Seesmic is the biggest rival to Tweetdeck. A neat interface with native and web versions. It does pretty much everything Tweetdeck can do. Though it can cripple your browser causing it to crash. Unlimited columns, Facebook integration and multiple accounts are just a few of its choice tricks.
We’ve all been using Twitter for a while now. And despite its ever-increasing user numbers, it’s not really taken off has it? I mean obviously it has to a degree. But apply this test: Is your mum on Twitter? When you meet someone randomly do you expect them to be on Twitter?
The answer, I’d hazard to suggest is no. Then ask those questions but swap Twitter for Facebook and the answer is probably yes.
I loathe Facebook. Facebook is a clever service used by simple people. Twitter is a simple service used by clever people.
That doesn’t mean I don’t use Facebook, of course not. It sits there in my browser open all day. I use it because everyone else uses it. I prefer sharing pictures on Flickr, I prefer getting status updates on Twitter, I prefer chatting on Skype.
Having all of these lassoed into one crappy, uncoustomisable interface makes me nervous. So as a part of my one-man-Facebook-embargo I’ve assembled the 20 auxiliary Twitter services that hopefully might cause a landslide of people to abandon Facebook.
Not likely, I realise. Still, they’re here, so look at them hey?