I find the content that comes through twitter amazingly varied, this is both great for getting interesting content, but also with the growth of twitter a lot of the content can be outside my personal zone of interest. So today we start along a path of categorizing the content so that it is easier for users to find the top stories that they have a particular interest within.
The concept of hashtags is well known on twitter and we wanted to leverage the hard work some twitter users put in hashtagging content correctly. We have built a engine that picks out #hashtags and keywords and uses that data to selectively put stories into relevant channels.
We have put together 4 simple channels live today and will be looking for ideas from the community on the kind of channels they would like to see built. This is a very much proof-of-concept and there is a lot of tweaking still to be done.
If you have ideas on what kind of channels you would like to see us build (they dont take long to setup!) please drop us a comment or use the feedback tab.