Emily Price on the Thirst app:
The language processing is what helps Thirst really shine. The app, for instance, will be able to tell that a friend is talking about Apple the company, not the Red Delicious they had for lunch.
Information overload continues to be a real issue. Hot topics recently have included email bankruptcy and giving up on reading RSS. Apps like Thirst are what I expect to be a growing trend over the next year as people try to more automatically curate their lives.