Is twitter stagnating?
Are they sitting on their hands?
Are others improving the usability of twitter while at the same time taking people away from the actual twitter site itself?
Tweetdeck and other clients are those I talk about?
While I have not used these myself as they are desktop clients which I would rather not use, I have seen that many people use them for twitter and they recommend it to others.
I prefer to use friendfeed myself, although not a desktop client but a website I feel it delivers so much more than twitter alone, or the clients who improve twitter.
Friendfeed has the ability to add so much more than just the twitter feed, but even with just the twitter the conversation is kept so much neater which is easier to follow too.
Friendfeed is the conversation catcher, also a conversation expander simply due to friendfeed users being able to add to anything said elsewhere, like on twitter for example.
Those who only use twitter are actually missing on on extended conversation around what they started elsewhere.
On twitter I would have to look for each reply in the “replies” tab to this tweet to make sense of it. :o)
Looking at my friendfeed real time stream you wonder why twitter has yet to have their service auto-update like that!
Friendfeed has a great way for you to “bookmark” things using comments and the “like” function which twitter has in a crude way called “favourites” which are starred tweets yet I never use it and know of few others who do either and those who use friendfeed would rather “like” it on friendfeed than star it on twitter.
It is also so easy to share things of interest on friendfeed and not miss it like on twitter.
You can create list for different people even create one for people who don’t yet use friendfeed which is what they call the “imaginary friends.”
Let’s say you know someone on twitter and their username is @randomusername… you go and add this username to your friendfeed “imginary friends” list and it will import that persons tweets into your list so you can follow them without them even knowing, yet you can do this with their blog feed, twitter feed, any feed that you know the RSS or username of.
There is so much I have yet to learn to make the most of with friendfeed but I am enjoying it alot as I feel it’s a great central place to do your social activities.
If you have yet to try it, go join up and gve it a go. Don’t forget to add me by subscribing.