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.