(Henry owns and operates BlogAds, which is Twitchy’s ad rep company. But that doesn’t mean he has to say nice things about us.)
If you are too lazy or cannot be bothered to follow people on Twitter, you’ll appreciate conservative commentator Michelle Malkin’s new venture TWITCHY, a “ground-breaking Twitter curation site powered by a kinetic staff of social media junkies.”
The Daily Caller’s Jim Treacher:
This is a great idea, especially if you find Twitter bewildering and overwhelming, and you wish there were some way to filter out all the dross and nonsense (like @jtLOL) to find the good stuff. Hell, I find Twitter bewildering and overwhelming, and I’m on it constantly. Which would explain the twitch under my eye… Oh, I get it. Twitchy! Okay, that works.
I find that when I go to Twitter’s site, I often see echoes of an important story, reactions to a big news item. Finding the actual story requires going back quite a ways in the timeline, something that new-new-new Twitter has made increasingly hard to do. And of course, any story more than a few days old is almost impossible to find on Twitter.
Twitchy fixes that. Twitchy provides an easily scanned arrangement of top stories on Twitter and elsewhere on the web. Click on a story box, and you’ll get to a collection of tweets or a news story excerpt, with links for further reading and a place to leave comments. Twitchy items have a permanent link, so you can blog about them and link them and post them on Facebook and Twitter.