Tweetdeck

Simple Twitter experiments to restore that boxfresh feeling

There is nothing sadder than reflecting on the earlier days of a community or service and complaining about how much things have changed.

So let’s just take it for granted that there’s an element of that in this but not dwell too much. 

Instead, I’d like to focus on something more important: how you shake things up when the timeline that used to delight and inform you begins to feel saggy and boring.

Think of it like marriage-counselling for a tool that many of us spend more time with than our significant others.

(If you have your own tips, let me know.)

Tweetbot for Mac is the TweetDeck replacement you have been waiting for

It was a dark dark day for marketers when Twitter bought TweetDeck and closed the old development path in favour of releasing a stripped back and simplified new version.

Since then, many have chosen to stick with the old download of TweetDeck available from sites like Old Apps, myself included. Others will have made the leap to HootSuite, thanks to its close ‘column-based’ similarity.

But these options leave you stuck in the past, clinging to a client that has buttons for sharing to Google Buzz and MySpace (!)

What hope is there on the horizon for a new tool that lets marketers post to and monitor different accounts quickly and easily from a native app?