If you are a regular Tweeter and are following hundreds/thousands of people, chances are, your Twitter account is packed with plenty of tweets and you find yourselves having a hard time following each one of them. A good thing is, you are not alone in this. Most of us are suffering from this “information overloaded” syndrome, where we are receiving too much information more than we can absorb. So here lies the question: how can we filter our incoming tweets and get it to display only the useful information and prevent all the noise from appearing? Cadmus is a good solution.
Cadmus is a web app that manages your social media stream (Twitter, FriendFeed and RSS) by displaying the most relevant content and hide the noise from the rest. It enables you to see at a glance what is happening out there without having to read through each and every tweet.
What make Cadmus so special?
When you sign in with your Twitter account, Cadmus will scan through all your incoming tweets and group the similar one into conversations (with the latest update on top). There is no need to scroll through your whole stream to find out what everybody is talking. Simply click on the Related Post button to collapse/expand the thread and see what others are discussing.
There is even a retweet and reply button within each thread so you can quickly reply to others or retweet the post.
In addition, Cadmus also find trending topics within your group of friends and display them on top of the list. There are two main kind of trending topics that you can access. One is the trending topics around the Web while another is the trending topics among your group of friends (or those you are following).
Cadmus also sort all your replies to make it more like IM style. You can get a quick overview of the conversation you held with your friends, even though he/she replies only two days later after your message.
Support for Friendfeed and RSS
Other than Twitter, Cadmus also supports Friendfeed and RSS. You can add them via the services button.
How can Cadmus get better
Personally, I have found Cadmus to be an useful tool, but I would be happier if it:
1. comes with a desktop app (some of us just prefer a desktop thingy)
2. supports multiple Twitter accounts
3. supports other social networks like Facebook and LinkedIn.
This is definitely not the first app that gathers all your feeds/tweets/updates from various social networking site and displays them in one place, but it is among the first (if not, the first) to be able to sort your streams and arrange them in order of relevance. It may have some deficiency, perhaps because it is still in early stage of development, but its computer algorithm is pretty impressive and have done a great job in filtering out the signals from the noise.
Have you tried Cadmus? What’s your take on this?