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.
- A Bit of Vacation wakingbraincells.com/2016/07/25/a-b… https://t.co/vvuQ5ZWFzm 1 day ago
- Celebrating the Renaissance of Our Public Libraries buff.ly/2aeDrnj #libraries 3 days ago
- Tributes paid to Robert Dunbar, champion of children’s literature buff.ly/29SBOtK #kidlit 3 days ago
- Best Frints in the Whole Universe by Antoinette Portis wakingbraincells.com/2016/07/22/bes… https://t.co/QmDkocwCN8 3 days ago
- This Week’s Tweets, Pins &@Tumbls wakingbraincells.com/2016/07/22/thi… https://t.co/BAbgLkBkra 3 days ago