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What do you think of "a tiny thread?" I think it's a brilliant idea.... (@ahmednaguib) - 97 messages

sadekhm
It's too tiny :D but yeah .. Loving this idea
ahmednaguib
"a tiny thread" is too tiny, you think? :P
Cyberfrancis
Jarrlll :)
marcinrosinski
I like this idea
cshirky
yeah, tinythread is too tiny like tags were too simple and tweets were too short. give it some time for people to play with compression
which also makes me wonder about length: In May of that year, as news that US beef would return to the Korean market, Korean citizens began staging public protests, turning out en masse in Cheonggyecheon, an enormous park in Seoul. The protests, the
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builtbydave
less is more, sometimes. This might be one of those times...
marshallmanson
I'm liking this. It's a pleasant blend of the best of twitter (brevity) and the best of FriendFeed (conversation)
EvidenceMatters
I don't like the tweeting to general timeline for tinythread rather than restricting to other discussants (?).
thewavingcat
So the point is to take threats off twitter and continue them here? Or will they be fed back to Twitter? (Can't see any RSS feeds?)
juhavantzelfde
My English is not so good. What is the small danger about this service?
ErikJonker
Good start and yes, if there was an RSS feed for each thread, it would really be great !
Quesada
but how does it update? automatically? or do I need to refresh?
AnalogC
Pretty brilliant. What happens to comments from users with protected accounts? Private person, pls comment so we can see.
laikas
IMHO this tiny thread is getting rather big
sshingler
interesting idea -- like it :)
builtbydave
Does this send a tweet on every comment, or just first? test.
laikas
pity, that just the tiny thread name is send to twitter and not the message. Seems pretty annoying for followers if you use it more than once.
nezmar
I agree with @ErikJonker rss feeds for threads would be a nice addition.
sshingler
yep, i think the tweet should be the message, not the thread title
slonob
I love the tiny thread. Great idea. Of course it's not threaded but flat.
laikas
but luckily tweets are send just once, not on every comment (@builtbydave)
would like to see other comments appearing while typing (just like when chatting)
sshingler
seems like it only tweets your first message
AnalogC
If you look @ cshirky's timeline, it says the title of each thread in the twitter mssg. Could be shorter though, since the words tiny thread are in the mssg and the url.
sshingler
yeh, shouldn't need to refresh the page
AnalogC
Tweeting each thread one joins seems like a good way to keep people from over participating in every convo
laikas
What I like: discussions can be saved (like in Friendfeed)
sshingler
@laikas, how can you save a discussion?
pressearbeit
Love it. Pure. Brings dialogue to streaming web without Zuckerberg's toys
JayGreasley
another one trying out a.tinythread Kinda like it but not sure why. It's like #tag based searches with a title I guess
yeebase_t3n
we like it!
amcunningham
@sshingler you can save by bookmarking the page eg delicious
leongreen
Heh this is great!
sshingler
@amcunningham - right yep good idea, cool
laikas
that's what I meant @sshingler -it has a web address - thnx @amcunningham
kahlillechelt
This is really really cool.
pressearbeit
how can i reach older threads? It only shows 10...
ipostfirst
timestamps needed
laikas
@pressearbeit - i also wondered. At least you can look at http://search.twitter.com/search?q=%22I+joined+a+thread%22 - also nice to see a face of all posters but not ideal. Need a searchable archive
SyntaXKilla
hm... it's really tiny :-o
timeblind
twitter has rarely been real conversations, more just punch lines and fake convos (we know everybody is watching us). I've wanted threads and > 140
pressearbeit
@laikas sure. ur right. didn't realize, that we are on the twitter platform somehow - for the root stuff (topics and login). This really is very smart!
timeblind
do @ replies get DM'd to the target person ? otherwise you may not know somebody responded to you unless you come back
micaelwidell
There happens to exist a similiar service but with nicer GUI at http://3ad.at **
Sorry for spamming :)
DarkBls
I'm kinda lost there
josiefraser
I like tinythread's interface a lot. Still mourning wastage of Jaiku though.
emlynoregan
Yes, nice, makes sense. Good idea.
agent_x
I am not sure yet what this is really meant to do??
pstuifzand
@agent_x It's whatever you want it to be. Just like twitter is.
djg
If this wasn't created by the founder of Delicious (which is awesome), would anyone think this is neat?
gniola
maybe
arnthorsnaer
can we just get google wave already
nlehuen
Why try to fix Twitter when Friendfeed already exists ?
discipleLoveJas
...Ok...not completely sure what this is. like a wanabe twitter?
gr8rahul
worth a try
pstuifzand
@nlehuen FriendFeed has been bought by Facebook, not sure how that will pan out.
mathaix
yes really liking http://a.tinythread.com/badFsozGRY
pstuifzand
@discipleLoveJas Comments on a tweet that was started here.
mahaniok
It is very unclear for the start how to use it - because "login" link is too far to the right, not visible at all
tibbetts
Tinythread is interesting, but still inferior to zephyr. Glad to see people are trying.
allyweston
incredible!!
nlehuen
@pstuifzand I heard about the FB / FF deal, but I can't see why FB would kill FF.
@pstuifzand In any case, trying to recreate an under-featured, not real-time, not fully-threaded version of Friendfeed on Twitter doesn't look like a solution to me.
@pstuifzand But, I must say that if you put the competition aside, tinythread is a neat idea, I wish I had it when I worked on www.tweetraise.com
nelhage
It seems to be missing the key Twitter/Zephyr feature of subscriptions not consuming UI space.
pstuifzand
@nlehuen Of course FriendFeed isn't threaded. And yes, TinyThread could use some real-time speed.
nlehuen
@pstuifzand That's a pity FriendFeed is not threaded, and a pity too that TinyThread isn't either... It would save us from writing @nlehuen, @pstuifzand etc.
@pstuifzand but I guess implementing a real-time nested set algorithm is not really easy, especially if running on Google App Engine
6pt
hmmm interesting
discipleLoveJas
Ahh...i see thanx @pstuifzand idk pretty kool. It's getting bigger quickly too.
pstuifzand
@nlehuen I like that it's not threaded. Maybe there needs to be a way to easily take a conversation to a new thread.
I'm also not sure if the idea was that the threads would get as big is this.
nlehuen
@stuifzand Threading is awful when following a conversation in real time, very useful when catching up what was said before. I wonder how Google Wave handles this.
frankiecarl
How do I find more threads-it cannot just be 10 and I am seeing the selection change over time
pstuifzand
You could use twitter search to find more threads.
jdp23
i'd like it better if it tweeted my comment here (not just a link to tinythread that looks like spam)
michael_elliott
pretty neat! looking to see what happens next after i submit...
5800world
I love the idea, think it needs some real conversation on here though, at the moment its full of people like me just testing it!
michael_elliott
ok i agree with @jdp23 . i hate it when something auto sends something i did not say.
pstuifzand
But it does say it tweets "we will send a tweet to your stream to notify your followers!"
philipmcdermott
I like it. Tweetie attempts tp thread tweets sometimes but fails because there's obviously not enough info with using an extra DB...
...like tinythread does :)
gnuchu
not sure of the real aplication of it but looks good
philipmcdermott
It's not quite what I thought it was. Was hoping it used tweets for data then recorded metadata for the threading.
nlehuen
@philipmcdermott funny thing is, Twitter has room for those threading meta-data (and for favorites too) in its API, but doesn't properly use them !
IPSODESIGN
This is a real crowd pleaser!
zhov
Not that I'm anyone to judge, but it feels more like IRC than Zephyr.
quinnnorton
Needs tagging. *ducks*
samharrelson
reminds me of FriendFeed meeting Wave and having a beautiful plain text baby. i love it.
mickwinter
great for public conversation. What about small private groups? Not so much for privacy, actually, as to keep the number of participants down to a minimum.
DarkBls
Is a.tinythread really useful ?
CaptainBitmap
It's clean and neat like WebCrossing/Guardian Unlimited Talk. I'm glad it's not threaded.
adamhorvath2
Looks good
ChrisCinelli
Not sure why I need to login by Twitter... actually that box "send to twitter" says a lot about virality...
 
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