Summify is one of the online services we use every day here at GeekWire. It provides a daily digest of interesting stories as determined by the activity of your friends on Twitter, and it frequently turns up some gems that would otherwise get lost in the flood of tweets everyday.

The Vancouver, B.C.-based company, founded by two former Microsoft interns, was acquired earlier this year by Twitter, at which point it stopped taking new sign-ups, in preparation for shutting down the service. But for anyone who missed out, Twitter today announced a new weekly email digest that builds on the Summify technology.

It “features the most relevant Tweets and stories shared by the people you’re connected to on Twitter,” explains Twitter’s Othman Laraki in a blog post introducing the new feature. “This new email digest also features the most engaging Tweets seen by the people you follow, even if you don’t follow those who wrote them.”

Twitter says it’s rolling out the new service over the next few weeks. Users will be able to activate the service in the Twitter notification settings.

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  • Guest

    Congratulations to Twitter on this new launch! I don’t always have time to refresh my Twitter app, so this e-mail digest view will be a great way for me to catch up on what’s been going on in my circles.

  • Guest

    I got my first Twitter digest email last night and was pleasantly surprised how relevant the content was. Didn’t feel like gratuitous spam at all. The latency thing is still something that’ll be hard to manage though given how quickly news can go stale on Twitter.

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