I had an idea like the Facebook wall, to show Wall-to-Wall conversations between you and another Twitter user.
The juicy part is when you click the “Show Conversation” link on a tweet it displays this wall-to-wall idea.
Each tweet has this link, and I’m not sure if a conversation is based on time or what.
But still I would like to see “Show Conversation” as its own page, and a clean history of our Wall-to-Wall conversation, kind of like doing a search…”from:johnt to:trib” AND “from:trib to:johnt”
Replies, Shoutouts, and Comments
The other day I realised that if you click on the reply icon next to a users 2nd last tweet, your tweet when published will link back to that exact tweet, rather than linking to that persons latest tweet. The linkback is on your tweet as a hyperlink called “in reply to userA”.
NOTE: I used 2nd last tweet as an example, it could be 19th last tweet
But if you just type in “@userA” in the text box, then your tweet will default link back to that persons latest tweet. This is fair enough because using this method may not be a reply at all, it may be an initiating shoutout.
If you use Twitter by IM or SMS, then you have no choice but to use this method.
Coming back to it…
When I click the reply icon on someone’s tweet, my published tweet will have a hyperlink (in reply to userA) to that exact tweet , but that person’s tweet will not have a hyperlink back to my tweet ie. it doesn’t appear as a comment on their tweet.
This is what I like about Jaiku
- instead of a reply icon on a post, it just has “leave a comment”
- this threads your comment under their post
- your comment also becomes a new post in its own right
I’m gathering most Twitter use is web, mobile web, and web and desktop widgets; rather than SMS or IM, so this lends to more of a reason why a comment structure would now work, as people can pinpoint the post they are replying to.
If Twitter does end up have commenting one day, will it still be called replies? And what about shoutouts, this is when we use the reply feature to ask a question or say something to someone, but not in response to one of their tweets.
[ADDED 19/05/09: Twitoaster threads reply tweets to your tweet. This is what I referred to on my post the other day. On our reply tweets we have a link to the tweet we are replying to, but on the original tweet we don’t have a list of replies (similar to comments on a blog)
Twonvo - similar to Twitoaster]