? of the Day to Tara
How is TweetDeck working for you?
TweetDeck is an application designed to to make organizing Twitter tweets easier. I downloaded it a couple of weeks ago and have to say it was very easy to get up to speed using it. The program resides on the desktop so it’s easy to launch. There are 3 windows by default. On the left are all the tweets from your followers. In the middle are your @replies and on the right are your direct messages. Those last 2 windows are key because in Twitter there is no alert that you have any @Replies and Twitter only gives the total # of direct messages. Who can remember how many direct messages you had the last time you logged in? Not me! It also speeds up conversations to be able to click on the person’s image to reply, direct message or retweet without having to cut or paste anything.
There are actually 10 windows that you can view in TweetDeck. Just scroll to the right to see them. You can view all of your followers. You can create groups of people based on the kinds of tweets they provide or as this YouTube video author does, you could create a group for those followers you see as providing valuable content. This video is a good quick intro to TweetDeck.
TweetDeck has a search function which is a very cool feature. When you do a search, the application puts the search results into a new window. The window stays there so this feature is good for tracking topics. My search for TweetDeck resulted in 126 tweets. But this search feature is not one and done, it keeps growing. By the time I was done with this post it was up to 200.
Some of the tweets I found via search said that they felt TweetDeck was more of a resource hog than Twhirl, which is another Twitter application. My computer was very sticky while TweetDeck was open writing this post. Once I closed it, the issue resolved immediately. So maybe I’ll give that one a try on my home computer for comparison sake!
Cast your vote! Which Twitter application do you like? TweetDeck, Twhirl or some other one?