Twitter is for posting tweets, not for reading them. Until now, that is.
I love Twitter. But, let’s face it, it’s a bit disorganized—a ceaseless stream of 140-character-or-less posts from all sorts of characters on all types of subjects. For simple browsing, it’s a bit too much, and after a few minutes, I usually move on to something less chaotic.
Slices for Twitter, a new and free Twitter client for iOS and Android, aims to tame the raging micro-blogging river. Developer OneLouder Apps claims Slices is the first app that lets you browse Twitter by categories, or “slices.” You can create slices for the topics that matter most to you, such as “Tech & Science” or “Business & Money.” The app does a nice job of grouping the Twitter accounts you follow into categories. (Those who tweet about multiple subjects usually are grouped into more than one category, at least in my experience.) Suddenly, Twitter doesn’t seem so overwhelming.
Slices for Twitter has other tricks, too. An Explore feature helps you discover other Twitter accounts you might like, which are grouped into 21 categories such as “News,” “Local,” and “Humor.” There’s a tab for “Live Events,” too, which means you’ll never miss the Discovery Channel’s Shark Week Twitter action again. (Is it me or is every week Shark Week on the Discovery Channel?)
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