TweetDeck as a standard Twitter client

While I think Tris was the very first one whom I saw using TweetDeck, I’ve started to notice lately that many of my friends are adopting it as a tool to manage their Twitter contacts.

It’s been hard for me to do so while away because I haven’t had a chance to download the software (the laptop I’m using is not mine so I don’t feel at liberty to do so) but I did before my previous laptop became defunct, and it was AWESOME. For someone who was an evangelist for Twhirl, I simply love TweetDeck. I’ve noticed that many more of my Twitter friends are using it, even Mac users (like Andy Peatling) or Ubuntu users (like Stephen Rees).

I know that Cecily Walker also uses TweetDeck, and she was jokingly telling Tris and I that we were late adopters. I’d say that TweetDeck should cut both Tris and I a share of the revenue, since we’re both evangelists, hehe (and unpaid ones, at that!). No, seriously… I think that TweetDeck has established a high profile and has started to become the industry standard for Twitter management.

Same as Tweetie is quickly becoming a standard for iPhone Twitter management (I know for a fact that Arieanna and Ianiv use it extensively, as does Jeffery Simpson).

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Comments (4)

Rod TempletonDecember 26th, 2008 at 12:04 pm

I moved to TweetDeck about three months ago, after being a hardcore Twhirl user like yourself, but I wouldn’t go back to Twhirl now. The ability to put contacts into groups allows me to follow a couple of hundred people, but to focus more closely on the Vancouver people that I follow. I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Robert BallantyneDecember 26th, 2008 at 1:20 pm

Every time I read of something that might improve upon Twitter’s barely-useful interface, it turns out that the software needs something called the Adobe Air runtime be installed first. This hateful bit of code won’t run on Mac OS 10.3, the machine that I use for tweeting. So, after I read about something like TweetDeck, and see that it is suitable for the Mac, and become enthusiastic about what it can do for me, I go to install it, only to be told that I need A-Air. Phooey!

RaulDecember 26th, 2008 at 9:58 pm

@ Rod – yeah, I was an enthusiast of Twhirl. Then TweetDeck came along… *swoon*

@ Robert – I do hope that somebody fixes that problem with TweetDeck!

TylerDecember 29th, 2008 at 11:16 am

I really need to look more at Tweetdeck. Grouping people would be handy.

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