less as a place for commentary and conversation and more as a way to identify links and news worth reading.
Vellum allows you to do just that. It is a reading layer for your Twitter feed that shows the links that have been shared and who has shared them. So tweets go from a mix of conversation and comments to looking like this:
The links are still clickable and you can view the tweets themselves that were posted if you like. If you are looking for a way to scan your Twitter feed faster for articles, this looks like a great choice.
- Counting By 7s – The Movie wp.me/p1iTZw-2vO 1 hour ago
- RT @inkyelbows: Happy book bdy to SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED by @arin_andrews & RETHINKING NORMAL by @KatieRainHill! http://t.co/tMH39m7aRH 17 hours ago
- RT @LEEandLOW: Loved it too. RT @trkravtin: "It may be one of the best impulsive $20 I’ve spent of late." El Deafo by @CeceBellBooks http:/… 17 hours ago
- The Fault in Our Stars Has Been Banned in Schools | Vanity Fair buff.ly/1CESYD4 #yalit 17 hours ago
- Marla Frazee Talks with Roger - The Horn Book buff.ly/1nGzQSf #kidlit 18 hours ago