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Twitter Lists (Beta)

So I’m not supposed to tweet about it.. But they didn’t say I wasn’t supposed to blog about it! Haha!

Anyway, tons of people have already flouted the pretty please note from the Twitter team andtweeted about it anyhow so by blogging instead of tweeting about it, I’m following their plea! XD

So lists.. lists.. It’s a cool new feature that twitter has added to their functionality.. Basically you create groups of those you are following so that you can narrow down to only reading tweets from them.. It’s a great way that you can manage all those tweets you receive every minute of your day! Personally I think it’s going to be extremely useful if you follow a ton of people.. It effectively helps you to cut out those that are not important, especially if you don’t have much time but want to still catch up with what their friends / a select group of people are doing.

Having gone using plurk for a while but I still prefer the user interface of Twitter. Not to mention that there are more exciting things going on here too. Plurk is still useful to me because of the friends active there, and being more a Chinese version of twitter, to connect with mainly my TW friends.

Now I have to go dig out more people to follow on Twitter!

Review Technology

So I’m on Google Wave now

I’ve probably never been so excited to see an invite appear in my email… Last night though, right in the middle of class, I was so excited I wanted to pump my fist in the air and shout HELL YEAH!

Because I saw this (Thanks Vic!):

Accepting this invitation was probably the highest point in my day.

So this… is how Google Wave actually looks like:

I’m still exploring the various functions, some of it is not available right now, like uploading files in waves. However, an overview of what Wave can potentially do is listed (with a video from the Product Managers too — 8 mins to watch!) in the screenshot below:

But you know what the BEST WAY to see what Wave can do? Watch This Video NOW!

I think that really sums up the potential of wave. It’s awesome! There’s so much you can do on it I think Gmail will soon be old news. Then again, I’m sure there are still folks who are still using ICQ or even MiRC so I would think normal email will still be very much alive. Gotta preach Wave though. Wave evangelist! (haha)

But I have only one friend to wave with for now. So essentially, this is a preview of previews. Can’t use much of the awesome functionalities without contacts to test them out with. XD

Last note, if you want that elusive invite, I can’t get it for you now… No invite wave as yet (see below screencap). But you can register your interest in the comments and if I do get it, I’ll see if I can nominate you too! Afterall, good things are meant to be shared!

Thanks again Victoria!

Okay now back to watching the 10,000 videos to tell me how cool Wave is. XD


More Google Wave resources:

The Top 11 Google Wave Robots for the Enterprise – Just added the Tweety robot. It syncs with Twitter real time!

Mashable – Google Wave: A Complete Guide