Favstar.fm Launches Official iPhone App, Favit

Favstar.fm today launched Favit [App Store, $2.99], their official tweet discovery app for the iPhone and iPod touch. The app’s purpose is simple–to show you the most entertaining tweets on Twitter. Tweets are shown one at a time to let you focus on them individually. To load another, you simply swipe right to left. If you like a tweet, you’re encouraged to “fave” it by tapping the giant star. People who show up on Favstar like stars, so you should give them often.

Tweets come in via Favstar and are selected using lots of really smart algorithm thingies. Or robots. Robots with a good sense of humor. The Favstar robits are also smart enough to only show you tweets that you haven’t starred yet so you don’t run into repeats.

I’ve had several days to play with the app and I love it. Most of the tweets Favit shows me are pretty funny and usually exclude tweets from celebrities and “tech people.” I have a few complaints, but I’ll save those for the review. If you like starring funny tweets, Favit is definitely worth checking out!


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