Posts Tagged ‘tweet tree’
When Gmail first launched, I was really attracted by the way Google made email conversations more like a message board. They grouped all of the related messages together so you could read the email updates as a stream.
On Twitter, although a great tool that I love, it is sometimes difficult to follow conversations over a period of time if you are not constantly in there.
Tweetree now offers the message string functionality that I find so useful in Gmail.
The application also addresses something else I find slightly annoying about Twitter – everything is a snipr or tinyurl. You don’t really get any context about where the link will take you. Tweetree shows you the extended title page and in some cases the website URL.
For someone you have been following and that you trust, it isn’t so much of an issue. With someone you don’t know, it is a bit scary. Considering the recent Twitter phishing scam, it makes me even more aware.
Granted, I do a lot of twittering from the web, so I don’t use alot of other tools out there, but there is a reason to make a shift to Tweetree is you are a web user.