Twitter Needs Groups. TweetDeck Kinda Sorta Solves The Problem

08Jul08

TweetDeck is a Twitter application built on Adobe Air that allows you to manage how you see your tweets, replies, and direct messages on Twitter.

After you install TweetDeck you need to log in with your Twitter credentials.  The first time you log in you’ll see 3 rows of Twitter action – your friends timeline of tweets, your replies, and your direct messages.  TweetDeck is fully customizable, so you can choose exactly what information is shown.  You can send out tweets, replies, direct messages, and retweets right from TweetDeck.  There’s also a search function, so if you’ve been using Summize to search for replies and such, you can do that right from TweetDeck as well.  One thing that I love about TweetDeck is that you have the ability to create groups out of your Twitter friends, so you can track what certain people are up to at any time.  This is especially useful if you’re following a lot of people and want to filter out your “real” friends tweets from everyone else.

TweetDeck also allows you to change the timeframe of activity.  You can view tweets from the last 48 hours all the way down to the last hour.  It also keeps you updated on Twitters current status, which has been “pretty much ok” for the past two days.  If you’re not connected to the Internet or if Twitter happens to be down (NO WAY!) then you can log into TweetDeck as “offline” and your tweets will go out as soon as you connect or whenever Twitter comes back up.  Note:  As of the date of this post, the “offline” feature is disabled because it was sending out double tweets.  The TweetDeck homepage says it will be fixed shortly so I still wanted to point it out. Here’s my screencast tour of TweetDeck:

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