Project Emporia : A new Twitter reading experience from Microsoft

FUSE Labs & Microsoft Research have released an alpha version of a new Twitter reading experience – Project Emporia.

Project Emporia filters updates from the Twitter public feed and automatically develops lenses on topics based on the likes/dislike preference of readers, providing suggested insight into what’s happening in Twitter around that topic seen through people’s eyes.

Project Emporia provides a new, crowd-sourced form of web search by aggregating the relevant tweets  from the social networking website with web links around a topic and viewing them as support votes for the links. Type ‘Microsoft’ and filter down by one star relevance in the ‘technology’ lens to get a list of web links about the latest technologies from Microsoft rated highly relevant by the Twitter community. Or change to the ‘business’ lens to get highly rated web links about Microsoft’s businesses.

By simply logging in with a Windows Live ID, you can vote on information flowing through Twitter and tune an existing topic lens to your personal taste. This feature will be limited during the Alpha stage of the product.

Key Features:

  • Project Emporia identifies relevant updates in Twitter and surfaces content by topic rated relevant under appropriate lenses on the world
  • Project Emporia gives users a way to tap the social network data without needing to have a Twitter account
  • Project Emporia provides a personalized, crowd-sourced, web search experience.

Visit : Fuse Labs | Project Emporia website.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. He enjoys following and reporting Microsoft news and developments in the world of Personal Computing & Social Media.

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