Twitter introduces Custom Timelines, Storify takes a deep breath
Updated to include information from Storify CEO Burt Herman
To put it simply, Custom Timelines are kind of like a cross between Twitter’s List system and a curating tool like Storify. The intention for Custom Timelines is to enable users to select tweets from a feed to craft a cohesive story about a particular topic. But unlike Lists, which operate like a custom grouping of users, Custom Timelines allow for hand-picked specific tweets to keep in line with a specific theme. For example, Twitter #music curates the best celebrity tweets by sifting through individual entries by superstars. It can also be used for more subtle (and hard to automate) parameters, like Vines only.
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