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For those of you using twitter, do you use the actual Twitter website to read your tweets, or do you use a program like Twirl, Tweetdeck, Snitter or Twitterific (for Mac users) to do your messages?


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I'll start.

I started using Snitter but migrated over to Tweetdeck, as it has the ability to make categories of different types of Followers.

My DH uses Twirl, which seems basic enough.

I know a lot of people just go right to the Twitter website to read things, and others use their cell phones/Blackberries.

What do you use?

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I just downloaded Twitbin (a plugin for Firefox). I'll let you know how I like it after a few days...


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I'm plain Twitter myself, but am interested in twitter apps. I know there are several "out there"--what do you use and why? How is it helpful?



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I've been using Twitbin (a Firefox add-on) for a few days now. It's very basic, but I like it.


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Tweetdeck is the best way to keep things organized - i put things into different categories. Also I changed the black background color to something prettier, so that helped.

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I use tweetdeck also - it's very helpful for me

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I just go to Twitter and read it on the site.

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Okay, off to download Tweetdeck. Thanks, tweeps!

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I go to the website, but mainly because I haven't taken the time to checkout the options and how to incorporate them into my things.

I just started using my twitter account again just the other week, but I've had the account for a while.

Jilly, when you talk about organizing it into different categories, what exactly happens?

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i use twirhl, cos I love the little chatter box that comes up on my screen when my writer friends across the world are working too!

Distracting tho.....

I like the 'shorten url' option too.





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I'm a big fan of twhirl. In general I'd suggest using any of the Adobe AIR apps for twittering or a FireFox plugin. Keeping a page open just to twitter just isn't going to work for me.

Bonus to using an app is that you get a 'ding' sound when someone sends you an @reply or direct message.

I'd also like to remind people to go into your twitter "settings -> notices" and make sure that you have "show me all @replies" checked. With that setting you can get @replies from people even though your not following them. It makes it easy for people to get in touch with you.

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Jason, you can set up your Tweetdeck page to show different categories of those you follow. it's super convenient to be able, at a glance, to see the tweets of your friends vs the news outlets and various pro bloggers.

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Polygeek, that is an excellent point about allowing @replies from people you are not currently following.

I've been @ed from people i was not following, and ended up following them after they took the time to yack at me personally. I like people who talk to ME and not just the world at large.

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Thx Jilly,

Do I get my tweetdeck on twitter's site or elsewhere?

If elsewhere, do you have a link?

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Ya, know, shame on me. I should have added the link - sorry! Here it is:

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