Cadmus Weights Your Stream

As Studio readers well know, I am attracted to any service that helps me wade, Wall-E style, through mountains of stuff to find the gems. Here is another great application to help you do just that with your social streams.

The service is called Cadmus (link here) and it “reads” your stream in order to prioritize and promote the best, most relevant material developed since your last check-in.  You log in to Cadmus with your Twitter account (via OAuth) and the resulting page will show in dimishing order of relevance the most important conversations. Conversations are grouped tweets and @replies. You can filter within this list by time, lists, trending topics, etc.

And, when I say trending topics, I don’t mean Justin Bieber. Cadmus will show trending topics among your particular follows – a presumably more “cultivated” group than the general Twitter populace, at least as far as your own personal interests lean.

Cadmus excels at culling relevant conversations and trends. It does this by tracking relationships, source importance and post importance. And it doesn’t just work for Twitter – you can apply the Cadmus algorithm to your Friendfeed stream or your RSS subscriptions. Sweet! Even sweeter – you can load Cadmus onto your iPhone with the help of iPhone app TweetAgora (link here).

Add Cadmus to your list of web tools to help cull clutter and improve your social efficiency.


Entri – Crowdsource Your Writing

Now here is an interesting idea. A web app that promotes social collaboration on documents in progress. The service is called Entri (link here) and it is essentially an on-line document editor with collaborative features. It’s free and quite simple to use. Log in with your Twitter ID and you will see a text editor box, with basic formatting, image insertion and link creation features. There is a delete button, a lock button, a “get HTML” button and a save changes button. You can scroll through your Entri’s as well. Versions show on the right side of the screen and you can invite your Twitter friends to engage in the process of editing your document.

What’s the purpose? Entri provides a decent, stripped down text editor that you can use in a pinch to write and secure feedback. The suggesetd use offered on the site is roughing out a blog post and then inviting your followers to add their input into the mix before posting in final form on your blog. Entri advises that integration with the mainstream blogging services, such as WordPress, is coming, but for now you can copy and past the HTML generated on Entri right into your blog’s text editor.

Kind of a cool, special-purpose tool.