Feature Friday: Make Your Own Moment

Twitter Moments initially launched as a consume only service. But at some point, I’m not sure exactly when, Moments was opened up and anyone can create one now.

I created my first Moment just now.

You go to your Twitter profile, click Moments, and then click “Create New Moments.”

Then you can curate the Tweets you have liked, you have sent, and from accounts you like, into a single stream.

I decided to curate some of the music tweets that have hit my timeline this week.

Here’s my first Moment (click here to see it on Twitter):

#My Music

Comments (Archived):

  1. Twain Twain

    Is this like Pinterest for Twitter?

    1. Pooja K Valia

      looks like it.

    2. Matt A. Myers

      Instead of letting a third-party develop this for them via an API.Twitter could have been had a much stronger brand than Facebook. I wonder if they will do what is right logically but will take an initial hit financially.I started watching House of Cards, can learn a lot about strategy – politics vs. reality.

      1. jason wright

        black is back? makes me look pasty.a black lampshade? seems counterintuitive.

        1. Twain Twain

          I’m doing my “Twain as Heineken beer” look today. LOL. Yup, Brit wit at play.https://uploads.disquscdn.c

          1. jason wright

            ..and Mr.Brit wit twit will now make a special request for ‘Twain as Heineken bear’ day. take as long as you need.

          2. Twain Twain

            Check it out! I didn’t realize the golden Heineken dress I bought in SF last year matches the yellow of this very useful table.As for the bear, well … the Chinese President gave the German Chancellor a panda.https://uploads.disquscdn.c

  2. LIAD

    twitter inc can be so frustrating, the’ve been working on this for ages. why let widgets into the wild looking like it does. so dark. so much wasted space. so badly designed.moments concept: awesomemoments implementation (widget): awful

    1. JimHirshfield

      But that new avatar!

  3. JamesHRH

    Its like suicide for their strategy.Twitter is so consumed by its desire to be more than it is that it is much less than it is.

    1. William Mougayar

      I agree that this isn’t their best product extension.Although I like the way they incorporated it themselves for reading the top news, I don’t think the average user is good at creating spectacular Moments. Maybe it’s a better product for the media houses and big publishers.

      1. JamesHRH

        Twitter is nothing more than a distributed news wire.Jack keeps trying to make it something else, when their are other things to do the things he keeps trying to do.Dumb.

    2. Vivek Kumar

      Maybe not. It’s a good way of archiving and sharing set of tweet. Something I can share within my circle e.g. Creative AI https://twitter.com/i/momen

      1. aminTorres

        nice, agree., did you see yesterday’s post… “Users Will Determine How Your Product Is Used” I think the same applies here.

        1. Vivek Kumar


        2. Thomas Luk

          “How your product is used” or rejected 😉

    3. Richard

      Yep, foolish when its aimed to be the CNN of the Internet via moments.

    4. cavepainting

      My fundamental issue with this feature is that the user cannot post a moment (with all underlying tweets) without posting the tweets first. It is like asking a blog post creator to publish each line or paragraph first and then also publish the post aggregating them.

    5. cavepainting

      BTW, I do not agree that it is suicide for their strategy. Moments is a far better way to consume for the reader and cut through the noise.II do have some challenges with the current implementation though, but it is surely going to get better with time.

      1. JamesHRH

        The more you confuse uses, the more suicidal your strategy.

        1. Drew Meyers

          I’m confused as to why I would use moments

          1. JamesHRH

            Yup.That’s death.They have lost their real time mojo.

    6. Matt A. Myers

      IMHO they lost their design sense, probably when the creators of Bootstrap left Twitter. This could have been better designed for consumption and we’d be reacting/responding differently.

  4. Richard

    Advice to Bill Clinton It’s the economy, stupidAdvice to @jack, it’s the feed, stupidBuild AI based tools to manage my feed.

  5. Rick Mason

    Sadly Twitter keeps trying to broaden its reach which ends up merely just annoying their existing and loyal audience. What’s wrong with making it better and more engaging for the people already there? Live with the fact that Twitter will never be everything for everyone. Sigh…

  6. Rudy LaVecchia

    Interesting, I’ll give it a try.

  7. John Pepper

    I removed the Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram apps from my phones 2 weeks ago to see what the effect would be. Honestly, it’s been a relief. No longer distracted by notifications or the temptation to pass quiet moments by checking in on the noise. More features by these companies when you are in “pause” mode on social media seem even more useless. We need to give our brains a break from this non-stop madness of information flow.Let’s see how long this latest phase of mine lasts 😉

    1. Drew Meyers

      Agreed. Less of the time suck economy. More of the real world economy.

  8. Matt A. Myers

    The amount of whitespace the tweets without images are taking up is terrible, so difficult to consume. EDIT: I’m referring to the embed here.Who’s the design lead at Twitter? What’s their portfolio? I don’t get the design teams’ logic. What are their leading metrics for design? Different types of media need to be presented differently in order to be consumed.