There are some very cool applications coming out of Seesmic these days. One of them is Seesmic Look, a desktop application that helps users "immerse themselves in the real time web", although right now that is just Twitter. I won't be surprised if that changes soon, though.
A key feature of Look is "playback mode", which shows what people are tweeting in real time. Conversations "bubble up" on the screen as they are happening. Look allows you to arranges conversation by timeline or alphabetically as well. My description isn't doing it justice, so make sure to visit the link to their videos below.
Some of the other ways look lets you view conversations include:
- Interests – are lists of categories such as news, sports, entertainment, etc.
- Trends – show what's popular now, in the past day or in the past week. You can see why a word or phrase is trending (a brief explanation is provided) and view all the trends or specific topics in timeline or playback mode
- Inbox and Social – This is where you manage your mentions, DMs, and your Sent Messages. Use the Social section to view your friends and your Twitter Lists
- Search – create and save searches based on a person, brand, or any other interest.
I started to create a video to show you Seesmic Look, but they have already provided a nice set of Seesmic Look videos here. Take a look and let me know what you think. While you are there, check out there preview version of the new desktop application – it is a very cool piece of technology.