Dennis Shiao’s love affair with the social media tool TweetDeck, has come to an end. Why? Well mainly because leaner alternatives now exist. Find out what they are in this useful post.
We’ve had a great time together, TweetDeck. And believe me, it’s not you, it’s me. Breaking up is hard to do, so I’ve decided to compose this posting to let you know. Yes, yes, that was quite impersonal of me. Let me explain why I feel the way I do.
1) Curbing Application Proliferation.
Despite the emergence of SaaS, we have more and more applications running on our desktop or laptop. If I could accomplish all of my Twitter activity within my browser, then you, unfortunately, are one less application I need to have running (I’m so sorry).
And I’ll tell you a dirty little secret about social streams: they consume lots of memory! My browsers tend to consume 250-700+ MB and you, while consuming less, still needed 100-200+ MB of tender loving RAM. With one less application, my computer is already running faster. Like I said, it’s me, not you.
2) The New @Connect Tab.
Yes, yes, it seems I’m already seeing other services. This one happens to be called Twitter.com. The New Twitter (or is it the “New New New Twitter”?) has a nifty “@Connect” tab. Under “Interactions,” it lists everything I want to know:
- When someone “Favorites” my tweet.
- New followers.
- When someone adds me to their Twitter List.
You, TweetDeck, had columns available for mentions and new followers, but I’d often miss seeing retweets. And, to have this all in a single place is useful to me. So in this case, TweetDeck, I’m afraid it’s you and not me.
Posted with permission of Dennis Shiao. To read the entire post, go to http://allvirtual.me/2012/02/27/5-reasons-im-breaking-up-with-you-tweetdeck/
(Photo by Rosaura Ochoa)