Posted: 10:14 a.m. Thursday, June 27, 2013
(Image source: Gizmodo)
BY SCOTT MALONE
Twitter users might soon have a chance to feel the heat of the moment — even if they missed that actual moment.
Twitter’s CEO Dick Costolo hinted at several upcoming features Tuesday, including something he referred to as a “DVR mode” for Twitter. Costolo says Twitter simply wants to make the experience more user friendly — even for those who are behind the times.
“That ability to track and monitor the moments within an event, either as they happen or to catch up with them, is something we want to enhance. We want to make that experience even better.” (Via TechCrunch)
A writer for Gizmodo likens the concept to a time machine — and acknowledges Twitter’s strength during live events.
“ … but if you can't tune in when all the fun's going down, you're pretty much out of luck. You can go and scroll through old tweets, but that's almost not worth it.”
A reporter for MemeBurn explains how Twitter’s current setup can confuse the user in those situations, because, “ … following events happens in reverse chronological order, but doing so sometimes means losing out on seeing what the really critical parts of an event are.”
But before you start thinking about how you’ll use a ‘TiVO for Twitter,’ the social media service says it has some major improvements it still needs to make.
Twitter says the ultimate goal is for users to see things like a graphic of spikes in the conversation, when those spikes happened, and for users to scroll back to that time to see what happened at that particular moment.