Twitter conversations

It doesn't always quite work, but Twitter tries to keep up with actual conversations as people reply to an initial tweet. Look for a "view conversation" link, or you can click on the date/time stamp. [next]

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In a later post, I'll say something about Storify, which is a great tool for curating Twitter conversations manually.

True confession: I still find it difficult to have substantive conversations in Twitter. It will happen every once in a while, but it's very constrained by topic, and I also find it very hard to have a good back-and-forth disagreement with someone at Twitter. For me, conversations work so much better at Google+. When you click on a Google+ post time/date stamp, you get a conversation page that might look like this:

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