Wanna Follow Me On Twitter? No? Wanna Watch ME Follow People?

Ever wanted to know what Twitter looks like from someone else’s point of view? Wanna see what @the_real_shaq gazes upon when logging in? I, for one, couldn’t care less, but maybe you do – and apparently, so does investor Shervin Pishevar , who’s collaborated with iTunes Instant creator Stephen Ou over the past week to fart out TwtRoulette.

I don’t think I’ve ever crammed that many links into a single sentence. Sorry to make a mess of your tabs.

Anyway, Twt Roulette is, amazingly, not what you’d immediately think (assuming you’d think of a big button that randomly shows you a Twitter profile (which would be face-palmingly stupid, considering the average vocabulary and message content of the average Twitter user)). By entering the name of a profile, TwtRoulette will show you a timeline of the tweets that person sees when they log in.

Simple? Hot damn. Useful? Yeah, maybe. Interesting? I… guess…? I follow the people I follow, because those are the people I want to follow. I don’t need to follow someone following someone(s). This seems like a weird, superfluous middleman.

Another downside is that you have to activate your profile before it can be spied upon. So as of yet, I, you, and The_Real_Shaq are not, in fact, valid targets. Which is frowny in and of itself. but the service is still worth a peek, out of sheer morbid curiosity.

By tydunitz

Ty is an illustrator who stays up too late, and has to wear glasses. You can follow him on Twitter if you want to (@glitchritual), but he's just gonna throw your stupid PR crap in the garbage, so don't email him.

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