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Twitter January 10, 2010

Posted by CK in IT, Networking.
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I just joined, to see what all the fuss is about. Looking for a Mac OS desktop client, after some evaluation, I ended up with Socialite. It would be great if its RSS reading facilities were as good as NetNewsWire‘s, I’d just buy it and remove one icon from my dock. Not yet, unfortunately.

I also checked FriendFeed, mostly because I saw it in George‘s tweet list. Can’t figure it out, and in any case, one step at a time.

If you wish to follow, my ID is ckotso.

Update: I now switched to Echofon; Socialite is very cool but I only need a Twitter client, and I prefer Echofon’s interface. I only miss the quick-tweet shortcut…



1. adamo - January 10, 2010

Most of the time I am using FriendFeed as a “glue” between my blog, my Google Reader shared items and twitter. A few times, when a tweet does not fit in 140 chars, I post it though FriendFeed.

2. Panagiotis Astithas - January 11, 2010

Ditto about FriendFeed. Another use for FriendFeed used to be as a better web client for Twitter, since theirs used to blow goats not-so-long-ago. Plus you get contained conversations on FriendFeed, something Twitter lacks.

adamo - January 11, 2010

FriendFeed is where we go when twitter is down 🙂

3. synodinos - January 11, 2010

Tweetdeck, just for the sake of filtering and displaying the incoming information in multiple columns.

CK - January 11, 2010

Yes but it’s not native — also the reason why I never tried it. What’s the footprint on your Mac?

CK - January 11, 2010

Ok just tried it for a few minutes — I still prefer Socialite. A lot. The only other one which I considered seriously was Echofon. Nicely done.

4. synodinos - January 12, 2010

Socialite looks sexier, but Tweetdeck is good enough and free of charge 🙂

BTW you’re currently follow 20 people and that is a number that works fine on a single column layout. When you get to the point that you are following >100 people, will you still use one column? Does Socialite have folders or something similar, in order to filter and organize incoming tweets as they arrive? Also does it support stored searches/queries?

5. CK - January 12, 2010

In all honesty, even these 20 people seem to be a lot, especially since one of them is sending like 30-40 tweets a day. I’m really not sure how one can manage following >100 people.

Stored searches are supported, yes. Filtering too, but not this dynamic distribution of tweets in folders as they arrive (if it does, I haven’t figured it out yet).

But I really think this is out of my scope… I really like twitter from my experience in these first days, but if my list grows too big, chances are it will become unmanageable for me.

6. Panagiotis Astithas - January 12, 2010

Socialite seems to support twitter lists, so it should be good for lots of subscriptions as well. I just monitor one or two of my lists for every tweet and I use the rest as a news broadcast: if I happen to see it when I glance on the list fine, otherwise it won’t be missed.

CK - January 12, 2010

Maybe something for me to check out then — thanks!

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