Writing on the Online Journalism Review, Eric Ulken profiles TwitterTim.es, a new service that uses Twitter feeds to created personalised ‘newspapers’.
Maxim Grinev (@maxgrinev) from TwitterTim.es said: “We look at the tweets that your friends send, and also tweets that friends of your friends send. So, first circle and second circle. And then we extract links from those tweets. Usually links are shortened, so we get the long versions. Then we group by links and calculate how many times each link is posted by your friends and friends of friends to built your personalized ‘newspaper’.”