Twitter users who love to share or browse content through the popular link-sharing website Stumbleupon take note: Now you can do the same with links posted to Twitter feeds. Tumbl.in makes it possible.
Don’t let the name confuse you. This handy web-based tool has nothing to do with the microblogging website Tumblr. Instead, Tumbl.in links directly to your Twitter account and pulls links tweeted about from a variety of different sources. You can specify where you want the links to be chosen from. Tumbl.in can pull this information from your main Twitter feed, select Twitter lists you define, or just from specific categories of interest you choose.
Much like Stumbleupon, Tumbl.in has a built-in menu bar that loads at the top of your browser screen while the content loads in the larger space below. You have the option to retweet content you like or else choose from a few different descriptions like “Amazing” and “WTF” based on your reaction to the content. Click on the Tumbl.in icon at the top far right to open the next link.
With popular Twitter clients out there like TweetDeck and Seesmic Desktop, there are so many different ways to read your Twitter feed now that Tumbl.in might seem a little pointless. There are surprisingly few ways to sort through specific categories of interest however, and even fewer programs that filter only links. For the diehard fan of Stumbleupon who either wants to give Twitter a go or is simply looking for an easier way to find interesting content, Tumbl.in is definitely worth a try.