Twitter has re-branded itself as an information network, and tools like Trunk.ly support this effort. It allows you to follow just what links your Twitter friends share on Trunk.ly. It’s like a personal recommendations Google Reader thingy and I love it.
This is very helpful for me, as I write a weekly “news roundup” style post for my company blog. It’s great for curating content from the community and reviewing what the popular topics were that week. If you’re interested in that content curation type of stuff you might also like Packrati.us, which not only will collect the links that you share on Twitter but also the links that you Favorite. So, essentially it’s assumed that the links you RT you’ve already read, correct? But I think you and I both know that people don’t always do that. If you want to Favorite the Tweets with links that you want to read later though, it’s a way of bookmarking them. Packrati.us will collect those and then you can save those to read when you have time (which most likely isn’t at 2 p.m. on a Wednesday when you see the Tweet, correct?)
Hope this is helpful!