First look: Gravity is making interest graphs of your social content

A poster of my interest graph done by @gravity Wild new stuff coming next week.

I first met Amit Kapor when he was COO of MySpace. A couple of years ago he left to start a new company, which he wouldn’t tell me anything about until now. Gravity.

So, what does it do? It is building new interest graphs of what you talk about on social networks. First on Twitter, because its content is discoverable publicly, but later others.

What does that interest graph look like? They made a poster out of mine. It’s on this post.

So, what can that be used for? Well, in our first look with Amit he tells me what their plans are: a customized newspaper built just for you based on what you Tweet about. Very interesting idea, can’t wait to see that come out in the next month or two. In the meantime, though, try out their new tool to show you what it’s finding, give them feedback, and watch the video to learn about their thinking.

Comments

    1. Gravity’s approach is interesting, realistic, and just plain practical. I’m so glad you guys finally took it to the next level. Gravity’s post-beta hiatus left a void. =)

    2. Gravity’s approach is interesting, realistic, and just plain practical. I’m so glad you guys finally took it to the next level. Gravity’s post-beta hiatus left a void. =)

  1. So by removing the noise, you get more focused on your interests, which can be fine. But often the noise is what triggers a new interest? Fx. in music, discovering a new genre doesn’t happen, if it’s filtered as noise. Perhaps a ‘discover’ feature might be useful, so you can expand your interests.