loving TweetDeck

April 11, 2009

I’ve been silent on this blog for a few weeks now. A look through my abandoned draft posts says it all, I live in the Internet NOW and Twitter is at the heart of it. I just discovered TweetDeck, and it’s nursing my Twitter addiction.

TweetDeck is this really nifty and free Adobe Air application that makes tweeting so much easier and faster.

TweetDeck has managed to do something other Twitter apps have not — integrate all the features of Twitter in one dashboard. TweetDeck’s simple design makes it easy to see tweets, replies, favourites and DMs in columns. You can also create groups and easily select followers to add to those groups. All my followers from libraryland are joined together in my “Librarian Group”. Same thing for my Tumblr followers.

TwitterSearch and Twitscoop are one-click away. You can also login to Facebook for status updates and use Twitpic to share photos. TweetDeck supports URL-shortening services such as TinyURL, tri.im, and Twurl.

TweetDeck is in beta, but overall it’s an awesome tool that works on Macs, Windows and Linux. Read more at the TweetDeck blog or get it now.

That’s all for now. Heading back to TweetDeck for my Twitter-fix ……

libraries using Twitter

February 20, 2009

Looking for a comprehensive list of libraries using Twitter? Take a look at the awesome list compiled by lindyjb.

Found via the Blogging Section of SLA-IT.

Looking to feed your Twitter addiction when Twitter goes down?

Take a look at some of these productivity tools and sites for Twitter.

Twittermania: 140+ more Twitter tools from Mashable. A plethora of tools for posting, reading, searching, analytics, popular userscripts, Firefox add-ons, and tools for the iPhone and other mobile phone clients.

Twitter Applications, Mashups and Tools from BloggersBlog. Some productivity and fun tools here.

Looking for something a little different? Andrew Dobrow reviews five awesome Twitter web apps you’ve probably never heard of.

Hopefully the Jabber issue will be fixed by the time you finish browsing these Twitter tools.

If you’re a Twitter user, you’ll want to check out ReadWriteWeb’s list of the most popular Twitter applications for the web, desktop and mobile.

The list is a follow-up to their previous report on the top Twitter clients and the RWW Guide to the World’s Most Popular Twitter Clients.

The top 5 overall applications are:

* Twhirl
* Mobypicture
* Twitterfeed
* Twitteriffic
* Terraminds micro search

I’m a big fan of both Twhirl and Twitterfeed.

I’m a big Twitter fanRudy Amid points to some great productivity tools to help you get more out of Twitter.  My favourite on the list is Twhirl.

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