How Tweetdeck Saved Twitter

TweetDeck

TweetDeck

I signed up for Twitter about a year ago and I’m not really sure why. I’m guessing it happened the same way I find most things on the internet. I search for something like clown tattoos, find an advertisement for colon cleansing and then finally land on something interesting. Unfortunately, Twitter wasn’t interesting.

I gave it a shot though and found that nobody I knew used the site. I decided that it would just be about me posting random thoughts to myself in 140 characters or less — so I left.

Over the past few months, the media has started mentioning Twitter in just about every newscast so I came back to see what all of the fuss was about. And just like last year, I was underwhelmed. I hated the idea of having to visit Twitter every day to see what was going on in the world. I wanted the tweets to come to me — and that’s where TweetDeck comes in.

Not only does TweetDeck bring people’s tweets to me, it also updates me with my friends’ status on Facebook. I can leave the application minimized in my task tray and when a person updates their twitter account or their facebook status, a visual indicator pops up and I’m also notified with a sound. Everything is organized. It is all on one page. It is beautiful.

TweetDeck is in beta right now, but it runs like a well oiled machine in my opinion and I can’t wait to see other ideas from them.

If you’d like to follow me on Twitter, you can do so by visiting my profile page and clicking on the follow button. The news agencies in Denver are really latching onto the service and I now follow realtime traffic (from scanners) and news throughout the day. I love it.

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