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March 28, 2007
Congoo allows you to choose from various categories, then generates a public URL for your personalised news page.
Read news by category or latest stream, also has Google News style memtracking
Actually it reminds me a lot of customising Google News, only this is done by search strings.
It looks great, but isn’t very web 2.0, I want to get in there and choose my own sources, and remix them, once I created the RSS radar feeds, then I’d like to use Congoo to present my news.
What about allowing you to create your own Congoo for the enterprise, select (and remix) your sources, bunch them into categories, and then give them to the knowledge worker to select channels for their own personalised news page…also has a public URL, so you can make one for your business unit.
Maybe this is what the BlogBridge Feed Library could offer.
[ADDED 29/03/07: I just noticed more features
- widgets for your blog sidebar
- add your own posts, also has comments
- comments for any item
- a links box
- favourite circles (bookmark other Congoo’s)
- keyword searches…I’d like to include these as a focus channel
- personal alerts]
The blog post explains it all:
- it updates every 2 minutes, or you can manually refresh
- click arrows to see tweets in full
- click on the avatar of the tweet you have displayed to see a profile (basically the “whois” command)
- view friends or public timeline
- displays the last 10 or so tweet headlines (even scroll for more), click on a tweet to display it in full
- post a tweet (publish to all)
- post a direct message via a drop down menu of your friends
It doesn’t have an installer, I think this means it doesn’t live in your systems tray yet, so everytime you start your PC you will have to execute it from the web page.
It lacks a minimize button, the only way to minimise it, is to click on it in your task bar.
Commands like : “get elsua”, or “leave elsua” don’t work for me at the moment
…maybe this will be built into the interface so we don’t have to use the command, just like with direct messages.
Come to think of it commands are only for IM or SMS, desktop apps are a browser alternative so instead of commands there will be a GUI.
I’d like to limit my stream to one or a selection of friends (people I follow).
When I click on a profile I’d like to see their Twitter URL so I can launch to their Twitter webpage
Option button doesn’t work for me
See the Twitter Fan Wiki for more desktop apps.
Some other Twitter tools that are new to me…
AutoTwit enables you to schedule tweets (weekly, daily, hourly)…what about once off, I don’t want the same re-occuring tweet.