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Organizing All That Twitter Input

October 11, 2009

Making sense of all that twitter input can make your head spin, and plenty of companies have stepped in with desktop applications to help you out.  Mashable did a great review a couple months back comparing 19 different apps for power users, mac users and pc users.  The screenshots are excellent and each review lists pros and cons.  The application that gets the most buzz from the commentators I follow is TweetDeck.

The thing that annoys me about these applications is exactly that they are “desktop”  — as in one desktop.  I happen to work across two desktops — my office and my home office.  Should I ditch one desk and go mobile?  Doesn’t seem likely until Verizon and Apple make nice with each other.  Dump both desktops and go netbook?  Somewhat appealing, but I sure like the dual monitor set-up in my home office, and any kind of a docking station arrangement is out of the question at the office.

Does anybody know why a web-based Twitter application is apparently not available?  Jayne Navarre over at Virtual Marketing Officer (the woman has great taste in free WordPress templates, by the way) suggests making a Twitter dashboard with iGoogle.  It’s an idea that is appealing for it’s ease of set-up, but it sure seems like there should be a better web-based solution.  Anybody know something that I don’t?

Update:  I’ve discovered HootSuite and I’m in hoot heaven.  My initial research says the smart money is on running both, but for me — one thing at a time.  Hoot dog!

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  1. October 11, 2009 7:53 pm

    Tracy,
    Thanks for the ping to VMO. I like the iGoogle set up, but despite the simplicity, it’s an ongoing struggle to get all the moving parts of my “social life” in sync. This is the closest I’ve been to making it all work, as I also have a Fbook gadget and FriendFeed gadget on my Twitter iGoogle page. I would also recommend yoono. It sits in your side bar and you can access your social stuff, and share from any page you are browsing on the Web. I probably use yoono more than my iGoogle dashboard, but it doesn’t feed news. If you’re a blogger, the iGoogle solution gives you access to everything in one place. I keep searching for the ultimate solution, but short of that…..let me know if you find something else. I think FBook is trying and it seems like every day I see something new there to make life seamless, like the phone number feature….
    Best,
    Jayne

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