Twitter Launches Storify-Like Custom Timelines On Tweetdeck
You should be on Twitter even if you don’t like it . And if you are using it, you should check out its awesome Tweetdeck app —available for Web, Chrome, PC and Mac—since it can change how you operate the micro-blogging network, especially with cool features like the new Custom Timelines that Twitter has introduced exclusively on Tweetdeck.
Custom Timelines are very similar to an existing popular service—Storify lets you curate tweets and other media into one shareable list. Similarly, this new feature will allow users to curate tweets and make a timeline that they can embed on websites or share with anyone.
Tweetdeck users will find a new option to create a column for ‘Custom Timelines’ in the sidebar. This appears as a regular column in Tweetdeck—which reduces clutter drastically —and you can name it what you want. To add any tweet to the timeline, just drag-and-drop it from any of your other columns to the Custom Timeline. Want to remove a tweet? Click the ‘X’ and it’s gone. It’s really that simple.
While Custom Timelines can only be created through Tweetdeck, they can be seen by anyone as they appear on the regular Twitter.com or embedded on any other site. For example, Politico has created timelines to track energy conversations on Twitter and embedded them on its site, while Twitter Music has custom listed the best new songs you can listen to. On Tweetdeck, you can click a user’s profile to see all the Custom Timelines created by them.