TweetBoard is an interesting new service that sprang up a few days ago. It’s sort of a way of bringing Twitter conversation onto your website.
Tweetboard is a fun and engaging micro-forum type application for your website. It pulls your Twitter stream in near real-time (max 1 min delay), reformatting tweets into threaded conversations with unlimited nesting. Conversations that spun off the original conversation are also threaded in-line, giving your site visitors full perspective of what’s being discussed.
As people leave their messages on your TweetBoard, they simultaniously add them to their Twitter account, complete with a link back to the conversation, adding a bit of a viral twist.
TweetBoard appears as a floating tab on the left-hand side of your website. When clicked, the tab slides outward to reveal the message board.
I’ve tried the service out a little bit, and have been wanting to put it live on Webmaster-Source, if just for a few days to see how people respond to it. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work well with my design. Users with 1024×768 screen resolution or lower would see the green tab floating over my main content, instead of in the extra space to the left of it. I’ve figured out a way to to hide the tab and replace it with an ordinary text link somewhere, but I don’t know how well that would work out.