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Twitter Overload and Possible Solutions…

I’m getting snowed under, even with following 92 twitterers, possibly because I live 12 hours in the future (GMT+8 vs GMT-5 for most Americans), and there’re pages of back tweets when I wake up every morning and check out my twitter account.

I am probably behind the curve when it comes to picking up new-fangled technology, unlike Shawn Collins, Scott Jangro and Sam Harrelson.

On a recommendation from Kerri Morrison (AKA @kmore) , I checked out Twitterific.

Oh great…it’s Mac-only. I typically keep my MacBook on a pile of Cat5 ethernet cables under my desk most of the time and I don’t think I’ll be firing it up, so I can burn more time on twittering…

Twhirl looks like a better alternative – it’s Windows and Mac OS X and I see a number of people sending updates using it.

I’ll probably check this out.

Anyone have experience? What do you recommend?

I don’ think I’ll venture into Pownce territory till next week, as there’s quite a bit of site development on a couple of new verticals I’m working on.

7 comments on Twitter Overload and Possible Solutions…

  1. Brian W
    May 14, 2008 at 7:19 pm (4520 days ago)

    Twhirl is fine, but can be distracting. Make sure you turn off notifications in the options panel. I currently have mine set to notify me on reply’s and directs. The past few days, I have been leaving it closed to make better use of my time.

    Brian Weaver
    BIP Memeber
    @profwebs on Twitter

  2. Will
    May 14, 2008 at 9:25 pm (4520 days ago)

    Andrew,

    I’m not overjoyed with twirl (although it is only v.0.8.1). Can only scroll back so far with it also, and every time I open it it shows all DM messages whether I have read them or not. Marking as read doesn’t get rid of them.

    Maybe v1.1 will excite me more.

    As for twitter, I’m still wondering why I need to know every time someone reaches for a fresh cup ‘o joe.

  3. Kevin Makice
    May 15, 2008 at 5:04 am (4520 days ago)

    Getting a desktop client (or a good iPhone client) is a must. It is a completely different way to experience Twitter than having to rely on IM or the web site.

    Twitterrific remains my client of choice on the Mac because of this one nifty and important feature: it can be set to pop up and then disappear, without my needing to click it away. Most of the other clients require real estate and be opened or manually minimized. It is a very ambient quality that makes the service work better.

    Twhirl (or Snitter) are my Windows clients of choice, but may actually be doing too much for my tastes. I want to interact with the people, not the content. They are very pretty, flexible interfaces that are a big improvement over early clients like Twitteroo, but neither has displaced Twitterrific for me. If there is an ambient property in either, I have never seen it work, and that’s a deal killer for me.

    YOu might also want to try Digsby on the Windows environment. It is like Adium + Twitterrific on the Mac.

  4. Merrell Ligons
    May 15, 2008 at 5:16 am (4520 days ago)

    It’s crazy to think how we keep using more technology to manage technology that is supposed to make our lives easier. Just shut it down for a bit and pick it back up when you can. I think it’s perfectly ok to not read every twit you get. Plus, if you already know what everyone is doing then what do you talk about in person?

  5. sabil margi
    June 18, 2010 at 3:58 pm (3755 days ago)

    i have twitter with username @sabil_margi , this twitter can’t want log in . I’m confused ! my tweets down . beginning 2000 tweets , now becomes just 1000 tweets . why ? how to be the same again ? tweet what the problem was not that important , how do I get my twitter can be opened again ..

    please answer , send to my e-mail ..

  6. Plastic Holder %0A
    December 2, 2010 at 6:48 am (3589 days ago)

    ehternet cables are still the ones that i use for my home networking applications ,;:

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