A Startup I’ve Now Used Every Day for the Past Week: Nsyght

Nsyght is a clever service with a terrible name (it’s hard to remember) and stock photo on its home page, but don’t be fooled – it’s really useful. I wrote about it on ReadWriteWeb last week under the title How to Search Inside Twitter Lists, and that’s just what it’s for. After a few minutes to index your stream, Nsyght will let you search inside tweets from your friends, inside particular lists or your own archive for months back in history. It’s awesome. I’ve been using it to filter for images shared by friends on Twitter (great for quick little posts) and to find old Tweets of mine that I can’t find nearly as quickly in any other way. And searching inside a Twitter list of topical experts for their opinions on a particular matter? So hot. It’s like a Custom Search Engine for twitter lists, which is incredibly powerful.

I think of things like this as curating my existing community resources, an all-too under utilized strategy I believe. That’s the kind of thing I’m likely to bring up as a guest tomorrow on Tummelvision.tv, which I cannot recommend highly enough that you check out.

  • This seems very similar in concept to Greplin.com, which has been making the rounds the past couple of days. The main difference, I guess, being that Nsyght is actually open for business right now.

  • Jon

    Thanks for the tummelvision pointer – I’ll check these guys out.

  • Thanks for the shout out Marshall. With regards to the brand, the simple fact is that we recognize the name is something that needs (and will change) in the very near future. It’s a bit like Marmite (UK veggie spread), you either love it or you hate it.

    I’m glad you touched on curation. Lost in all the interest in content curation is sourcing said content to curate in the first place. Our ability to create x-network lists, covering topics, people, and even content types, certainly gives people an ability to create very finely honed lists to find things “to” curate.

    As always, I am very humbled by your feedback. Thanks again.