We released Custom Timelines today at Twitter:
Custom timelines are an entirely new type of timeline –– one that you create. You name it, and choose the Tweets you want to add to it, either by hand or programmatically using the API (more on that below). This means that when the conversation around an event or topic takes off on Twitter, you have the opportunity to create a timeline that surfaces what you believe to be the most noteworthy, relevant Tweets.
Each timeline is public and has its own page on twitter.com, making it easy to share so others can follow along in real time as you add more Tweets. And since custom timelines are part of our Twitter for Websites toolkit, you can embed these timelines on your website.
I created a custom timeline called Developers, Developers, Developers that I’ve embedded at the bottom of this post. You can also view this timeline over on Twitter.com. I created the page with TweetDeck, here’s how. The idea is to have a timeline that contain tweets that represent the moments in the Developer life. Such as…..
— Jeff Atwood (@codinghorror) August 31, 2013
If you see a Tweet that seems right for the timeline, please retweet it and /cc @jeffsand – I’ll add it to the timeline.
There is also custom timelines API. Politco launched an Energy TweetHub that is built on this. If you are interested in developing apps that create and populate custom timelines, please send us a note. Enjoy.