Some might argue that it is better to take a complete break from social media while on vacation. I am not one of them. Social media is important enough to me to at least spend a little of my downtime keeping up on what is going on. I don’t user Twitter the same on vacation as I do on a regular day, so I found a couple services that were helpful on my recent trip to New Orleans.
Summify’s name is very accurate. They provide a summary of the most important stories that are shared by those you follow on Twitter. They have an online interface, but I largely just read the daily email they send. On vacation it is great way to see what stories resonated when you only have a little bit of time. Summify does a remarkably good job pointing out the four or five articles or tweets that most reflect my interests. I rarely find something included in this summary that isn’t interesting or meaningful. Continue reading