[LINK] Twitter drop-off rates (was Re: Forum on high speed bandwidth in Australia - this Thursday)
peter at ratbags.com
Mon May 4 21:19:16 AEST 2009
> People who DO start using Twitter properly soon move from
> using the website to using client software
My friends said Twitter was immensely useful.
I have tried two clients so far.
1) Pwytter - excellent, but after I shut it down it won't start again. It
tells me it can't find a particular file. As I can find it, I don't think
I want to use software dumber than me. Or software which can only be
2) Blu - fabulous interface appearance, only runs on Vista (except that
what the developers really mean is that it requires .NET 3.5 and will
therefore run in XP). Shows the last 6 messages to come in (actually 5.9,
because the bottom one fades into the Vistaish transparency), so I have to
have it on top and watch it in case I miss something. Apparently I can
declare some of the people I follow to be "faves", but what this means is
I also tried the Facebook plugin, which seems to do nothing that can't be
done on the Twitter site (except it looks a bit better) but is probably
useful for people who live in Facebook all day.
I am loath to use any of the Adobe AIR-based clients because I don't feel
any nostalgia for the days when you had to reboot every second day to keep
Windows working at an acceptable speed.
I suppose I will just have to be one of those old fogeys who checks in a
couple of times a day to see if anybody is tweeting me. Much like I do
with email, the voicemail on my phone. the letterbox near the front gate,
While I've got you here - I had hashbrowns for dinner, it's dark outside,
the dog sneezed twice and we have run out of ice cream. That saved me
tweeting you all.
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