I've been talking about how Twomiting, the art of constantly tweeting when at conferences, should not be encouraged by event planners.
OK but what about us followers, annoyed by others' tweets?
Well I am here today, dear reader, to introduce Proxlet. Proxlet is a great service to get rid of those annoying tweets by wise hashtag filtering.
Before you even think about commenting about how this is not new technology, hear this:
- You can mute apps (ie foursquare, gowalla, etc), users or, indeed, hashtags.
- You can decide for how long you want to mute all of the above, a minute or forever.
- You can then use the wisely created filters on your favourite client (Tweetdeck or Twitter for iPhone to name a couple)
Why does it matter?
On their landing page they do feature a tweet from @clarklesparkle saying: "[...] No more annoying conference live-tweets [...]" as a selling point.
It made me think about and write this post.
Conferences live-tweets have become mostly noise. Too many tweets, too many updates (thanks @asegar for the tip), so hard to put in context. Proxlet filters the noise. And we need that as both followers and event planners.
Although I do argue that as event planners we should cure the problem at the source and stimulate more appropriate user generated content.
Twomiting, I am gonna hunt you down!