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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Loving Twitter Moments

I'm loving Moments. Look at the Democratic debate Moment before it's gone... In 5mins you can get the kind of video highlights you'd get from a typical summary report on TV, but with tweets from the campaigns and the commentariat mixed in.
The Lamar Odom collapsing story (and I hope he recovers) is a great example of what makes Moments different from Snapchat Discover. The moment is mostly tweets from NBA figures and teams -- something ESPN, Snapchat, circa and the NYTimes wouldn't be giving you. There are lots of stories where the best single source is going to be Moments.
I do wish it was more international, and curated with more of an intellectual and opinionated lens, though. I would absolutely love the Moments treatment of "Bollywood star vows fast until Kashmir is free" or whatever.

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