Twitter is the most important news source on the web. But a lot of its potential is eclipsed by the noise of its irrelevant and redundant tweet glut. Tame cuts through the noise and makes sense of your Twitter streams — your timeline, your lists, or just general searches. With Tame, drowning in random content will be a thing of the past. And so will be missing out on relevant information. Our algorithm always points you towards what really matters and downs the redundancy. Just check in on Tame whenever you feel like it and get your individual rankings of the most relevant links, topics and accounts.
As with all things algorithm - we can’t go into the deepest details but we can tell you that we measure relevancy by the spread of mentions. So rather than the number of retweets we focus on the diversity and quality of sources. Of course we continuously finetune our algorithm and will announce major improvements on our blog. Also we’re always happy to receive feedback and suggestions from you - our users.
Timeline: Say you’re a German journalist, covering technology. You hand-picked a plethora of valuable American sources and experts but due to different timezones you’re asleep when they break news on Twitter. With Tame you can stop worrying and love your good night’s sleep as whenever you log in to Tame you’ll get an aggregated ranking of the last up to 24 hours or up to 7 days. With Tame you never miss what your network is talking about. This by the way is not a fictional scenario but the actual situation we found ourselves in all the time - hence: the reason we developed Tame.
Twitter Lists: You want to stay ahead of many different topics but even though you mastered the art of curating lists it just takes too much time to browse through them to get an overview. With Tame managing even dozens of lists is a matter of a few minutes at most.
Global Search: Riots in Istanbul. The situation gets out of hand. You don’t know what hashtags the protestors are using, who you can trust and what kind of content is most widely discussed. Tame helps you with all of that. Tame clears the fog and lets you experience breaking news in a whole new - and better way.
In your own network (timeline and lists) the search results can only be as good as the sources you curated. If your network is very heterogenous and noisy - you’ll get erratic and noisy results. Our ranking is a condensed version of your network’s output. You can find interesting users and lists on our official Twitter-Account. When it comes to the global search there are different factors that impact on the quality of the results. One of the main factors often is the data volume. Especially when it comes to breaking news - extending the database by clicking on “load more” often radically improves the search results. There are a very few topics though that are massively spam infected. In those instances irrelevant content might make it into the top ranking but usually you can identify spam easily as the tweets and the linked content have nothing to do with the actual topic you were searching for. You can either just ignore the crap content or come back later as twitter detects and deletes bot-networks and the content they spread.