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Tweetdeck is the new black

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screenshot-tweetdeckSomehow Tweetdeck is the new black in twitter. So to speak. Everyone seems to use it lately. According to one source 11% of tweets are sent by it already. If already is a word which can be used on a service less than 2 years old.

Enough incentive for me to try it out as well, after all the web-interface of twitter buggered me from the start.

Not that there was anything really wrong with it, but I am not someone who likes to have the same tab open all the time just to check for updates and be able to post. This actually took me off twitter the first time I tried it very quickly.

What can I say? I like comfort!

Tweetdeck on the other hand is exactly what I was looking for in this respect; actually even a bit more: It has the ability to post new tweets, the ability to autoupdate in certain intervals, and it actually divides all the tweets I receive in general ones, replies, and direct messages. It even has a nice profile view and an integrated search. And all that presented in a nice and tidy way (which coincidentally fits perfect to the theme I use).

The interface is rather comfortable and intuitive, it is a pleasure to write and send tweets. Hitting enter actually sends the tweet instead of just pushing the cursor to another line. That was something I never understood in the web interface. I think I will stay with this app for a while.

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Written by G. Neuner

6. January 2009 at 4:12 pm

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twitter and me

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screenshot-twitterI never got into twitter that much. Maybe that was because I was blogging already and was able to put my thoughts into words there. Well, about 10 months after last updating that blog it might be time to give microblogging a new shot. After all, the reason why in the end I stopped blogging on both my previous more serious and my private blog was that I didn’t know what exactly to write on either one of them. One of them was too serious (I even went so far as to put down all the rights of the pictures I used), the other one much too personal. Because: if I have a thought about something I write it down. And then I make an article out of it. And then I added to the article.

The fun thing was: I got fans with that. It is seldom the case that anybody puts his feelings really into words and in the case of my personal blog I did. But on the other hand I got lots of criticism about the fact that I actually told people that much about me. Even though it was nearly completely anonymous. So, let’s try twittering again, which seems to be a viable alternative if I just want to hold that specific thought. And it is more exposed than facebook status messages as well. People on facebook often just don’t have any sense of humor. One can put so much effort into one-liners for that and still not even get a smile…

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25. December 2008 at 12:57 pm

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