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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I blogged recently about my favourite microblogging service, Twitter. I’m spending less time on Facebook and more time on Twitter these days. A recent article in the Toronto Star, “Forget Facebook, Everyone’s a-Twitter“, confirms I’m not alone.

Just as Twitter’s popularity increases, so do the number of 3rd party applications and clients that work with it.

Here are few more Twitter tools since my last round-up:

A desktop client for Mac OS X, Windows and Linux which runs on Adobe AIR. Allows you to post tweets, view your timeline and public timeline from your desktop. Spaz has a slick user-interface.

I mentioned twhirl in my last round-up. Like Spaz, twhirl allows you to post tweets and view Twitter timelines from the desktop using Adobe AIR. The interface is more Twitter-esque. It has the added benefit of allowing you to connect to multiple Twitter accounts, shorten-long urls and cross-post to Pownce and Jaiku.


Twittersoap is a mashup of Mobypicture and Twitter. Twittersoap adds an extra layer on Twitter and Mobypicture. Mobypictures supports cross-posting to Twitter, Flickr, Tumblr, Blogger, and Jaiku.

Looking for more Twitter clients and tools? Take a look at the exhaustive list and reviews, “Twitter Tools, Tweaks and Theories” from Typepad Hacks.

What’s your favourite Twitter tweak? Tweet with me!

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March 28, 2008

I blog quite a bit about Twitter. It’s one of my favourite microblogging tools. I use Twitter to keep up with news, friends, and other bloggers. As a Twitterite, I’m always exploring new ways to get the most out of Twitter. Here’s a round-up of some interesting Twitter tools and articles I’ve come across recently.

Use this tool to keep track of what happens to the links in tweets shared by you, your friends and other Twitterers. Includes Twurl This, a bookmarklet tool that lets you easily shorten URLs for sharing on Twitter. Read the Tweetburner blog to learn more about upcoming features.

A useful tool for following conversations by Twitter username. The tool only works for Twitter users with public profiles, but it helps you to follow the threaded conversation between users. Read more about it here.

TweetStats: Graphing Your Stats
Create a graph of your Twitter statistics including:
*Tweets per hour
*Tweets per month
*Tweet timeline

A desktop Twitter client, based on the Adobe AIR platform. It runs on both Windows and Mac and allows you to:
* connect to multiple Twitter accounts
* get notifications on new tweets
* shorten long URLs (helpful for keeping those tweets at 140 characters or less)
* cross-post updates to Pownce and Jaiku
* search tweets
* filter Twitter posts by timeline

TinyURL Plug-in for bloggers
Use this neat plug-in to allow blog visitors to easily Twitter and share your blog posts.

Fun Hack: Retweet Your Favorites on Twitter
A great post on how to use Yahoo Pipes and Twitterfeed to re-tweet your favourite posts to Twitter.

Looking to have more fun with Twitter? Read 5 ways to have fun with Twitter when you’re bored. You’ll learn how to calculate your Twitter score and how to typecast yourself and your friends (are you a: talker, listener, or hub?)

Is Twitter’s time at hand? Facebook has to hope it’s just a fad. Watch the Twitter vs Facebook video making the rounds of the interwebs and have your say. I vote yes for Twitter.

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